Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from The Timken Foundation of Canton, Ohio, to help purchase a new transport ambulance for emergency medical services.
The new ambulance will be purchased by combining grant funds from The Timken Foundation of Canton, Ohio, plus nearly $13,000 raised from the third Mercy Golf Classic held on June 9 as well as proceeds from the Hit the Bricks Wine Stroll, Art Walk and Blane Howard Concert held on July 27.
Additional contributions made to the Mercy Health Foundation for the purchase of the ambulance by August 1, 2018, will be matched by the foundation at a 1:1 ratio. To make a donation, visit mercy.net/donate or call the foundation office at 620-223-8094.
“We are grateful for the donation from the Timken Foundation,” said Christi Keating, Mercy Fort Scott’s chief nursing officer. “This contribution will allow Mercy EMS to provide life-saving services to some of our most critical patients before they enter our doors.”
The Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation which supports programming and equipment at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.