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President’s Message Autumn is a natural time of year to pause and count our blessings for the abundance of the season. It can be quite moving to reflect on the gratitude we feel for our families, our friends, our health and our homes. This rich seasonal tradition of appreciation also inspires us to help those who are less fortunate.
Sister Bridget McCarthy, RSM
A Calling Answered with a Life of Service This year, Sister Bridget McCarthy, RSM marks her 50th year of service with Dignity Health. An outstanding and inspirational health care leader in the Sacramento area, Mercy Foundation is honored to celebrate her many remarkable achievements. From the age of eight, Sr. Bridget knew she wanted to become a Sister. “During those early years I was inspired and fascinated by hearing mission stories and seeing pictures of children in need in foreign lands, and I knew I wanted to help them.” she explains. As a high school student educated by the Sisters of Mercy, her principal was the first to tell her about the religious community here in Sacramento. Although she had never before left Ireland or her large family, Sr. Bridget set out for California to care for those children whose stories had inspired her. Sr. Bridget is very appreciative of the sacrifice her parents made in giving their blessing to her and later to her sister, Susan, to answer their respective calls to serve God’s people half way around the world. As a student nurse, she did her clinical work at Mercy General Hospital, the only hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy within the region at that time. “My favorite work was critical care nursing,” she says, “I got to do direct patient care and I saw miracles. People we thought may never recover would walk out of the Continued on page 2
We are grateful for the generosity of our amazing family of Mercy Foundation donors. We recently had the pleasure of hosting our annual evening reception to recognize and celebrate our McAuley Society and Legacy Society members. We want to express how appreciative we are for every one of our donors and the role you play in advancing the expansive mission of the Sisters of Mercy. Each of you, through your support for Mercy Foundation, extends the work of the Sisters of Mercy in our community, educating the underserved, housing the homeless, feeding the hungry, and caring for the sick. With your help, the Adamson Family Sports Complex was recently completed at Cristo Rey High School, greatly enhancing the overall experience and opportunities for these deserving students from disadvantaged Continued on page 5
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hospital.” At the age of 25, she took her final vows as a Sister of Mercy and soon was called upon to transfer to the brand new Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She would serve there for six years, providing patient care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and eventually becoming the unit manager. “Patient care was so much more basic at that time…it is remarkable how far technology has come,” she says. Despite what she describes as “unbelievably fast change,” one constant that remains is that the care is still delivered with great compassion and kindness to this day.
In 1980, Sr. Bridget responded to a call that would change her life: to pursue graduate education in Health Care Administration & Planning. When she returned to Sacramento in 1982, her career in leadership began. Initially serving as Assistant Administrator at Mercy General Hospital, she was soon promoted to the role of hospital CEO. Following the formation of Catholic Healthcare West, in 1986, she was called upon to lead an effort that would culminate in a restructure of the Mercy Hospitals within the Sacramento region. This effort resulted in the consolidation of Mercy General, Mercy San Juan and Mercy Hospital Folsom into a single corporation, governed by a single board. In 1987 she was 2
appointed President and CEO of the newly formed corporation, Mercy Healthcare Sacramento. During her 10 years in that role, Sr. Bridget and her strong team of leaders shaped the Greater Sacramento Service Area into what it is today, overseeing the construction of the new Mercy Hospital of Folsom, the acquisition of American River Hospital, and the affiliations with Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. “Not only did we bring the hospitals together and begin the consolidation of support services, but we focused on changing the culture by moving from independence to collaboration and inclusion. That is part of the story that continues even to this day. I believe it was our compelling Vision, Mission and Core Values that attracted community hospitals to affiliate with us, and today we are the stronger for those relationships,” says Sr. Bridget. In 1997, Sr. Bridget was called upon to assume the role of Executive Vice President of Northern California Operations for Catholic Healthcare West. She has also served on the elected leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy, and as President & CEO for Mercy Foundation. For her outstanding guidance and service, Sr. Bridget has received many prestigious awards.
