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Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
1. Mercy Hospital of Tiffin side of marker
Inscription.  The Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Thomas F. Conlon, met with the newly appointed bishop of the Toledo Diocese, the Right Rev. Joseph Schrembs, to discuss building a charity hospital for the community. Community leaders and physicians promoted the necessity of a hospital that cared for all people regardless of race, creed, or color. Seven acres of land were purchased from Miss Emma J. Bowe on West Market Street for the construction of a four-story fireproof building. Designed by local businessman George W. Netcher, the new hospital cost approximately $75,000. At the hospital’s dedication on October 26, 1913, Bishop Schrembs praised the people of Tiffin saying, “I appealed to the public-spirited citizens and my appeal did not fall upon deaf ears, as this building testifies.”

Aware of the fine hospital work performed by the Sisters of Mercy, Bishop Joseph Schrembs requested that three Sisters from their convent in Grand Rapids, Michigan be sent to administer the new hospital and convent. Mother Bernardine McMullen, Sister Anthony McMullen, Sister DeChantel Lyons arrived in Tiffin on May 11, 1912. Founded in Dublin,
The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
2. The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin side of marker
Ireland in 1831 by the Venerable Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy’s calling is to care for those in need. At the dedication of Mercy Hospital, Bishop Schrembs remarked, “It is not enough to have a building, but there must be a competent corps in charge of it. The Sisters have proven themselves devoted to all. Their duties are prompted by the truest charity.”
 
Erected 2012 by Mercy Tiffin Hospital and The Ohio Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9-74.)
 
Location. 41° 6.268′ N, 83° 12.976′ W. Marker is in Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Lawrence Drive and U.S. 224 on St. Lawrence Drive. It is at the main entrance to the hospital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 St Lawrence Dr, Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rezin W. Shawhan & the Seneca County Museum (approx. 2 miles away); Early Electric Illumination, 1884 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Ball (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 2.2 miles away); State's First Female Lawyers (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Ball (approx. 2.2 miles away); Founding of Tiffin
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By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
3. Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Noble (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiffin.
 
Regarding Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin. The original hospital was located at 485 W Market St in Tiffin. It relocated to this new campus in 2008.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionScience & Medicine
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 28, 2019
4. The New Mercy Hospital of Tiffin
It is now west of town, facing US 223. It was inaugurated in 2008.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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