Seven Sisters of Mercy opened the first hospital in Pittsburgh and the world’s first Mercy Hospital on January 1, 1847. Welcoming patients regardless of race, nationality, age, gender, or religion, our healing ministries continued to grow across the country in size, number, services and patients served. We also serve in public health and community-based settings, as well as through sponsorship support.

By collaborating with others in works of mercy, we continually learn from them how to be more merciful.

(Mercy Constitutions 10:6)

Mercy and healthcare have gone hand-in-hand since the 19th century when the first Sisters of Mercy began tending the poor who became sick in Dublin, Ireland.

Today we serve in six health systems and many related facilities and services throughout the United States, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and family care and outreach centers. There are also Sisters of Mercy-affiliated hospitals and health clinics in Belize, Guam, Guyana, Peru and the Philippines.

Interested in learning more?

For more information, please contact the Institute Office of Ministry.

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