Celebrating Five Years of Being “One Mercy”

September 1, 2016

While Mercy has long had one mission, it was exactly five years ago when the 5th largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. became one Mercy in both spirit and name.

Today, more than 40 hospitals, hundreds of clinics and communities wherever Mercy serves share one name: Mercy.

Mercy unveiled the plan to transition to one Mercy name and a new logo, creating a more meaningful and unified identity.   

Mercy’s 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.

Take a brief stroll down memory lane.