Page 13 - Year in Review 2019-2020 - Mercy Foundation North
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   Ministries Come Together
In 2019, Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) came together as CommonSpirit Health, creating a new nonprofit
Catholic health system focused on advancing health for all people and serving communities in 21 states. “We didn’t combine our ministries to get bigger; we came together to provide better care for more people,” said Lloyd Dean (pictured), chief executive officer of
CommonSpirit Health. “We created CommonSpirit Health because in order to solve national health challenges, we need the breadth, scope, and resources to make a nation- wide impact. We believe that no one should ever have to choose between being healthy and putting food on the table.” And that couldn’t be more on point today with COVID-19. CHI and Dignity Health will retain the names of local facilities and services in the communities where they are located. Additional information is available at 
 Circles of Support: Catherine McAuley Groups are Strong
Never underestimate the power and change a group of women can make when they gather to make an impact on the healthcare in their community. That is exactly what happens when you are a member of the Catherine McAuley Circle. Three groups – three hospitals – all women who have the desire to strengthen the north state’s healthcare ministry. Three times a year, members meet over lunch to learn, engage, and choose a project to support with their pooled membership dues. The degree in which these women help is vast: equipment for the NICU at Mercy Medical Center Redding, specialized exam tables for St. Elizabeth’s Emergency Department, and a portable ultrasound for Mercy Mt. Shasta. Together, these philanthropic leaders have contributed more than $126,000 this past year – our biggest year yet! If you would like to learn more about how to be a Catherine McAuley Circle Member, contact the Mercy Foundation North office.
Honoring the McAuley Society is Heartfelt, but Delayed
Over the years, philanthropic individuals, families, and businesses have distinguished themselves by their ongoing generosity. To recognize and express our deepest gratitude to these dedicated philanthropists, we created the McAuley Society which honors the legacy of Catherine McAuley who founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831.
Cumulative gifts or pledges of $10,000 qualify you to be a member of the McAuley Society, and your pledge can be spread over a multi-year period. We usually hold a reception every other year in October to honor these members, but due to
the current health crisis, we are postponing the event until next year.

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