These include The Rescue Now Humanitarian Award, the Sacramento Regional Pride Award in Health and Medicine, the Salvation Army William Booth Award, and the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Businesswoman of the Year, among others. Over the course of her career, huge shifts have taken place within our community, the health care industry and the Catholic Church. “When I started nursing, Medicare had just passed,” she remembers, “and in 1965, Vatican II took place and dramatically changed religious life as well.” Sacramento has expanded rapidly over the past fifty years, as has the need for high quality health care for its growing population. What has not changed is the dedication that Sr. Bridget and the other Sisters of Mercy demonstrate in meeting the outstanding needs of the most vulnerable members of the communities they serve. “It is our obligation to be in touch with the needs of the people,” she says, “There will always be a need for health care, but it may manifest itself in different ways.” “Fifty years is a long time, and the road had many twists and turns,” she recounts. When faced with challenges, the example of Sister Mary Baptist Russell provides Sister Bridget the inspiration she needs to stay energized and committed to her calling. She would remember
that during an earlier era, they didn’t have transportation and there was horrendous suffering and disease. Sacramento faced natural disasters like the flood of 1861, but the faith of the Sisters kept them steadfast in their service to the poor, ill and vulnerable. From this, Sr. Bridget draws strength. “Through it all I have been inspired by the Sisters and by those with whom I have ministered. God has called me, and my community has trusted me to do things I never could have done alone.” Sr. Bridget currently serves in Mission Integration for Dignity Health, and continues to play an integral role at Mercy Foundation. We are deeply grateful to her and the other local Sisters of Mercy who are a guiding force for our work. Thank you Sr. Bridget for your strength, leadership and faith. You have built an enduring legacy for all of us to follow.
Honoring Outstanding Generosity McAuley & Legacy Society Celebration Recently, Mercy Foundation had the pleasure of hosting our annual evening reception to recognize and celebrate our McAuley Society members, those donors who have given a total of $25,000 or more, and our Legacy Society members, who have included Mercy Foundation in their estate planning. Mr. Ritz Naygrow received Mercy Foundation’s highest honor, the Inspiring Philanthropy Award, for his extraordinary generosity in benefitting Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at Mercy General Hospital, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, and the construction of
June’s Place, a memory care unit located within Mercy McMahon Terrace. To watch a touching video about June’s Place that was shown during our program, please visit our website at supportmercyfoundation.org. We ended the evening on a sweet note when Sister Bridget McCarthy, RSM was pleasantly surprised by a celebration of her 50 years of service with Dignity Health and our health care ministry. We are so grateful to our entire family of generous donors for bringing the mission of the Sisters of Mercy to life!
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Patients who are Grateful for our Healing Ministry “The first day we met, we immediately started finishing each other’s sentences.” Helen Sears lights up when she talks about her husband Murven, the man she calls her best friend and her rock. “He has been a gift in my life for 48 years.” When Murven first began experiencing heart problems, he had two outpatient procedures, but soon it became clear that more intervention was needed. Dr. Michael Chang, director of cardiovascular services for Mercy Medical Group, told the Sears Murven needed surgery sooner rather than later. “Murven had done research and discovered that the Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute was the most highly rated in California, so we decided to go there,” recounts Helen. Last year, Helen and Murven, who live in Mendocino, traveled to Sacramento for his surgery that involved five bypasses and two valve replacements. While the Sears had a great level of condfidence in Murven’s cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Frank Slachman, they were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding level of care the rest of the team provided. “I looked around 4
and noticed that everything was done not only with professional integrity, but also with a gentleness and kindness,” Helen explains. “At one point, I had been in the hospital too long and I forgot to eat. I’m hypoglycemic and I was getting wobbly. A staff member saw me, took me by the arm, found me a seat, brought me a juice and sat with me until I was alright. She kept coming back to check on me. That’s just one example of the kind of thoroughness we experienced, and it was always done with such kindness.” Murven, who is in his eighties, was
“When I met Sister Kathleen Horgan, RSM, I said ‘It occurs to me that everything being done in this hospital is performed as a ministry.’” in surgery for eight and a half hours. Helen was understandably anxious during that time and was grateful to find that there was a chapel at Mercy General Hospital. “I went to the chapel and a priest came to help me. He said, ‘what questions would you like to ask me?’ I said, ‘how can I be strong for my husband when I am a wreck with concern?’”
remembers Helen. Through the priest’s counsel, Helen said she gained the strength she needed to approach the next stage of her life, supporting her husband and caring for him. “It gave me what I needed to escort Murven through the rest of our journey. It is hard to watch him age, but thanks to his surgery, his heart is giving him no trouble whatsoever. Now, he has the luxury of aging normally,” says Helen. For Helen, her experience during Murven’s surgery was spiritual and transformational. “When I met Sister Kathleen Horgan, RSM, I said ‘It occurs to me that everything being done in this hospital is performed as a ministry.’ Sister Kathleen beamed and said, ‘Yes! That is exactly what we aim for!’” Helen explains, “I learned that we are here to learn what we can, give what we can, and live each day as a ministry. It literally changed my life.” “There’s something wonderful when people connect in true kindness. It just doesn’t get any better than that. I saw that joy in the face of every single staff member we met,” Helen says. The Sears were so grateful for the care that they received, that they chose to make a grateful patient gift through Mercy Foundation to benefit the Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute. “And then we got the Mercy Foundation newsletter
and realized that the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy extends into the community, helping the homeless, feeding the hungry and educating children in need,” explained Helen, “and so we wanted to keep giving.” Today, the Sears are among our dedicated group of monthly donors and we are blessed to count them as part of the Mercy Foundation family.
