Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center is a Catholic health care clinic in the Diocese of Saginaw established by the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma to provide health care for persons suffering from illnesses related to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
The Religious Sisters of Mercy, who operate the clinic, provide an environment where life at all stages is reverenced and the particular needs of patients and their families are respected.
The clinic’s physicians and staff are dedicated to the principles of Catholic health care. The four physicians who are religious sisters specialize in the areas of internal medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. The administrator is also a religious; the lay staff is extremely dedicated and supportive of the mission of the clinic.
In addition to providing state of the art medical care, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center is dedicated to the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding health care: respecting the dignity of each person from conception until natural death, supporting family life, and caring for the poor. There is also a small residential program for priests and religious who need health care services.
The heart of the Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center is the chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved and where “Jesus intensely offers himself to the heavenly Father for the life of humanity” (Pope Benedict XVI, March 2007). In the chapel, Mass is celebrated weekly, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Patients and visitors are always welcome.
The needs of the patients of Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center are also included in the daily prayers of the Religious Sisters of Mercy.