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Our Spirit of Giving - an annual giving program for Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield employees.

Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield has a long history of philanthropic support, and Mercy employees have always been the first to give and have given most generously. We proudly offer the opportunity to continue this tradition of giving through Our Spirit of Giving, the Friends of Mercy Foundation’s annual employee giving program.

Our mission of ensuring state-of-the-art, compassionate healthcare for all in our community has never been more relevant or critical. With your support, we will continue to advance Mercy’s mission of healing now and for generations to come.

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100% of your gift will support:
Mercy Hospital Southwest Patient Care Tower - Surgery: The New Patient Care Tower at Mercy Southwest Hospital will be expanding from 4 to 10 operating rooms. This means more patients can have their surgical needs met closer to their homes.

Sister Judy Morasci Endowment for Women & Children: On January 1, 2021, Sister Judy Morasci, RSM, officially retired as Vice President of Mission Integration after 26 years of dedicated service to Mercy Hospitals and the Bakersfield Community. To honor her legacy, the Friends of Mercy Foundation established the Sister Judy Morasci Endowment for Women and Children. This endowment will live in perpetuity, benefitting local organizations that serve women and children with the most critical need.

Community Outreach "Comfort & Caring" - Will support the Homemaker Care Program and the Art & Spirituality Center

The Homemaker Care Program (HCP) offers in-home supportive services to elder and disabled adults (clients) and vocational training to individuals (students) seeking entry-level positions in health . All of the HCP’s client services are fully or partially subsidized based on market rates. Similarly, all student training is offered at no cost.

Two programs provided through the Art & Spirituality Center address healing through the arts; the Art Cart offers a therapeutic and healing tool, reducing stress and loneliness and providing opportunities for self-expression and the Acoustic Remedies program introduces various elements of music including rhythm, melody, harmony, and tempo stimulate a cognitive and emotional response that helps to positively affect mood and results in improved healing through the healing power of music. Both programs are provided at the bedside of patients.

Levels of Giving:
Circle of Mercy* (1% of base pay)
Automatic Payroll Deductions*
($5 minimum)
One-Time Payroll Deduction
($25 minimum)
PTO Donation
(one-time or semi-annually)

You can now join Our Spirit of Giving online!
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For more information, please contact the Friends of Mercy Foundation at (661) 663-6700 or email FriendsofMercy@DignityHealth.org.  

*Unless designated as a recurring gift, all automatic payroll deductions will begin January 2023 and continue for 26 pay periods.