You too can honor a caregiver or become a monthly donor. Please visit www.supportmercyfoundation.org to learn more.
President’s Message (continued) backgrounds. Through your generosity, our newest supported ministry, Mercy Pedalers, just celebrated its first anniversary of bringing mercy to the streets of Sacramento, giving refreshment to our neighbors without homes and connecting them with services. And the many grateful patients among you are enhancing health care in our community through the gifts you make in thanks for the outstanding care you receive at our local Dignity Health hospitals and clinics. You are making a difference and during this season of thanksgiving, we are particularly grateful for you. Thank you for improving lives in our community and inspiring philanthropy —yesterday, today, and until the end of need. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving season,
Sister Kathleen Horgan, RSM has been ministering at Mercy General Hospital for decades.
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Owen and Renee Taylor Merrily F. Wong and Gordon A. Wong, MD $100,000 - $249,999
The McAuley Society honors donors who have contributed lifetime cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more. The society is named for Sisters of Mercy Foundress Catherine McAuley, who more than 150 years ago built a house of mercy for underserved women and children in Dublin, Ireland.
$1 Million Plus City of Folsom Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Claudia and William Cummings The Harry C. & Deborah L. Elliott Family Foundation Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Lanie Albrecht Foundation Dave and Chris Lucchetti/Pacific Coast Building Products Dennis and Nancy Marks Mercy General Hospital Guild Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Volunteers June and Ritz Naygrow Alex G. and Faye Spanos The Tsakopoulos Family $500,000 - $999,999 Ken and Joyce Adamson Arata Brothers Trust Beneto Foundation County of Sacramento Diocese of Sacramento Paul and Sara Esch The Fletcher Jones Foundation
GE Medical Systems, Inc. Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation John and Trudy Schafer Barbara V. Thomas Western Health Advantage $250,000 - $499,999 Abbott Laboratories Buzz Oates The California Wellness Foundation Carrera Joffe Foundation John and Sandra Cook Eli Lilly and Company First 5 Sacramento The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. Eric and Stacey Henrikson Jesuits California Province Michael and Jane Jonsson KCRA 3/KQCA 58 Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Kevin M. Nagle Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel Sierra Health Foundation Sierra Hematology and Oncology
Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Anthem Blue Cross AT&T Services, Inc. Bank of America Steve and Cory Bauer Michael and Una Berrigan Janice and Harry Campbell Sammy and Kim Cemo City of Citrus Heights Randy Clegg Jim, Patrice and Kit Coyle Jim and Jana Cuneo Dean and Jean Decker DeNardo Education and Research Foundation Jack and Karen Diepenbrock The Donant Foundation Roger and Carol Wieckowski Dreyer E.L. Wiegand Foundation Edwards Lifesciences Emergency Medicine Physicians Friends of NICU Patrick and Renate Fry Lawrence and Christine Garcia Barbara and Michael Genovese The George and Lena Valente Foundation Jon and Sue Hillegeist International Micro Design J.M. Keckler Medical Company, Inc. Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. Joyce and Jim Teel Family Foundation Dr. Robert and Mrs. Janet Kahle AG Kassis Julia Kelly Kelly Foundation Lawson Mechanical Contractors The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Luppen and Hawley, Inc. Howard and Ardith Marguleas Merck & Company, Inc. Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. Ron and Darin Mittelstaedt Donald and Pamela Murphy
Edward R. and Mary Nacey National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alex Nee, MD Pfund Family Foundation Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group, Inc. Raley’s Incorporated RCA Community Fund Mark and Patty Read Donald and Sharon Redmond Regional Cardiology Associates Medical Group Sacramento Anesthesia Medical Group, Inc. John A. and Susan Sobrato Hans Sprong Anne Steiner Swing at Cancer, Inc. Teichert, Inc. Randal and Shannon Terwedo The Doctors Company Gomer N. Thomas Stephen and Grace Thomas Turner Construction Michael and Linda Ubaldi Roger and Marie Valine VSP Chris and David Wagner Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP Wells Fargo Bank William C. Cummings Real Estate Investments $50,000 - $99,999 Robert and Marilyn Baskerville Bernau Development Corporation Biogen, Inc. Blackbird Associates Richard L. Boje Frank M. Booth Boyd Foundation Cardinal Distribution Neal A. Cardosa Aileen Carriere The Family of Yu Shun Chung Community Services Planning Council Anita Prietto and Jose Cueto Cecilia Delury and Vince Jacobs
