Mercy Hospital Foundation

Contributions are utilized to enhance the quality of patient care, to implement educational health programs, and to acquire new medical equipment. The income will be used to benefit the Oelwein area and will operate exclusively for non-profit healthcare purposes.

At Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters our daily mission is life... advancing the excellence of our medical services for your life and those you love.

You can support this caring effort. Your charitable gifts are special ways to commemorate someone you love. By supporting life in the memory of those you love, you can advance the excellence of medical services available to others at Mercy Hospital.

Individual gifts may be donated to the Foundation. All gifts may be designated to specific health care programs, if desired, and are tax-deductible. Gift amounts are not made public.

Our Memorial Gift Program was created for those moments when a family or friend wished to express sympathy in terms of a "living gift". Establishing a memorial frequently fulfills this purpose. A memorial is automatically established in the name of an individual when a gift is received. All memorial gifts are used for endowments and special projects.

Your gift will help Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters continue to provide quality medical care. Your support is vital and deeply appreciated. Contributions mean a healthier tomorrow for those who need our help.

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Mercy Hospital Foundation
201 Eighth Avenue S.E.
Oelwein, IA 50662
(319) 283-6115

Guardian Angel Program

Have You Been Touched By an Angel? Has a doctor, nurse, staff member or volunteer made a difference in the care you or your loved one received at Mercy Hospital?

Our patients often express their gratitude for the excellent care they receive through a variety of ways – kind words, smiles, letters of thanks and financial contributions.

One of the most meaningful ways to express your appreciation is to make a gift to the Mercy Foundation’s Guardian Angel Program. This program enables patients and families to say ‘thank you’ and to honor the person who made their experience a positive one.

The process is very simple. All you need to do is click here to give now and fill out the Guardian Angel form to let us know the name of your Guardian Angel and how they impacted you. This individual will be notified you are honoring them as your Guardian Angel (unless you would like to remain anonymous). Your Guardian Angel will be publically recognized and receive a custom-crafted lapel pin to wear proudly throughout the medical center.

Acknowledging an individual for a job well-done is one of the most meaningful forms of support you can offer. Your participation in the Guardian Angel Program demonstrates your understanding of the important role our team-members play, while supporting Mercy Hospital in fulfilling its mission to provide superior patient care. To learn more about the Guardian Angel Program, please contact the Mercy Hospital Foundation office at (319) 283-6115.

Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Information

Auxiliary members give their time and talents to support the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa hospitals and the communities within which each hospital is located. This support is provided through Volunteering, Fundraising and Scholarships.

The purpose of each Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa Hospital auxiliary, therefore, is to;

  • Promote cooperative interest between the Hospital and the community
  • Raise funds for the benefit of the hospital
  • Assist in any activities approved by the auxiliary and the Hospital Board of Directors
  • Provide funds for and administer scholarships for qualified applicants for study in a health care field

Mercy Hospital Gift Shop General Information

One Auxiliary project is the operation of agift shop at Mercy Hospital . The gift shop features the very latest in fine gifts, jewelry, cards, flowers, books, and magazines, as well as seasonal items to meet every price range and interest. The Gift Shop offers a quiet, restful spot to patients, visitors, and staff, away from the activity of the medical center. 

Volunteering in the Gift Shop is a fun and rewarding way to be part of the work of the Auxiliary.

The Gift Shop is very important and its presence in the hospital provides awareness of the Auxiliary and the many projects they provide throughout the year.

For membership to the Auxiliary contact Ann Sanderson at 319-283-4043. If your are interested in Volunteering contact Maureen Nolan at 319-283-6115.

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