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A Vision for One Mercy

Northern Light Mercy Hospital is proud to serve as Portland’s community hospital providing clinically excellent, compassionate care with special concern for the underserved and disadvantaged.

We’ve reached a pivotal moment in our history as we prepare to consolidate services and operations on an expanded Fore River Campus to create One Mercy. As part of Mercy’s visionary, strategic plan to serve our patients and community, One Mercy preserves choice and improves access to the compassionate, expert care we give to every patient who comes through our doors.

"One Mercy is the foundation for our next century of care. It’s a bold and necessary step forward to preserve access to care rooted in the tradition and dedication of the Sisters of Mercy."

– Charlie Therrien
President, Northern Light Mercy Hospital

Your Community Hospital

Nearly 372,000 patient visits

9,000 surgeries/births annually

$400 million in regional economic impact

$42 million in community benefits

Keeping Our Community Healthy

Generations of Maine families have trusted Mercy, and we are proud of our unique role as greater Portland’s "community hospital." Our doors never close, and we never stop caring for our patients.

Mercy directly tackles the toughest challenges facing our community though collaborative approaches to seek real solutions and deliver results. Our mission-based programs, Gary’s House, a hospitality home for families of loved ones receiving care at any area healthcare facility, and McAuley Residence, a housing and support program for women in recovery and families affected by substance use disorder, provide shelter and hope for those in need.

Gary's House McAuley Residence

Local Care, Nationally Recognized

Mercy provides you with exceptional, compassionate care close to home. We are proud to be nationally recognized for outstanding patient outcomes and quality care synonymous with Mercy for more than a century.

Working Together for Better Care

Mercy provides local, relationship-based care to every patient. We’ve never wavered from our mission to care for our most vulnerable and underserved neighbors, and we never will.

Our ability to carry out our mission has only been enhanced by being part of Northern Light Health—Maine’s most expansive integrated healthcare system providing care from Portland to Presque Isle and nearly every county in Maine including our state’s most rural communities.

Northern Light Health Is:

Partnering for Your Best Care

While Mercy is a full-service community hospital, we collaborate to deliver the very best care through partnerships and alliances with exceptional healthcare organizations to expand access and provide cost savings for patients.

Mercy partners with Chest Medicine Associates, a leading specialty physician group, to provide inpatient pulmonology and critical care services.  To provide the very best cancer care, Mercy has an alliance with New England Cancer Specialists — the region’s largest medical oncology group, with nearly half of Maine’s board-certified medical oncologists.   Mercy’s cancer care program offers comprehensive care, and our commitment to excellence in cancer care has been recognized by continuous accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

In addition, Mercy benefits from our system affiliations with Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mercy regularly partners with these exceptional healthcare organizations:


A New Century of Care

One Mercy provides the best care for our community in our next century. One Mercy enhances convenience and ease of access. We’ll build more community health partnerships. And we’ll bring the medical advancements of the future to our patients. This is the new century of Mercy that will care for our families, children, and grandchildren as it has done for generations.

One Mercy Goals

One Mercy supports a strategic design to provide exceptional clinical care, the best possible patient experience, and lower costs. One Mercy will continue our all private room comfort and strengthen our acute care and emergency services, specialty care services, and surgery capabilities.

One Mercy Design

One Mercy is a strategic design with an emphasis on ambulatory service to generate the greatest impact for our patients and community.

The $85 million project is funded by a $20 million community capital campaign, the sale of Mercy’s State Street campus, and financing.

What Mercy Means to Me

Campaign Leadership

Campaign Leadership Committee

In memoriam

Howard Buckley

Honorary Chair

Ralph Lancaster

Honorary Chair

Madeleine Corson

Honorary Chair

Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley

Honorary Chair, Diocese of Portland

Chris Howard, Esq.

Chair, Pierce Atwood

Rick Abbondanza, Esq.

Hopkinson & Abbondanza

Mary Arnold

The Honorable John Baldacci

Pierce Atwood

Courtney Beer, Esq.

KIDS Legal

Marci Booth

LIHC Investments

Wendy Bush

F.L. Putnam

Sister Miriam Therese Callnan

Sisters of Mercy

John Everett

Camden National Bank

Fred Forsley

Shipyard Brewery

Brian Goldberg

Bramlie Corporation

Tim Griffin

H.M. Payson

Karen Hart

LeBlanc & Young

David Langdon, MD

Mercy Hospital

Elizabeth Mayberry

Community Volunteer

Robert McAfee, MD

Past President of the American Medical Association (AMA), former Mercy Chief of Surgery, former Maine Medical Center attending surgeon, and University of New England trustee

Julie Morin

Mercy Hospital

Tim Reardon

Quirk Chevrolet and Quirk, Auto Group

Dick Sawyer

Board Member, Northern Light Health Foundation

Charlie Therrien

President, Mercy Hospital

Nelson Toner, Esq.

Bernstein Shur

Vin Veroneau

JB Brown

John Wasileski

Sea Coast Management and Development

Lee Zacharis

"Our work is not done, and we’re mindful of our task ahead. We need your help to share the story of Mercy’s vital role as Portland’s community hospital, and the exceptional care we provide. With your help, we can do this together."

