ST. LOUIS - Mercy Hospital St. Louis, one of St. Louis County’s largest employers of individuals with developmental disabilities, is celebrating National Disability Employment Month. Co-workers with developmental disabilities will be showcasing and selling original artwork and crafts in the hospital lobby Oct. 15-18.
“This year's theme is 'A strong workforce is an inclusive workforce,'” Frank Lenior, vice president of human resources, said. “At Mercy, we firmly believe that. Co-workers with disabilities work in our print shop, in skilled nursing, as unit aides, in the ED, in pediatrics, as baker's assistants, in room service, in food preparation, as transporters and in many other places. They make a significant contribution to our workforce.
Mercy in St. Louis and Washington, Mo., area is leading the way by employing more than 60 people diagnosed with developmental disabilities and has received numerous awards including:
Mercy is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In the east Missouri region, Mercy’s services include a 979-bed hospital in St. Louis, 187-bed hospital in Washington, and Mercy Clinic, a multispecialty physician organization. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.