Mercy Health System

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Mercy is committed to offering our partners a best place to work and continually evaluates new programs and benefits to offer our partners. We have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for helping our workers achieve a work/life balance through benefit offerings and innovative programs. For example, Mercy was ranked #1 in the nation on the 2006 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list and a Best Company for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine just to name a few.



  •  Multiple option health insurance and dental plans
  •  Multiple option prescription drug plans
  •  Flexible benefit plan (medical, dependent, premium conversion reimbursement)
  •  Long-term disability insurance
  •  Retirement program
  •  Matched savings 403(b) plan
  •  Group life insurance, supplemental and dependant life coverage options
  •  Voluntary short-term disability, universal life and long-term care insurance
  •  Paid holidays
  •  Periodic performance reviews and merit increases 
  • Domestic partner benefits 

Work/Life Benefits

  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Childcare resource and referral program
  • Mercy Partner Service Center (gift cards, movie tickets, discounted attractions, etc.)
  • Children's holiday parties
  • Partner and family picnics
  • Adoption assistance
  • Breastfeeding accommodations
  • Work-to-retire program
  • Employee discounts (massage therapy, acupuncture, vision services, uniforms, shoes, pharmacy, esthetician products and services)
  • ATMs at various locations 
  • Direct deposit and payroll deductions
  • Savings bond program
  • Dependant Care Adaptive Device Assistance 
  • Book fairs
  • Family entertainment/attractions discount
  • Car rental discount
  • Special travel packages
  • Retiree association
  • Overnight childcare stipend
  • Wireless internet at select locations

Leave Programs

  • Accrued combined time off
  • Family medical leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Funeral leave
  • Educational and personal leaves
  • Special paid-time off for community volunteer work and sabbaticals

Health and Wellness

  • Numerous employer-sponsored wellness programs and on-site wellness activities at many of our locations
  • A safe lift program which includes a low lift policy in patient care areas
  • Free annual health risk assessments
  • Free access to Mercy Cardiac Fitness Center (Janesville, WI) or Mercy Harvard Rehabilitation Center (Harvard, IL)
  • Stay Healthy reimbursement for MercyCare members
  • Off-site fitness center discounts
  • Healthy Image Weight Management Program
  • Personalized partner health website
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free flu shots and immunizations
  • CPR training
  • Preventive care screenings
  • Wellness seminars and events
  • Smoking cessation programs and tobacco-free campuses


  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Numerous on-site continuing education opportunities and support for external education and workshops 
  • Online Mercy Learning Center
  • Computer training
  • School-to-work program
  • Scholarship programs
  • License and certification reimbursement
  • Career mentoring
  • On-site Spanish speaking and interpreter training 

Employee Recognition

  • Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Awards (ABCD)
  • Annual partner recognition dinner
  • Nurses week and other professions celebrations
  • National Health month celebration
  • Partner appreciation days