Mercy General Hospital has been caring for patients in the downtown Sacramento region for more than a century. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the 1800s, Mercy's mission and values reflect the Sisters' heritage of caring to this day. Today, we are proud to continue to deliver compassionate, quality healthcare, including community education, health screenings and nationally-recognized treatment programs.
Mercy General Hospital's history of healing in Sacramento dates back to the opening of the Sisters of Mercy's first hospital, Mater Misericordiae, at 22nd and R Streets in the late 1890s. In 1925, the Sisters broke ground at 40th and J Streets for a hospital that would serve the people of Sacramento for years to come. Mercy General Hospital has grown in services and sophistication over the past 80 years, but our mission has remained unchanged.
More than 80 years later, the Sisters' tradition of healing with compassion lives on at Mercy General Hospital, now with 343 licensed beds and a physician staff of more than 700. Today, Mercy General is proud to be regarded as one of the area's most comprehensive and accomplished medical centers.
You’re part of helping people live happy, healthy lives. And so, Mercy General is the ideal place for you. Here, you work in a medical center that offers nationally recognized treatment programs. Mercy has been caring for people of the Sacramento community since the Sisters of Mercy founded it over 100 years ago, and it is this legacy that brings depth to your career and the quality of care you provide. You are proud to help continue the Sisters’ values and mission, and the tradition of longstanding connections means something to you. You hear the stories of the many employees whose family members were born here–and those who were inspired to have a career here as a result–and you know others may follow because of your contributions.
You could speak all day about the breadth of services offered here. Mercy General's centers of excellence include the Mercy Heart Institute and the Mercy Stroke Center, and the hospital is also well known for its ophthalmology services. In 2008, Mercy was selected to receive the “Premier Quality Award” for our outstanding Cardiac Rehabilitation program. We were named one of the “Top 100 Hospitals” in the nation for cardiac care and for overall hospital care by Thomson Reuters. Maternity care, orthopedics, spine care, eye surgical care & oncology, and a joint commission-certified stroke program–they’re all powerful reasons you and your colleagues choose Mercy General.
Your life outside work is also full. Living in the heart of California’s capital city of Sacramento, you have all the advantages of being in a tight-knit community. For example, you’ve discovered great housing and public transportation that drops you right at Mercy’s front doors. You and your friends cheer on the River Cats and the Sacramento Kings. And you love the many charms of the area, from great restaurants and outdoor activities to weekend getaways in the Bay Area. But what’s most meaningful to you is that there’s a strong sense of family in Sacramento. You can see yourself building a life here for years to come.