– Chris Howard, One Mercy Campaign Chair

From our Campaign Chair

Thanks to the support of our generous donors—employees, businesses, foundations, hospital leadership, board members, campaign volunteers, providers, and grateful patients—we’re on our way to establishing Mercy’s exciting next century of care on a consolidated campus and an expanded Fore River hospital.

The critical project allows us to continue the Sisters of Mercy founding mission of providing expert, compassionate care in greater Portland for the next 100 years. One Mercy is the largest capital campaign in Mercy’s history, and we’ll need support from our community to help reach our goal.

Our work is not done, and we’re mindful of our task ahead. We need your help to share the story of Mercy’s vital role as Portland’s community hospital, and the exceptional care we provide. With your help, we can do this together.

The $20 million One Mercy capital campaign marks a significant milestone in Mercy’s history and will be the foundation for the next century of care for greater Portland. Join us in completing our vision for One Mercy. We are grateful for your consideration.

The Campaign for One Mercy

Northern Light Mercy Hospital's $20 million community capital campaign supports the consolidation of services and operations on an expanded Fore River campus to create One Mercy. The project marks a significant milestone in our history, preserves choice in greater Portland, and improves access to the expert care we give every patient.

Please join us in completing our vision for One Mercy. We would be grateful for your consideration of a one-time gift or a pledge of support payable over five years.

A Legacy of Support

Philanthropy has played an essential role in Mercy’s ability to care for our community. We are grateful to our remarkable and generous donors who have supported Mercy in the past and those who have made a generous commitment for our future.

Healy and Manning Families

More than 75 years ago, James Healy and Joseph Manning made an investment to support Mercy’s growth and mission. Their visionary commitment made possible the expansion of Mercy’s State Street hospital, creation of the Fore River I campus, establishment of the cardiology department, formation of a permanent Mercy Hospital endowment and support of the One Mercy capital campaign.

The Klingenstein Family

The Mercy community is extraordinarily grateful to the family of Dr. Harry E. Davis, Mercy’s first and longtime chair of pediatrics. Dr. Davis’s daughter, Patricia Klingenstein, together with her family, have been strongly committed to improving healthcare in Maine. Their transformational gift to the One Mercy campaign is especially personal and honors Portland’s beloved and well-known "Dr. Harry."

A Tradition of Compassion

Mercy’s rich tradition of compassionate care begins with the Sisters' of Mercy core mission to care for all, and it continues today.

In 1934, Sister Annunciate Quigley, RN became administrator of Queen’s Hospital when the community’s needs exceed the capabilities of the small but busy hospital. On the heels of the Great Depression and in the midst of war, Sister Annunciata responded by leading Mercy’s first capital campaign to raise $300,000 for a new 150-bed hospital which opened on 1943.

Sister Annunciata’s relentless dedication and compassion laid the foundation for Mercy’s future and the consistent, compassionate care offered to every patient who walks through our doors.

One Mercy in the News

Support One Mercy

The opportunity to make a difference has never been greater. With your help, we will continue the Sisters of Mercy’s mission of compassionate healing, saving, and changing lives into Mercy’s new century of care. Your valued support of the One Mercy campaign will provide everyone who comes through our doors—your loved ones and neighbors—a choice to receive convenient, expert, compassionate care.

Giving Opportunities Make a Gift

Mercy gratefully accepts gifts of publicly traded securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. These types of gifts may be transferred electronically or delivered in certificate form. It is the general policy for all publicly traded securities to be sold upon receipt.

Charitable gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have been held for at least one year and have appreciated offer special tax advantages. You will receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift, but you will not have to pay capital gains tax on the appreciated amount. If you sell depreciated stock and contribute the proceeds, you will receive both a tax deduction for the charitable gift and a deduction for the capital loss.

Download our initial information request for charitable gifts of securities

Have questions? We can help. Please call 207.879.3487 for assistance.

Memorial and tribute gifts to Mercy’s Fore River II capital campaign can celebrate an occasion, honor a friend or caregiver, or remember a beloved friend or family member.

The Mercy Hospital Foundation staff can provide you more information about how to make a memorial or tribute gift.

For more information or assistance, please contact Susan Rouillard, vice president of philanthropy, at 207.879.3487 or

Share your name with Mercy’s unparalleled compassionate care and partner with our remarkable caregivers who heal, treat, and support our patients and their families.

Beyond their value as an expression of appreciation, commemorative gifts enrich the Mercy community with the names of those who exemplify selfless giving, perpetuate the memory of those honored and serve as an ongoing inspirational tribute to future generations.

Your valued support of the One Mercy campaign will provide critical health services to our community’s at-risk and most vulnerable patients. On behalf of every patient and community member touched by your generosity, thank you for your consideration of a philanthropic commitment to help us make One Mercy a reality for those we serve.

To make a gift to the One Mercy campaign, please contact Susan Rouillard, vice president of philanthropy, at 207-879-3487 or