The Guild of Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital Donates $70,000 for Patient Care Services and Equipment

(CINCINNATI; June 12, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Guild of Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital recently presented the hospital with $70,000. The Guild raised the money through a variety of fundraisers and sales from the hospital’s gift shop.

Jeff Graham, Mercy Heath East Market President and CEO, accepted the generous donation, which the hospital will use to pay for medical equipment and patient care services.

“On behalf of everyone at Anderson Hospital, I extend my sincere thanks for the Guild for this transformative donation,” said Graham. “The Guild works tirelessly to raise funds that help us provide the very best care right here in Anderson Township. This donation will go to good use and benefit area patients directly.”

Anderson Hospital is using the funds to purchase a number of pieces of medical equipment, including:
• Hematology microscope, which is vital to the study, diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases
• Special Care Nursery warmer beds, which keep our youngest patients warm and comfortable
• Wall-mounted otoscopes/ophthalmoscopes, which providers use to examine patients’ ears and eyes. These tools are for use in the Mercy Care Clinic, which helps the uninsured and underinsured access medical care.

In addition, a portion of the donation will go toward the funding patient care services at the Catherine McAuley Health Center, located at St. Stephen Church in the East End. The center, a collaborative effort between Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital and St. Stephen Church since 1991, is a free, adult clinic established to provide medical care to low-income and/or uninsured persons.

The Guild of Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital raises funds for charitable care and capital purchases that help the hospital provide top quality care to the patients it serves.