Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is committed to a holistic and non-denominational approch to serving aging persons by offering programs of educaiton and advocacy, spiritual care, including a parish nurse program, and friendship for elders in home and community-based settings in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks. Donate Now

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks


About Mercy Care

History:  In 2007 Mercy Care for the Adirondacks was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as a renewed mission of the Sisters of Mercy.  The Sisters of Mercy first came to the Adirondacks in  1895 when they established Sanitorium Gabriels to treat tubercular patients.  They later established Mercy General Hospital in Tupper Lake and subsequently established two long-term skilled nursing facilities, Mercy Healthcare Center in Tupper Lake and Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.  In 2007, ownership of Mercy Healthcare Center and Uihlein Mercy Center was transferred to Adirondack Medical Center.

Vision:  Mercy Care envisions (1.) offering mercy care to all older adults in the Adirondacks who may benefit from this care enabling them for as long as possible to enjoy a fullness of life residing in their own homes, (2) the development in the Adirondacks of "elder-friendly" communities which encourage and enable elders to participate as fully as possible in the life of the community, (3) the enhancement in every dimension of the quality of life of older adults in the Adirondacks and (4) the extension of the mission of Mercy Care to communities beyond the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks through cooperation and with other organizations in partnership or a network. 

Values:  In keeping with its values, with a deep respect for the human dignity of every individual, Mercy Care services offer care in accordance with the values and spiritual beliefs of each person.  Mercy Care has developed  a Statement of Mission and Values.  A copy can be requested by sending e-mail to dbeal@adkmercy.org

Leadership:  Mercy Care is governed by a Board of Directors based in the Adirondacks.  It is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community.  Board members include Jeremiah M. Hayes, President, Sr. M. Camillus O'Keefe, RSM, Vice-President, David Aldrich, Art Devlin, Frank Lescinsky, Jack McGill, D.D.S., Judith Meagher, John Mills, Ph.D., Paul O'Leary, Susan Sweeney, Mary Welch, Jamie Whidden, Sr. Denise Wilke, RSM, Rev. John Yonkovig, Paul Reiss, Ph.D., President Emeritus and Sr. Patricia Vetrano, RSM, Director Emeritus

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is committed to a holistic and non-denominational approch to serving aging persons by offering programs of educaiton and advocacy, spiritual care, including a parish nurse program, and friendship for elders in home and community-based settings in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks.