Past Accomplishments


  • Participated in the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) initiative to reduce incidence of heart disease and diabetes (40 participants). Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors occurring together that increases the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke and Type II Diabetes. Following the 10-week program, participants demonstrated a 38% reversal in MetS; 63% eliminated high blood pressure as a risk; 48% eliminated elevated triglycerides as a risk; and 23% reduced their waist circumference as a risk. Average weight loss was 17 pounds per person.
  • Provided $4,000 to assist two nurses in completing their BSN degrees. Provided $1,000 scholarships to help two high school students enroll in CNA training.
  • Repaved driveway to Rural Health Clinic and purchased and installed new air conditioner for Clinic.
  • Provided $197,000 to Genesis Medical Center, Aledo for expanded programs and services and facility enhancements.
  • Provided $3,900 to Mercer County Health Department for repairs and maintenance for the mobile dental van to improve oral health care access.


  • Participated in Genesis Philanthropy to provide free low dose CT scans (5 participants).
  • Participated in the Metabolic Syndrome initiative to reduce incidence of heart disease and diabetes (48 participants).
  • A sum of $800,000 in funds were donated to GMC-Aledo to help with its renovation project
  • Donated $2,685 for the purchase of three computers to be used for the Women, Infant, Children Food Supplement grant (WIC) and Family Case Management grant (FCM) programs
  • Awarded three Registered Nurse (RN) scholarships, each in the sum of $2,500. Two scholarships of $500 were also awarded to CNAs
  • Provided sports physicals for student athletes through Mercer County Boosters Golf Outing (4 participants).
  • Held MFH Annual Golf Outing at Hawthorne Ridge. The event raised approximately $13,000 which are funds used toward the Nursing Scholarship program.
  • Purchased a Wander Guard security system for Genesis Senior Living, Aledo with a donation of $13,000 that came from the Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction
  • Donated $3,750 to the “Nourish to Flourish” Back Pack Program. This organization provides children in need with food to take home from school for over the weekend.


  • Donated a fiberoptic laryngoscope valued at $9,000
  • Purchased a cautery unit for $3,000


  • Donated $20,000 toward the purchase of an injector for Radiology


  • Purchased two gurneys
  • Donated $25,000 toward the renovation of Medical Associates Clinic
  • Purchased microscope valuing $4,000
  • Purchased treadmill with a total value of $5,000


  • Purchased Colonoscopy/Endoscopy equipment valuing $140,000


  • Purchased two Blood Pressure/Temperature Probes valuing $6,000
  • Purchased a Steris Stem Surgical Sterilizer valuing $27,000
  • Raised over $1,000,000 through a Capital Campaign to renovate the hospital
  • Sponsored $1,000 to support Mercer County Health and Safety program


  • Purchased Blood Draw Chair for Laboratory
  • Purchased three blanket warmers with a total value of $12,000


  • Trees planted and Extended Care Garden refurbished
  • Hosting "Battle of the Soups" which raised $2400 for Kids' Room in the Emergency Department
  • Partnered with Moon River Supper Club to host May Day Gala to fund hospital beautification
  • Partnered with AMT/Medic Ambulance Service to sponsor a golf outing
  • Presented complimentary ice cream socials
  • Renovated Patient Room supported by Mercer Foundation for Health


  • Providing $28,000 for a surgical video system
  • Re-roofing the building for $125,000


  • Supplying a $40,000 blood analyzer for the laboratory
  • Purchasing a Kodak film processor for the mammography unit for $26,250


  • Giving the hospital a state-of-the-art mammogram machine costing $67,500


  • Purchasing a sigmoidoscope for $4701


  • Supplying a $20,000 bone densiometer


  • Financing and building the $850,000 Mercer Medical Center


  • Purchasing a $2600 Clinitek urine analyzer


  • Buying and remodeling a Viola building to house the Home Health Care unit


  • Hosting a yearly benefit dinner
  • Offering financial support for the yearly health fair

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Contact Us

For more information about our Foundation, please contact:

Al Zwilling

Genesis Philanthropy

For more information please contact:

Melinda "Missy" Gowey

Upcoming Classes/Events

  • Feb
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Feb
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    The Heartsaver Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) course is taught according to the American Heart Association guidelines.
  • Feb
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Diabetes support group meetings are held monthly. These meetings are free of charge and provide a variety of education topics along with support to help manage your diabetes.
  • Mar
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This class is designed for children ages 3-10 who are awaiting the arrival of a new brother or sister.
  • Mar
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    All aspects of labor, birth relaxation techniques as an alternative to medication during labor, as well as information on medication to relieve active labor discomfort. We will cover postpartum care also.This class is available at Genesis Medical Center in Silvis, Illinois.