Dignity Health Merced | helloHealthy | Spring 2019

HelloHealthy | Spring 2019 3 Grants recognize exceptional local community groups Several local nonprofit groups were recently the beneficiaries of some well- deserved funds, courtesy of the Community Grants Program at Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center. In January, Mercy Medical Center distributed more than $145,000 to four organizations that strive to help vulnerable and underserved people in Merced County. It represents a commitment to the community that the medical center has made every year since 1991. “Over the years it’s been really inspiring to see all the work that’s being done in the community by nonprofits that rely on volunteers to carry out the work,” says Janice Wilkerson, Director of Mission Integration at Mercy Medical Center. “I think all four of this year’s grantees do exceptional work in our community.” Grants were awarded to: Merced Rescue Mission’s HOPE Respite Care. They work with Mercy Medical Center to deliver an array of care to homeless people in the area and people in unstable living situations after they are discharged from the hospital. JMJ Maternity Homes. Their Mary’s Mantel Maternity Home Shelter program provides food, shelter, clothing, and support services to pregnant homeless women. The Girl Scouts of Central California. Their Live Healthy, Lead Healthy project offers health and wellness education to low-income girls. LifeLine CDC (Community Development Corporation) “Health for Our Neighbors” project. This program promotes healthy activities for children and adults living in the Winton and Loughborough areas. The Community Grants Program represents a vital part of Mercy Medical Center’s mission to support the community. “Dignity Health believes it’s very important to form community partnerships,” Wilkerson says. “We all live here, and we all need to help each other improve the health of our community.” We hope you enjoy this issue of HelloHealthy . Comments about the publication can be directed to the Marketing and Communications Department: DIGNITY HEALTH – MERCY MEDICAL CENTER 333 Mercy Ave., Merced, CA 95340 HelloHealthy is published by Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Marketing and Communications Department Robin Mangarin-Scott—Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications–Central California Michelle Willow—Director of External Communications–Central California Cody Brutlag—Director of Marketing–Central California Lindsey Wine—Communications Manager–Central California Michelle Oliver—Marketing Manager–Central California The Dignity Health Community Grants Program has awarded $70 million to nearly 3,400 projects since its inception. How the grants were distributed Here’s what this year’s grantees received from Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center: ●  ● Merced Rescue Mission: $90,000. ●  ● JMJ Maternity Homes: $25,000. ●  ● Girl Scouts of Central California: $15,455. ●  ● LifeLine CDC (Community Development Corporation): $15,455.