Diagnostic Pathology Medical Group, Inc. Dr. Patrick C. and Dolores M. Dietler Beth and Kevin Duggan Michael and Susan Erne Five Star Bank Frontier Communications Richard F. and Joan Gann Frank and Fay Giordano The Harris Family Laurie Harting and Ron Pettibone Mrs. Dee and Dr. Joseph Hartzog Jose Hermocillo and Valerie Hawkins Todd and Amy Hoddick Cindy Holst Wendy J. Hoyt Don and Gail Hudson William and Charlene Hunt Gayle and Gary Hursh Instrumentation Laboratories Brian and Debi Ivie Tom and Maria Johnson Glorina Jugo Kimmel Construction, Inc. Russ and Mary Knapp Richard and Connie Koppes Craig E. Lighty Fund Sandy and Mick Malaney Mr. and Mrs. Pat McClain Patti Monczewski Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Morton and Marcine Friedman Foundation Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Inc. Marilyn and Raymond Nelson Veleda and Mike Newman Novartis Pharmaceuticals Larry and Kathleen O’Connor Mrs. Gloria and Dr. Joseph Pawlowski Philip Jonsson Foundation Quest Ralphs/Food 4 Less Rod and Nancy Read John and Linda Rinset River City Bank Robin and Katherine Rogness SAFE Credit Union
The Setzer Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Kavian Shahi Dr. Francis and Mrs. Jean Silvey Slakey Brothers Incorporated Marcos Smith Jane and Wayne Spence Terry and Lori Street Dr. and Mrs. Amir Sweha Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S. Bank Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Uboldi Wallrich. Jim and Jill Walsh Amy Wandel, MD Tammy and Kevin Wilcox Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski Up to $49,999 AAA-California State Automobile Association Carol and Cary Adams Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Osa E. Aimufua Tim Ainsworth and Karen Leaf Gil and Kay Albiani Denise K. Allen Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Allen Robert and Virginia Allen Jennifer Alpert Dr. Kathryn Amirikia Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation George and Jean Artz Astra Merck AT&T Stan and Kristen Atkinson Dr. John and Dr. Marie Babich Ernie L. and Kathleen M. Baciocco Phyllis Baltz Barcellona Family Foundation Bard Cardiology/C.R. Bard, Inc. David and Sara Bardoni Marshall G. Barnes, MD William Patrick and Carol Ann Barr Family Gene and Sherri Bassett Lela S. Bayley Joan and Richard Beach Kathleen and Robert Bellew Phyllis R. Bentley Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Blue Diamond Growers
Blue Shield of California Blue Sky Day Spa Ian and Katherine Boase Books Are Fun Michael K. Brady Susan Brauner Brian and Elizabeth Brennan Father Philip R. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Broadbent Kelly and Augusta Brothers Vivian Buletti Burnett and Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Company California Correctional Peace Officers Association Norman and Tina Campbell Campbell Soup Company, Inc. Capital Beverage Company Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. Carlson Price Fass & Company Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Dr. Richard and Noreen Carvolth Edmundo and Veronica Castaneda Catalyst Communications, Inc. Brian and Meredith Cathcart CFB/Lincoln National Michael Chang, MD Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation Kelly Ciotti and Steve Noyes City Building, Inc. Stephen and Cathleen Cockrum Dr. Clint R. Collins Comcast Comstock Carlson, Inc. Melanie Conover Alan and Mary Lynn Cordano Karal and Ann Cottrell Bob and Patricia Crosbie Steve and Marsha Crosbie Adrienne Crowe Rondi Crowley Linda Beech Cutler David S. Taylor Interests, Inc. Brenda Washington Davis and Edward Alexander Phillips Sandra Davis Houston and Roy Houston Shannon Deary-Bell and Nor-Cal Beverage Co., Inc. The Family of Linda Denton Tita Crilly Diepenbrock
Discovery Door, Inc. Jill and David Dryer E.A. Boyd Foundation George and Marilyn Econome June Maria and Anthony Errico Kelley and Kim Evans Farmers Insurance District #30 Charles and Nancy Feddermann Barbara Fingerut First Responder Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Walter and Bobbie Flatt Stephen and Kelley Foerster Foley & Lardner Folsom Chamber of Commerce Folsom Lake Bank Folsom Ob-Gyn Fong & Fong Printers & Lithographers John E. Frisch Dr. Allan and Mrs. Elizabeth Galbreath Louis Gallia, MD, DMD, FACS Elizabeth Garcia Lois Garrett and Margaret Pratt Genovese Burford & Brothers Genzyme, A Sanofi Company Genzyme Corporation Catherine Geraty Hoag Geremia Family Drs. Katherine and Michael Gillogley Lois and Y.W. “Bill” Glazebrook Gary A. Glenesk, MD Golden 1 Credit Union Diane and Larrie Grenz Thomas and Phyllis Hammer The Harold and Winifred Swanton Foundation HDR Architecture Health Net of California, Inc. Hefner Stark & Marois, LLP Kit Henderson Barbara L. Hoffert Malcolm Hotchkiss and Virginia Varela Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard Albert Hwang, MD Louise and D. Scott Ideson Intel Corporation IPS Printers, Inc. Angela Isola Deceased
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Dr. Ralph and Dolly Isola Chase and Dee Israelson Daniel and Dana Jacques Skip and Marsha Jahn Bonnie and Rob Jenkins Dr. Bruce and Ellen Jensen Colonel and Mrs. James H. Jensen John F. Otto, Inc. Karen H. Jordan JPMorgan Chase Kaiser Permanente David J. Kassis Michael and Geri Kearns Dr. Neil and Mrs. MJ Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Harry Khasigian Dr. Mitra Ayazifar and Mr. Marty Khatib Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc. Kimball Hill Homes Jack and Janice Kimmel Cyndi Kirch Veronica Knudson Debbie and Michael Korpiel, DHA Mary L. Lambert Frank and Marcia LaRosa Ginny and Jack LaRue Matt and Christy Layton Dr. and Mrs. Louis G. Livoti Vicki and Gary Lovotti Reginald Low, MD Patrick and Pamela Lynn M & M Whitmire Family Foundation T. Grace Macdonald Dr. and Mrs. Lucian Maidan Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Sharon A. Margetts Robin and Debbie Martial Mrs. Virginia and Lt. Col. Robert McBratney McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery John McIntyre and Francesca Negri The McIntyre Family The McKeever Family McKesson Bernita McTernan Medtronic Pacing, Inc. Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani Jan and Rob Mellen Mercy McMahon Terrace
John and Beverley Messner Metropolitan Anesthesiology Consultants The Mette Family Tim Mickiewicz and Erin O’Neil-Mickiewicz Burnett and Mimi Miller Reverend John V. Moore Vonda Morris Dr. Peter J. Murphy Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Nacht & Lewis Architects NCO Financial Systems, Inc. Niello BMW Northern California P.E.T. Imaging Center Nuclear Physicians Medical Group Glenn and Devon Olson Dr. Gearoid and Kathleen O’Neill Optimist Club of Sacramento Foundation, Inc. Carol and Carl Otto Sigrid and Mark Owyang Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The Page & Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation PAIR design, LLC Albert and Marie Pardini Parker Development Company Parker Family Foundation Bob and Colleen Pascuzzi Patterson Travel Mr. Ronald Petrich and Dr. Mary Pat Pauly Perry’s Restaurants Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Petersen Michele R. Peterson Dan Petrocchi Pinebrook Social Club Deanna Plewik Steve and Karen Polansky Mariann Poletti Denny and Michelle Powell Todd Prigge Elanie and Tim Purkis Oma and Opa Purkis Bishop Francis A. Quinn Stan and Florence Quon H.J. Bud and Freda Ravizza RCA Medical Group
RCB Foundation Donald and Laverna Reid River City Medical Group Dr. and Mrs. David K. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Robertson Rod Read & Sons Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Rossiter Rotary Annes of Folsom Rotary Club of Folsom Roxane Laboratories, Inc. William C. Ruark The Sacramento Bee Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Martin and Alison Sadler Safeway Food & Drug The Safeway Foundation Dr. Rahat Saied Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salontai James and Karen Saponaro Schering Plough Shelly and Eric Schlenker Vince and Lynn Schmitz Schneider (USA), Inc. Donald and Jean Schrader Betsy Self Carrie W. Sens Ofer Shaul Stanley and Billie Shawl Jim and Shirley Shotwell Jim and Susie Simas Dr. Peter and Jamie Skaff Bob and Mercedes Slakey The Sleep Train, Inc. Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD Sovereign Military Order of Malta-Western Association Spence Enterprises, Inc. Stafford King Wiese Architects State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Sulzer Medica Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Chuck and Sally Sylva Drs. Timothy Takagi and Sandra Mendez Patricia Takeda, MD Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi The Thomas Company George Tometti
Kathryn Traversi Dr. James and Mrs. Marie Louise Trowbridge Katina Tsakopoulos Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Tucker Sadler & Associates Ungaretti & Harris United Business Bank James and Kris Van Cleaf Cordell and Linda Van Rees Bud Turner and Lynn Van Vleck Turner Vandenberg-Keil Vasko Electric, Inc. Tom Walcott Drs. Anthony and Mona Wartell Ken and Kathy Watrobski Watson Wyatt & Company Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group Deidre Wentworth Western Contract Garry and Kathleen Westover Nancy Ann White Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney LLP Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson Kathy and Rod Winegarner Chris and Sarah Wood Rick Xiong David Yamasaki John K.H. Yen Dr. and Mrs. Don Yokoyama Lim Young Fred and Patricia Zanetta
Mercy Foundation is grateful for the generosity of all donors and respects the wishes of those donors who prefer to remain anonymous. We value their quiet support. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of our recognition lists, if you notice your name has been omitted or misspelled, please accept our sincerest apologies and notify Mercy Foundation at (916) 851-2700, so that we may correct our records.
