About Us

History of Sisters of Mercy

History of Sisters of Mercy


About Us

The simplest and most practical lesson I know…is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow…short careful steps, not great strides.

Catherine McAuley, 1778-1841, founder of the Sisters of Mercy

Our Mission

We, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (PMHS) and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming, healing presence within our communities.

Our Core Values

We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.

Commitment to Those Who Are Poor
We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.

We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth.

We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to our care.

We are faithful to who we say we are.

We demonstrate our connectedness to each other through inclusive and compassionate relationships.

We dare to take the risks our faith demands of us.

Our Affiliations

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and Department of Health license Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. We are funded and monitored by Allegheny County.

Carf International (CARF), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, accredits Pittsburgh Mercy Health System for its Crisis Intervention - Mental Health and Crisis Stabilization - Mental Health programs for adults, children, and adolescents.