In 1992, Mercy Center for Health Care Services created an endowment fund to serve as a permanent resource for the institution’s future needs.
The original hospital (St. Joseph Mercy Hospital) was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1911. In 1931, a 110-bed facility was constructed by the hospital on North Lake Street in Aurora.
In 1968, a new hospital was built on North Highland Avenue in Aurora, adjacent to Mercyville Institute of Mental Health.
The two institutions consolidated in 1971 and were incorporated as Mercy Center for Health Care Services. In 1997, the hospital merged with Provena Hospitals and was renamed Provena Mercy Medical Center.
In January 2013, the hospital was officially renamed Presence Mercy Medical Center due to the November 2011 merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. In March 2018, Presence Health merged with Ascension Health and now operates under AMITA Health as AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center.
Provena Mercy Centennial Documentary