The Mercy Legacy Society The Mercy Legacy Society honors donors who have included Mercy Foundation in a will, trust, beneficiary designation or other planned gift.
Gil and Kay Albiani Stan and Kristen Atkinson Dr. John and Dr. Marie Babich Robert and Marilyn Baskerville Phyllis R. Bentley Michael and Una Berrigan Michael K. Brady Father Philip R. Brennan Art Burg Mr. and Mrs. Terry O. Bush Marilyn Slakey Carmazzi Nancy McCormick Clavere Bettye M. Cummins Denise D’Anne Brenda Washington Davis Dean and Jean Decker Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Beth and Kevin Duggan George and Marilyn Econome Lisa and Jim Ferrin Lawrence and Christine Garcia Bryan and Lisa Gardner Barbara and Michael Genovese Claudia Girimonte
Joseph Girimonte Lois and Y.W. “Bill” Glazebrook Doris J. Guelzow Marty and Sue Haley Michael Hardy Jon and Sue Hillegeist Cindy Holst Mr. and Mrs. John P. Horgan III Tom and Sheila Inks Daniel and Dana Jacques Jack and Nancy Kearns Hugh W. Kitchener Rodney and Mary Louise Klein Ginny and Jack LaRue Lois Lucas Nancy B. Maliani Sharon A. Margetts Eleanor McGill John McIntyre and Francesca Negri Don and Lynda Middleton Don Jarrell and Jona Milo Patti Monczewski Mr. and Mrs. Edson Moore Veleda and Mike Newman
John and Valerie Piotrowski Mark and Patty Read Donald and Sharon Redmond Alice G. Reed Donald G. Riley Carl and Pamela Schubert Marge Schweinfurth Davida C. Silva Bob and Mercedes Slakey Jane and Wayne Spence Hans Sprong Barbara V. Thomas Gomer N. Thomas Stephen and Grace Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Unciano Chris and David Wagner Kerry and Sam Wood
Leaving a Mercy Legacy If you have included Mercy Foundation in your estate plan, please let us know so we can thank you and recognize you with membership in the Mercy Legacy Society. For more information about making a planned gift, or to request a personal gift illustration, please call Kevin Duggan at (916) 851-2703. You may also visit the planned giving section of our website at supportmercyfoundation.org. Deceased
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The vital work of the Sisters of Mercy would not be possible without the caring generosity of all donors, whose commitment and support are truly inspiring. Mercy Foundation sincerely thanks our many generous donors who contributed or pledged $1,000 or more to support the Sisters of Mercy ministries from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. $1 Million Plus
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Elio and May Marsalla
Biogen, Inc. Dr. Richard and Noreen Carvolth Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Jim and Jana Cuneo Lynda and John Jackson, Jr. Debbie and Michael Korpiel, DHA Mercy General Hospital Guild Novartis Pharmaceuticals Bishop Francis A. Quinn Robin and Katherine Rogness Teva Pharmaceuticals Stephen and Grace Thomas Bud Turner and Lynn Van Vleck Turner Chris and David Wagner
$250,000 - $999,999 Ken and Joyce Adamson Paul and Sara Esch $100,000 - $249,999 Janice and Harry Campbell Sevy and Neva Cimaroli J.M. Keckler Medical Company, Inc. Lanie Albrecht Foundation Dennis and Nancy Marks Mercy Medical Group, Inc. Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild Dave And Chris Lucchetti/Pacific Coast Building Products John and Trudy Schafer The Doctors Company Western Health Advantage William G. Irwin Charity Foundation $50,000 - $99,999 Robert and Marilyn Baskerville County of Sacramento Todd and Amy Hoddick Michael and Jane Jonsson Kathleen and Pat McClain June and Ritz Naygrow Panattoni Development Company, LLP Frank and Amelia Pereira RCA Community Fund Drs. Alan J. and Julie R. Shatzel Eric Newnan Shull
$10,000 - $24,999 Liz Welsh Abad and Dr. Jose Abad Tim Ainsworth and Karen Leaf Allergan Walter C. and Agnes V. Anderson Shari and Gary Beck Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Meredith and Brian Cathcart Allison Cotterill Crush MS The Cunningham Family Davison Iron Works Mary and Keith Erickson Friends of NICU Genentech, Inc. Genzyme Corporation Roger Gilbert, MD
