It’s official. After months of planning, St. Edward Mercy is now Mercy Fort Smith. Outside there’s a new logo on the building but inside the same doctors, nurses and staff are still providing compassionate care with exceptional service.
Mercy celebrated the name change with a ceremony on Monday to recognize the past and celebrate the future. It began with recognition of the Sisters of Mercy present at the event and ended with the unveiling of the new logo.
The new Mercy symbol is a contemporary version of the original cross which Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, adopted for her ministry. The outer extensions of the cross represent a ministry that is diverse but aligned around a common purpose, forming a cross-within-a-cross. For Catherine, the inner cross was a reminder that we should dedicate ourselves to the work God has given us, take up our own cross and serve with a deep respect for others.
Mercy will celebrate the brand conversion at the three critical access hospitals in Waldron, Paris and Ozark on Wednesday, May 9.