Current projects

Support the greatest need

Donors may make an unrestricted gift, which the Foundation will devote to the greatest needs of the hospital.

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Gifts may also be designated to a hospital program or service, including, but not limited to the following areas.

Advancing a legacy of caring

In 2016, Mercy Hospital Foundation launched a three-year capital campaign, “Advancing a Legacy of Caring,” to help fund growth on the Mercy Hospital campuses. The Foundation has pledged to raise $8.6 million to bring health and healing to our North Metro neighbors, friends and families. Project overview includes:

  • Combining adult inpatient mental health and addiction services onto the Unity campus and creation of Allina Health’s first all private room 40-bed adult mental health unit.
  • Major improvements to the Mercy Hospital Coon Rapids campus, including:
    • Infrastructure renovation and expansion—sterile processing facilities, kitchen, laboratory services and parking ramp.
    • Critical care renovation and expansion—intensive care unit (ICU), operating suites, pre- and post-operating areas, patient and family waiting areas, orthopedic unit and emergency department. 

For more information, see Advancing a Legacy of Caring.

Cardiovascular services

The Mercy Hospital community has come to rely on Mercy Hospital for excellent cardiac services. However, our growing community means that the needs to enhance this service is also growing. The proceeds of the 2019 Crystal Ball benefited cardiac services and enhancements to patient environment, efficiency in services and advancing technology. Watch our video to see how these services impact one patient, as well as our whole community.

Mental health and addiction services

To meet the growing need for mental health and addiction services, the Unity campus underwent a number of changes. The fourth floor, former home to the Birth Center, was renovated to create a 40-bed inpatient mental health unit, Allina Health Mental Health moved to a larger space on site, and the Emergency Department was renovated to better meet the needs of patients with mental health conditions. The 2016 Crystal Ball proceeds were dedicated to this consolidation of mental health and addiction services. Learn more by watching the video below.

Emergency care

Both campuses’ Emergency Departments were renovated in 2017. The Unity Campus ED emergency rooms were reconfigured to create a five-room mental health suite, as well as 12 flexible rooms that can be converted to care for both mental health and general emergency patients. Mercy Campus’s ED, which is the busiest ED in Allina Health, was expanded and improved to accommodate up to 10,000 more patients per year more efficiently and effectively.

Cancer care

Comprehensive cancer care including risk assessment and genetics counseling, cancer screening, diagnostic and interventional radiology, and treatment by surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology. Ongoing care is provided for those in remission as well as for those living with cancer. Care is given in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Cardiovascular care

The Mother Baby Center at Mercy Hospital with Children’s Minnesota opened in July 2015 and offers the gamut of obstetric services and features the only Level II special care nursery in the North Metro with private patient rooms. The creation of this facility allowed Unity Hospital to close its birth center in anticipation of expanding mental health and addiction services.