Christmas 2017

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindess in thinking is profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

At Mercy Hospitals, we believe that kindness is an indispensable part of the healing process. 

We know that delivering care with kindness can lead to a faster return of health, reduced pain and shorter hospital stays.  We also know kindness heals a wounded heart and transforms an anxious mind.  In fact, at Mercy Hospitals, we believe kindness is a form of medicine.  We know that this isn’t just a nice notion – it’s also sound science.  Kindness literally restores both the body and the soul.

Kindness is best dispensed close to home, especially for those suffering from cancer related conditions. For many years, Mercy has proudly provided our community advanced oncological care and services, including the only inpatient oncology unit in Kern County. Despite this, 60% of women needing gynecological-oncology care currently receive treatment out of town. 

To keep the women of our community close to home, Mercy Hospital has created the S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center. This center, coupled with the state-of-the-art Da Vinci Xi robot, and the recruitment of highly skilled GYN Oncologists will make Mercy Hospitals a Regional Center of Excellence for gynecological malignancies.  Now our mothers, sisters, and daughters will receive the most advanced gynecological-oncology care, surrounded by the kindness of our caregivers and near the comfort of family.  

This Christmas Appeal is our way of asking you to join us in our healing efforts.  Will you please celebrate the Christmas season by making a gift to the Friends of Mercy Foundation? Click here to support the gynecological-oncology services of Mercy Hospitals, and give women the access to receive the most advanced technology and services available, while remaining close to the kindness that only their families and the caregivers at Mercy Hospital can provide. 

Just as Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy stated, “we should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.”  This program and your support is a beautiful example of shining light to the women of this community. Include the names of your loved ones in the comments section; it is our honor to share this with our local Sisters of Mercy who will pray for them and your intentions during the Advent season.

May your Christmas Season be filled with light, love, peace and kindness.

With Gratitude,

  Toni Signature
Sister Judy Morasci
Vice President of Mission Services            
   Toni Harper Dougherty
   Vice President of Philanthropy



Please be assured that 100% of your generous gift supports Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield and the continuing mission of the Sisters of Mercy.