Mercy in the Press

Mercy and Costco Present 3rd Annual Safety Day for Kids

CHI Mercy Health Mercy Medical Center’s ER and Trauma Department and Costco Wholesale have partnered together again with local community medical providers to present the 3rd Annual Safety Day for Kids on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Costco’s Parking Lot.


This year’s Safety Day will feature a Haz-Mat truck, fire truck, marine patrol boat, ambulance, life-flight helicopter, forest fire truck, K-9 unit, an interactive dental learning lab, 9-1-1 dispatch services, Wildlife Safari, educational stations and activities.


“We are so excited to continue our collaboration with Costco and our community emergency services and other medical teams to bring safety tips to families during summer time,” said Bubba Petty, Mercy’s interim Trauma Team Coordinator. “Keeping our local children healthy and safe is important to Mercy and our Douglas County partners and we are here to help in any way we can.”


The event is free for all ages and supported by Bay Cities Ambulance, the City of Roseburg Fire and Police, DFPA, Douglas County Sheriff and Dispatch, Evergreen Family Medicine, the Healthy Kids Outreach Program, The News Review, Operation Lifesaver, The Optimist Club, REACH Air, ServPro, UCAN Head Start, Umpqua Community Health Center, UP2USNow Child Abuse Prevention, and Wildlife Safari.


For more information contact Mercy Communication Representative, Sarah Baumgartner, at 541-677-4308 or visit our Facebook event page at:


Mercy Foundation Awards Lance Michael Emmons Music Scholarships to Local Students

Mercy Foundation, and members of the Stapleton family recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to four local high school students who share Lance’s love of music.


“Music has played such a huge part in all of our lives; whether it was playing the piano at home, attending concerts and shows or performing on stage,” says Lisa Platt, Mercy Foundation president.” Lance’s family wanted to celebrate his life and his love of music, so they created the Lance Michael Emmons scholarship to help local students with a passion for music pursue their academic goals.”


Students include Katelyn Andersen who received a $4,000 scholarship and plans to attend the University of Oregon; Sean Brennan who received $3,000, also plans to attend the University of Oregon; Tristan Aldous received $1,500 and is headed to Western Oregon University and Logan Wood received $1,500 and he plans to attend Harding University.


For more information about the Lance Emmons Scholarship, please contact Lisa Platt at 541.677.4818.

Mercy Foundation Receives Generous Melvin Federlein Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Gift for Hospice

Mercy Foundation has recently received a generous gift from the Melvin Federlein Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), in the amount of $10,500 to support local hospice care. The grant will be used to support Mercy’s hospice programs.


Mercy Hospice offers comfort, dignity and quality care to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses. The focus of hospice care is not to cure disease but rather to keep pain and other symptoms controlled. Mercy Hospice offers many specialized services designed to improve the quality of life for our patients.


“We so appreciate the ongoing support of the Federlein Fund through the Oregon Community Foundation for our hospice patients,” states Lisa Platt, Mercy Foundation president.


For more information about this grant or Mercy’s hospice services, please contact Kathleen Nickel, Director of Communications, 541.677.2423.


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