Events and Activities

Reaching Out to Our Communities

Mercy Research co-workers rose up to support our health ministry and communities during the pandemic. In addition to the virus-related studies highlighted in the Year in Review section, our co-workers contributed their time and talents in other ways. One research nurse organized staff to donate blood, and another worked at a COVID-19 screening location. Our faith-based values inspire us to respond to community needs in all forms.

Under the leadership of the Mercy Research Mission Committee, we continued to extend Mercy’s healing ministry to vulnerable individuals through community outreach and involvement in professional organizations.

Community Outreach

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Hope Connection
  • KidsMart – St. Louis
  • Kits4Life
  • Mercy Kids Children’s Hospital
  • Mercy Women with a Mission
  • National Doctor’s Day
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Ozark Literacy Council
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room & House for Mercy Kids
  • Springfield Dream Center
  • Susan G. Komen Missouri & Oklahoma
  • YWCA - St. Louis

Research Recognitions

  • Monica Cross, RN, clinical research nurse at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, received the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Heart of Healthcare Nursing award and was featured as a Top Nurse in the St. Louis area.
  • Ruth Fauska, RN, lead clinical research nurse at Mercy Hospital South, was a finalist in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Heart of Healthcare Nursing award and was featured as a Top Nurse in the St. Louis area.
  •  JoAnne Levy, JD, vice president of Mercy Research, was selected as a Leader of Distinction in Health Management for the YWCA Academy of Leaders, Class of 2019.
  • Johnson Thomas, MD, section chair of the Department of Endocrinology at Mercy Hospital Springfield, was named Mercy Research’s 2019 Researcher of the Year.
  • Crystal Tindall, RN, lead certified clinical research nurse at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, was honored as Mercy Research’s 2020 Outstanding Research Co-Worker of the Year.