“This is truly a noble and much-needed institution and merits the generous support of our people ... the sisters are experienced and trained nurses and their new hospital will be a boon to Southwest Colorado.”
This statement, published in 1882, is as meaningful today as it was then. I think back to 1996, my first year to volunteer with Hospice of Mercy, and the importance of living up to the legacy set by the Sisters of Mercy.
It is a living legacy that continues today in our mission: We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities. Our inheritance from the Sisters is the act of mercy in compassion to others.
I’ve stayed with Mercy these past 24 years (and am currently the vice-chair of Mercy’s board) because the caring I see is genuine and the employees as compassionate even in this changing health care environment.
Yes, Mercy is part of Centura Health and has been for 10 years. The advantage of being in a system is paramount. Centura’s sponsors, CommonSpirit Health and AdventHealth, are leaders in faith-based ministries, with world-class expertise and uncommon compassion.
In my opinion, the Sisters of 1882 would be proud. The two Sisters who sit on Mercy’s board today continue to ensure our spiritual legacy.
Time – our time that we give to others – is our most unconditional gift. At this time, Mercy deserves my time!
Richard MillerPagosa Springs