Guardian Angel Program
In support of Mercy Medical Pediatric Home Care
Since 1998, Mercy Medical's pediatric home care has served more than two thousand critically ill children. It was the first and one of the only programs in the area that solely focused on delivering home healthcare, palliative care and hospice care to children up to 18 years of age in Mobile and Baldwin counties. The program helps children with chronic illness needing close monitoring, medication administration, care of infusion catheters, wounds, failure to thrive and other treatments. A registered nurse, trained in pediatrics provides treatment and educates the family about medications, diet, and the emotional effects of a serious illness of a child.
Mercy Medical provides care to any child in need, no matter of their family's ability to pay. Because Medicaid or private insurance doesn't always cover many pediatric home care services, sometimes more than 70 percent of these costs are funded through Guardian Angel. Learn about families that have shared their stories to show how vital Mercy's pediatric program is to our community.
Hundreds of children in Mobile & Baldwin counties need quality medical home care. Mercy Medical is one of the only healthcare organization to provide Pediatric Home Care in our area. Mercy Medical needs funding to cover healthcare costs associated with Pediatric Home Care program. Mercy Medical established the Guardian Angel program to create awareness and raise funds. More than $320,000 is required for Mercy Medical to serve 200 children a year.