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

Mercy Hospital of Tiffin / The Sisters of Mercy Come to Tiffin (HM2LPK)

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N 41° 6.268', W 83° 12.976'

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The Pastor of St. Mary's Church, Rev. Thomas F. Conlon, met with the newly appointed bishop of the Toledo Diocese, 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, 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
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMercy Tiffin Hospital and The Ohio Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 313896 N 4552720
Decimal Degrees41.10446667, -83.21626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 6.268', W 83° 12.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 6' 16.08" N, 83° 12' 58.56" W
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