MERCY: a legacy of service in Northwest Arkansas

“On behalf of the Mercy Auxiliary, I would like to thank all of the medical professionals for their dedication and perseverance during covid-19, and to the many businesses in our community who provided resources to assist Mercy Hospital. Finally, I am extremely grateful for the volunteers who continue to be engaged to accomplish our organization’s mission to serve others.” – Christy Blackshear President Elect Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas Auxiliary “No doubt the men and women that make up the awesome ministry of Mercy have suffered from fatigue. They stepped up in a time of need and certainly excelled. I believe the founder of Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, would be very proud of each Mercy associate for their commitment to heal the sick. And in regard to the community, Northwest Arkansas showed the strong foundation of people that excel when times like these that call for excellence.” – Craig Rivaldo Mercy Hospital Board Chair Executive Vice-President and Regional Executive for Arvest Bank Grou


More than 100 years ago, a young Irish woman named Catherine McAuley received an unexpected inheritance and with those funds she opened the first house of Mercy, serving impoverished women and children in Dublin. Today, the mission Catherine began is...

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