About the Organization
Located in Roseburg, Oregon, Mercy Medical Center is a Trauma III 174-bed facility serving most of Douglas County (pop. Over 100,000). For six years in a row, Mercy Medical Center appeared on Oregon Business Magazine's "Top 100 Companies to Work for in Oregon." Over 1,000 people are employed throughout Mercy. Mercy Medical Center recently completed a $41 Million expansion/renovation.
Caring for our community for over 100 Years!
Mercy started with a $12,000 gift from the Roseburg community. The 25-bed Mercy Hospital was dedicated on Feb. 22, 1909, just four months after construction began. It was built on the banks of the South Umpqua River where Douglas County Health Department now stands.
Mercy has grown into a sophisticated 174-bed medical center as it has upgraded its technology and expanded its services to ensure Douglas County residents access to state-of-the-art healthcare without having to leave town.
Today more than 1,000 employees and 300 volunteers work throughout Mercy. All of them personify the values upon which this institution was built. It is this commitment that has helped Mercy become one of the country's "Top 20 Rural Hospitals" according to the National Rural Health Association.
About the Community
Roseburg is situated at the heart of the Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua in scenic, Southwestern Oregon.
In Roseburg, you can climb a mountain, raft a river or catch a salmon in some of the most picturesque areas of the Pacific Northwest. It is a part of a water wonderland crowned by the world famous Umpqua River. The gentle climate creates limitless recreational opportunities among lush forests and cascading waterfalls. With only 19 people per square mile, Roseburg has many unspoiled areas to explore.
The lakes, rivers, and reservoirs of Douglas County provide ample boating and fishing settings, especially on the beautiful North Umpqua, a river that's famous among fishermen. The North Umpqua offers fishing opportunities for trout, salmon, bass, and is one of the world's only rivers with a native run of Summer Steelhead.
Get a taste of Douglas County by touring some of the region's many wineries which grow chardonnay, pinot noir, gewrztraminer, and Riesling, Zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon varietals. Nearby are various boutiques loaded with unique items that are sure to catch your eye. Or check out the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, where the works of many of the local artists are displayed.
Weather is pleasant and crisp, producing brilliant leaf colors in late October with verdant green mid-March.
The Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua have been compared geographically and climatologically with Italy and Southern France. Extremes of heat and cold are rare. The summer humidity is comfortable and snowfall is brief on the valley floor.