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Mercy Health Foundation was founded in 1971 and serves as the philanthropic arm of Ascension Mercy Hospital and Ascension Medical Group clinics located throughout the Oshkosh area and southern Winnebago County in their efforts to provide exceptional, person-centered health care to our community. Our foundation takes a special interest in serving the needs of the poor; we invite you to help make a difference in the lives of those who have nowhere else to turn.
The Mission of the Mercy Health Foundation is to live out the healing ministry of Christ with a special emphasis on those in need, by generating, stewarding and distributing funds to enhance the quality of the services and programs offered through our health care system.
Mercy Medical Center Foundation was established on October 1, 1971 with a vision of working both inside the hospital and beyond its walls. The Foundation has maintained a distinguished record of helping to fund projects that carry out the Ascension Mercy Hospital/Ascension Health System mission: "to live out the healing ministry of Christ by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve...especially the poor." The Foundation supports the mission by generating, stewarding and distributing charitable funds to enhance the quality of Mercy/Ascension services in the Oshkosh area. In 2000, the organization's name was changed to Mercy Health Foundation to reflect the breadth of the Foundation's work.