Black and White Ball Breaks Fundraising Record for Mercy Ada Birthplace Renovations

April 20, 2022

The 2022 Black and White Ball hosted by Mercy Health Foundation raised $160,000 in March, breaking the previous $134,000 record. The annual event raises money to fund projects at Mercy Hospital Ada. This year’s donations will be used for renovations and new medical equipment for the award-winning Mercy Birthplace unit at Mercy Hospital Ada. 

“The 2022 ball exceeded our expectations, and we are so grateful for the support of these donors,” said Terence Farrell, president of Mercy Hospital Ada. “It was such a gift to be able to be together, in person, with so many people in our community for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.”

The upgrades will allow Mercy to continue offering the highest level of care for newborns and mothers in the Ada area for years to come. Mercy Birthplace is at the center of community growth, with between 400 and 500 babies delivered every year since 2014 and a Level II NICU for the tiniest babies needing a higher level of care.

Mercy Hospital Ada was one of only 217 hospitals in the nation included on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 list compiled by Newsweek and The Leapfrog Group.

Special thanks to the 2022 Black and White Ball’s community sponsors: The Women’s Clinic, presenting sponsor; Curry Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Chickasaw Nation, gold sponsors; East Central University, Simmons Bank, Streets LLC and Mercy Ministry, silver sponsors; and bronze sponsors including Terence and Maliea Farrell, Vision Bank, Megan and Zack Broderick, C & J Painting and Coatings, Tribal Delta Construction Services, First United Bank, People’s Electric Cooperative, Reese + Co. Interior Design, Ram Jack, Citizens Bank, Oklahoma Electrical Supply Co., Dr. Bryan Roehl, Ada Jobs Foundation and Ada Smile Place.