Alex and Gloria Gonzalez Laurie Harting and Ron Pettibone Daniel and Dana Jacques Jesuit High School Michael and Geri Kearns Kelly Foundation Stephanie and William Kenney Emily and Matthew Klope Lawson Mechanical Contractors Barbara and Dennis Luther Father Liam Mac Carthy Mrs. Thelma and Dr. James W. Martin Mary M. McDonald Mercy Radiology Group, Inc. The Harris Family Robin Oliver and Bill Lovin Mark and Patty Read Mary Rydman SAFE Credit Union Jane Saunders Davida C. Silva Marcos Smith Anne Steiner Danny Vera Jim and Jill Walsh Amy Wandel, MD Wells Fargo Bank Chris and Sarah Wood $5,000 - $9,999 Advanced Health Media, LLC Novartis Osa E. Aimufua Amgen U.S.A. AstraZeneca LP Bayer Corporation Frank M. Booth Boston Scientific Corporation Mrs. Sarah Brechtbill Bristol Myers Squibb Kim and Chris Champlin Gregory Cooper and Barbara Miller Anita Prietto and Jose Cueto Dean and Jean Decker Mark Declue William DeFazio Bela Desai, MD and Gaurang Desai, MD June Maria and Anthony Errico Lawrence and Christine Garcia
Bill and Nina Iliff Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program Cyndi Kirch Loretta and Donald Lawson Matt and Christy Layton The Patrick and Mary Claire Leonard Family Loaves & Fishes Betty and William Loftus Vicki and Gary Lovotti Juanita Lozano Lundbeck, LLC Garry Maisel Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani Himali Patel and Ushir Patel, MD Pfizer, Inc. Pfund Family Foundation Randy and Cindy Ross Scott Roys Sacramento Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation, Inc. Terri L. Scott Barbara Selby Dr. Peter and Jamie Skaff Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD Tina Thomas Michael E. Weaver Rick Xiong $1,000 - $4,999 Abbott Laboratories Acorda Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. Daniel Albaugh Gil and Kay Albiani Alberto Aldueza Alford-Jungers Management LLC Sabrena Alias Ambu Amgen, Inc. Drs. Crystal and Jeffrey Anderson Aralez Pharmaceuticals Patty Armond Karen-Azama-Kihara, Pharm. D. Phyllis Baltz Joan and Richard Beach Mr. and Mrs. Adam Berman Katherine Biala Terri and Robert Bigler Biofire Diagnostics, LLC Ronald and Carola Blubaugh Richard Boje
Gena Bravo Dr. Paul and Jean Brown Sandra Buckendorf-Jones Capitol Builders Hardware, Inc. Cardiodx Neal A. Cardosa CarePatrol of Sacramento Flora and Richard Carli Lara Harrow Anne Carvalho Lori Cashio Cedar Room Golfers Sandra Cerro Cheetah Medical, Inc. Clovis Oncology, Inc. Cook Medical Incorporated Cordis Corporation Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. Karal and Ann Cottrell Doris Cozzi Jeremy Crawford Rondi Crowley Czarnowski Display Service, Inc. Antoinette De Vere White and Ralph De Vere White, MD Beverly Deary Joan Denton Steve and Sandy Deross Manju Dhaliwal Jack and Karen Diepenbrock Diocese of Sacramento Mary Driscoll Jill and David Dryer Jana Du Bois Kasey Dyer ECG Management Consultants Eisai, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company EMD Serono, Inc. Lisa M. Finato Dr. John and Mrs. Mariann Fisher Walter and Bobbie Flatt Kathy Foley Foundation Medicine Doris and Robert Frazier Elizabeth Frith Judy Gabriel George Sills Engineering LLC Catherine Geraty Hoag Bill Gilligan Golden 1 Credit Union William and Katherine Gray
Grifols Maria Guerra Philip Oliver Haines, MD Nela and Charles Hammel Mary Ann Harris Sue Harvey Ingrid and David Heil Jamie Herlehy Joyce E. Higley Arlis and Michael Himmelmann William Hodges Fran Maisano Hoffer Don and Gail Hudson Brian and Jennifer Hutchinson Integra Lifesciences Intel Volunteer Grant Program International Micro Design Invitae Corporation Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Joni Johnson Theresa Johnson Father Michael Kiernan Jack and Janice Kimmel Denise and Joel Kmetz Russ and Mary Knapp Ruth Knight Trenton Koch Candice Kodama Armin Krueger Kaaren Krueger Joyce Krula Steve Kuang Vicki Lange Lewis Kassis Foundation Tanya McMartin and Mark Lien, MSW Renee Linder David Long Karen Lovell John Lyden Nancy B. Maliani Kathryn and Joseph Marcotte Robin and Debbie Martial Pamela Martinez Caryol and J. Mathiesen Michael Matteucig Joy McCarthy Paul and Beth McClure Linda McCormick Michele McCormick John McIntyre and Francesca Negri John and Margo McKay
