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Caregivers at Mercy carry on the quiet work of healing every day. They have caring hearts that deliver tender, loving care when our patients need it most. Would you like to say “thank you” to a caregiver at Mercy Hospital who helped you or your loved one? The Grateful Hearts program allows patients and their families an opportunity to show gratitude to the physician, nurse or caregiver who played a special role in their care.

We invite you to remember that individual by making a Grateful Hearts contribution in his or her honor while also supporting our efforts to provide the highest quality of care in our community. When a gift is made, the person you are honoring will be sent an acknowledgement letter along with your personalized note and a special lapel pin to wear proudly.  

For more than 100 years Mercy, with the help of philanthropic support of grateful patients, has provided healing and hope to Kern County. Thanks to our donors, the Friends of Mercy Foundation proudly supports Mercy Hospitals by funding the purchase of advanced technology, state-of-the-art equipment, and programs that meet the special needs of the most vulnerable in our community. Your gift to Mercy will impact people whose names you will never know. Philanthropic support from our community has allowed a father to walk his only daughter down the aisle after having his life saved with high-tech equipment that was used in treating his cardiac arrest; a grandmother will get to see her grandson graduate from high school because her cancer was diagnosed early using a state-of-the-art Endoscopic Ultrasound and a family in Bakersfield will not go hungry tonight after receiving assistance from our Department of Special Needs and Community Outreach. 

Your gift will impact the life of someone in our community!

If you would like to make a gift in honor of a caregiver who made a difference in your care at Mercy, please click the "Donate Now" button at the top and select Grateful Hearts as your designation. You may also make your gift by calling the Friends of Mercy Foundation at 661.663.6700. If you choose to donate online, please "Share Your Story" with us in the comments section. Your story will then be shared with the caregiver that you have selected to honor.

Thank you for choosing Mercy and allowing us to care for you and your loved one during this time. We would be honored to have you as one of our many donors that help us in our healing ministry of caring for patients with kindness, quality and compassion.  

Grateful Hearts Recipients 

Jason Arthington

Sister Mary Anne Bradish

Sherry Brice

Lorri Chambers

Al Coppola MD

Hector De Jesus MD

Stephan Denaro MD

Dr. Elliot

Emergency Staff - Downtown

Emergency Staff - Southwest

Emily Hall

Diana Hernandez

Diane Howard

Sheree Johnson

Amanda Judd

Dr. Kazmi

Janelle King

R Krishan MD

Bob Lawson

Dr. Madrilejo

Matthew Malerich, MD

Lydia Perez

Abe Rodriguez

Amanda Schneider

Chris Shields

Carrie Shultz

Shakti Srivastava MD

Trish Tang

Vida Tumulak

Laura Ulery

Anna Vargas

Candace Villasenor

Hope Youngblood

George Wahba, MD

3 West Staff