Note from Leadership

Since our beginning in a small cottage hospital more than 125 years ago, Mercyhealth has become the leading health care provider in the region. With an unwavering focus on our mission, “Superior care. Every day. For all our patients,” we are proud of the high-quality care we provide. 

Our history has a strong foundation in not only quality, but in philanthropy. In 1883, cries carried through Rockford for a hospital that could provide a safe place to receive care when injury and illness happened. Those first generous gifts to create that cottage hospital are the foundation of caring on which Rockford Health System was built.

Through the years, we have continued to match the needs of our community with the generosity and compassion of our donors. Donor gifts support important building projects, help purchase equipment for advanced care, and make care and comfort items available to our patients and their families. 

Your gifts to the Mercyhealth Development Foundation will allow us to continue building on that strong foundation, and provide Respectful Care to those you care about: your families, your friends and your neighbors. Thank you for your generous support.

Wishing you good health and happiness,

Jennifer Johns
Mercyhealth Development Foundation