Living the Circle of Mercy
COVID-19 pandemic of 2020
At Mercy, we were PREPARED! We didn't panic.
At Mercy we take care of our students, graduates and families. Today, they are taking care of us.
Supporting small businesses make big dreams happen.
We thank our graduates and parents who are working on the front lines.
Left: Rebecca Rizy '14 works at one of the INOVA hospitals in Fairfax, VA taking care of COVID-19 patients.
Center: Alana Campanelli Lord '04 works at St. Mary's Hopital in Waterbury in the IMCU, Intermediate Care Unit.
Right: Sarah Dunn Negrich '76 is a NP, Nurse Practicioner in the surgical care unit that is now COVID ICU, Intensive Care Unit at Hartford Hospital.
Melissa Reynolds '93 is a Radiation Tech at Bradely Memorial in Southington.
Alyssa Driscoll Jochym '06 works as a nurse in the operating room at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE.
Elizabeth Sullivan '73 is a Nurse Practitioner at UVA in Culpeper, VA.
Mercy Students and Staff Support their Community
Kaila Lujambio ’21 along with a group of Mercy High School friends came together to start "A Butterfly of Love" service project. The students are putting together care packages to deliver facemasks for people working and volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also delivering care cards for patients and people who cannot receive visitors. In addition, the girls are including Thank You messages to people who are working and helping others.
Julia Green's '23 mother began to hang paper hearts on a tree in support of essential workers who are working during this difficult time and the neighborhood joined in! If you're in Middletown, visit and add your heart to the tree that is on the corner of McCormick Lane.
This is a sampling of work by students Halle Riccardi '20 and Amanda Ogando '22 who made wonderful cards and wrote inspirational letters for nursing home residents.
TechTigers Robotics Team members are keeping busy with outreach durng the quarentine. They have made 105 protective masks for several places including St. Vincent dePaul's soup kitchen servers, a senior living center, ASML (a company in Wilton that makes lithography machines that make it possible to make integrated circuits) and two hospitals. They also organized a pizza delivery and thank you card deliveries for the forgotten third shift nurses at Middlesex Health (hospital).
Julia Morgan '20 made button bands for her mother's co-workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These bands are used with masks so that the ears of medical staff won't get sore.
Fei Li '20 and Mona Shao '22 make masks for local essential workers.
Lila Pytel '20 has made over 20 masks that have been given to Pieper Veterinary Hospital, her pediatrics office, friends, and family. She is working on additional masks for St. Vincent de Paul in Middletown.
Hartford Hospital ultrasound techs are loving their Mercy headbands! Mrs. Sue Lupacchino, Mercy's school nurse, sewed buttons to all the Mercy headbands we had in school.Along with Hartford Hospital, a total of 79 headbands were donated to Waterbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Middlesex Hospital.