Christy McMurray N. Keith McMurry, MD and Anne McMurry Niall and Carol Meagher Ann and Claude Meares Dennis Meath Medicines Company Medtronic Mentor Worldwide, Llc Mercey Springs Foundation Merck Company Foundation Mercy San Juan Medical Center Medical Staff Merz North America, Inc. John and Gerlinde Millar Burnett and Mimi Miller John Moltzner Mr. James Moore Scott Moore Betsy and Fred Morrison Gail Moxley Mary Jane Murawski Roy Musgrove Dr. Jonathan Musicant and Ms. Yayoi Kushida Myriad Genetics, Inc. Tom Naygrow Diane F. Newcombe Tammie Nguyen Novartis Margaret Oakford Reverend Maurice O’Brien Larry and Kathleen O’Connor Tracey Okabe-Yamamura Julie Pennington Marcy Phipps Phoenix Marketing Solutions Barry and Sue Powell Precision Medicine Alliance Quest Diagnostics, Inc. Stephanie Rake Rexphil Rallanka Bhagat Ram Rebecca and Paul Read Rod and Nancy Read Regeneron Gregory Rogalski, MD William C. Ruark A.C. Saechao Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salontai Genzyme, A Sanofi Company Shelly and Eric Schlenker Maria Schmits
Senior Care Solutions, Inc. Carrie W. Sens Abhishek Sharma David C. Sharp Shahzad Siddique, MD Sientra Sierra Health Foundation Dr. Francis and Mrs. Jean Silvey Tom and Cindy Slagle Suzanne Smith Elizabeth and John Smrekar St. Jude Medical Stanford Youth Solutions Dolores Steiner Christine and Daniel Steiner Corinne Stevens Mark Stevens Ginny Stevenson Susan Stringfellow Stryker Mr. Bruce Swartz Michelle and Jeff Szczesny David Yue Tang Mr. Mark Taurone The Sacramento Valley Sertoma Club Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics, Inc. Dr. James and Mrs. Marie Louise Trowbridge Uptown Studios US WorldMeds, LLC Cordell and Linda Van Rees Mary Vanich and Martin Vanich, Jr. Ken and Kathy Watrobski Dan Wesolowsko Page West Pat and Patti Westerhouse Jan and Ramsay Wiesenfeld Suzanne Wiesner Joe Wilcox Tammy and Kevin Wilcox Cathleen Williams and Mark Merin Keisha Williams Deirdre and Robert Wilson Larry and Patricia Wilson Mathew and Nancy Wroblewski David Yamasaki Randy Young Fred and Patricia Zanetta Allan and Karen Zaremberg Frank Zboralske Zoll Services LLC Deceased
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Mercy Foundation Board of Trustees Officers
Alan Shatzel, DO Chair
Gil A. Albiani Edmundo Castaneda Costanzo DiPerna, MD Roxanne Elliott Sister Eileen Enright, RSM Laurie Harting Nina Iliff Garry P. Maisel Janak Mehtani, MD Mark Read John Stevenson, MD Terence Street
Thomas Johnson Vice Chair Brenda Davis Secretary Michael T. Genovese Treasurer Sister Gabrielle Marie Jones, RSM Sisters of Mercy West Midwest President Designee Kevin B. Duggan Mercy Foundation President and CEO
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Inspiring Words from a Philanthropy Employee Champion Each quarter, Mercy Foundation chooses Philanthropy Employee Champions from each of our supported hospitals and offices in the Sacramento region. Some have been giving consistently for ten years or more and we are deeply grateful for their steadfast support of our ministries. Earlier this year, Carmella Van Koughnet was chosen as the Champion from Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She shared the following thought with us: “Just imagine if every Dignity Health employee gave a little something each pay period. Together we could do so much more for those in need in our community.” Mercy Foundation is very appreciative of our generous employee donors and particularly thankful for those like Carmella who inspire generosity in others. Thank you for your support!
We’re excited to share our Horizons newsletter! In each issue, you’ll find stories about generous donors like you, who save and change lives...
Published on Oct 18, 2018
We’re excited to share our Horizons newsletter! In each issue, you’ll find stories about generous donors like you, who save and change lives...