With all our heart. With all our mind.


Mercy is committed to offering our partners a best place to work and continually evaluates new programs and benefits. 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 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list, a Best Company for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine, and an adoption-friendly workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, just to name a few.


  • Multiple-option health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 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 dependent 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
  • 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
  • Dependent Care Adaptive Device Assistance
  • Book fairs
  • Family entertainment/attractions discount
  • Car rental discount
  • Special travel packages
  • Retiree association
  • Overnight childcare stipend
  • WiFi 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

  • Employer-sponsored wellness programs and on-site wellness activities
  • A safe lift program that includes a low lift policy in patient care areas
  • Free annual health risk assessments
  • Free access to Mercy Harvard Rehabilitation Center (Harvard, IL)
  • Stay Healthy reimbursement for MercyCare Health Plans 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 (ABCD) Awards
  • Annual partner recognition dinner
  • Nurses Week and other professions celebrations
  • National Health Month celebration
  • Partner appreciation days