Mercy's Mission And Values Statement

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Mercy, commonly known as UPMC Mercy, was founded on Jan. 1, 1847, by the Sisters of Mercy. It was formerly known as Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. “The Sisters of Mercy, a religious congregation founded in Ireland in 1831 by Catherine McAuley, brought its caring and compassionate labors to burgeoning, industrial Pittsburgh in 1843.” (UPMC Mercy, 2015) The Pittsburgh congregation, known as the “Seven Sisters of Mercy,” was led by Mother Frances Warde and consisted of six additional sisters who sought to establish a healthcare system for all without regard to race, religion, age, gender or ethnicity. (UPMC Mercy, 2015) UPMC Mercy was the first permanent hospital in Pittsburgh and the first Mercy Hospital in the world. (UPMC Mercy, 2015) UPMC Mercy’s Mission and Values statement clearly illustrates the principles of Gaudium et Spes, Part II, Chapter III, Section II: 72, “Christians who take an active part in present-day socio-economic development and fight for justice and charity should be convinced that they can make a great contribution to the prosperity of mankind and to the peace of the world.” (VI, 1965)
Reverence for each person: We believe that each person is a manifestation of the sacredness of human life.
Community: We demonstrate our connectedness to each other through inclusive and compassionate relationships.
Justice: We advocate for a society where all can realize their full potential and achieve the common good.…
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