SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has announced the start of the public phase of a capital campaign for the continued renovation of facilities and expansion of services.
‘Hope and Healing: the Campaign for Mercy Medical Center’ has a goal of $6 million. Specifically, the funds will be used for two projects at Mercy Medical Center: construction and furnishing of a new state-of-the-art intensive care unit (ICU), and the construction of a newly designed, expanded ambulatory surgical unit (ASU).
A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ICU took place on Sept. 24 to mark completion of the first phase of the project. The program featured a blessing of the ICU offered by the Most Rev. Timothy A. McDonnell, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.
“Mercy Medical Center has a long history of providing high-quality, compassionate care to residents throughout the western Mass. region. This capital campaign will allow us to improve our infrastructure and add the latest equipment and technology, so that we may continue to meet the community’s need for increasingly specialized health care,” said Vincent McCorkle, president and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS).
Robert Sullivan Jr., president of RM Sullivan Transportation, is the general chair for the capital campaign. Sr. Mary Caritas, former president of then-Mercy Hospital, serves as the honorary chair of the campaign.
“We are also pleased to announce that the lead gift in the advanced leadership gift phase of the campaign has been made by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation,” said Brenda McCormick, vice president of Fund Development at SPHS. Mercy’s new, state-of-the-art ICU has been named in honor of Mary Davis, the mother of Davis Foundation trustees John Davis, Stephen Davis, Jane Davis Kusek, and Robert Davis.