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Mercy Enews
No. 458 | 18 April 2012

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007

Feature

Mercy Opens New Hospital in Joplin (Americas)

Editor: Regular readers of Mercy E-News will recall that last May 22 a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri in the southwestern part of the state and that St. John's Regional Medical Center, a Sisters of Mercy Health System hospital, took a direct hit (Mercy E-News Issue 415). In subsequent issues we reported on developments, including the establishment a week later of the 60 bed mobile hospital, and then of plans to build a state-of-the-art hospital (Mercy E-News Issue 428). This week we are pleased to report on that new Mercy hospital...

"The startling thing in first seeing the new Mercy Hospital Joplin – the factory built, trucked-in replacement for the building destroyed by last May’s tornado – is how attractive and permanent it looks. Joplin has a new hospital as of mid-April, and this one isn’t tents or trailers.

The new facility will offer patients all the comforts and most services they would expect from a Mercy hospital. With steel construction that is sturdier than the old St. John’s Regional Medical Center, the new Mercy building is a testament to modern technology and overtime workers coming together to build a complete hospital in eight months..."

Messages to: Nancy Corbett - Mercy Media Relations Director, Marketing and Communications
 

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