The Meaning of Our Logo - Arpan Every morning on the edge of the Ganges, Indians wade into the ancient river, cup a handful of water in their hands, and pour it out to symbolize a self-sacrificial offering. In India, the imagery of this action has come to represent selfless giving and commitment to a noble cause. We use it in our logo to communicate our dedication to pouring out ourselves to selflessly serve the people of Calcutta, especially the underprivileged. General Information Founded in 1977, Mercy Hospital is now a 173 bed full general hospital serving approximately 100,000 patients per year. The hospital has a variety of services including a complete surgical facility, three critical care centres, a pediatric centre, an emergency centre, and general medical surgical centres. Recent renovations provide the latest in technology for patients who need phone and internet access during their stay. Complete diagnostic, laboratory, and pharmacy facilities enable patients to receive most services on site. Patient care is provided by a staff of highly qualified physicians and nurses. An affiliation with the Calcutta Mercy School of Nursing allows a better nurse-to-patient ratio, which provides patients with extra one-on-one attention. Additional staff includes a chaplain, a dietician, patient care assistants, and special care givers for infants.