With a legacy that stretches back to nineteenth-century Dublin, Mercy Health has a long history of caring for the most vulnerable in the community. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the healthcare organisation opened its first Victorian hospital in 1920, originally in response to a flu pandemic. Presently operating as a not-for-profit organisation, the healthcare provider now employs more than 6,000 people, with numbers expected to grow further as it expands its footprint across Australia.
CEO, Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen, has been with the organisation for 12 years, bringing with him decades of experience in healthcare. He is passionate about the work Mercy Health does and the compassionate ethos that drives the organisation and its employees. "I have been in the healthcare industry my whole life, ranging from roles in community health to child and adolescent mental health," Stephen says.