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Mercy Owns 700 Oglethorpe Avenue!

As of August 31, 2017, we proudly and thankfully announce that 700 Oglethorpe Avenue is our permanent home. Please read the letter below from Tracy Thompson, Mercy’s Executive Director, as she recalls Mercy’s journey through past years.   Dear Mercy Sojourners: Twelve years ago (and some change), I became your Executive Director. My first day,…

2016 Athena Award Nomination

Tracy Thompson, who has served as the Executive Director of Mercy Health Center for eleven years, has been nominated for the 2016 Athena Award.  The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council hosted a luncheon honoring the 2016 Athena Nominees on Friday, December 2, at The Classic Center. The Athena Award is presented to…

Mercy Celebrated 15 Years on September 10th, 2016!

On September 10, 2001, in a Sunday school classroom, Mercy Health Center opened its doors to six patients at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Fast forward 15 years… Mercy now operates from an 11,000 sq ft. building at 700 Oglethorpe Ave and is providing over 10,000 patient visits per year.  Mercy has grown substantially thanks to faithful…

Di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar Community Giveback!

This summer (May-August) Di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar is spotlighting three local non-profits through their community giveback program. Customers can vote for their favorite non-profit by using a designated voting spoon with every yogurt purchased. Then a portion of the profits are donated to the winners, based on the number of votes received. Head on out to Di’lishi in the Oconee…

Par 3 for Patient Golf Tournament Success!

Thanks to Jennings Mill Country Club and to our amazing sponsors for support of our Par 3 for Patients golf tournament on Thursday, May 19th. Fifty-two golfers attended the event which included 8 hole-in-one opportunities and 10 closest-to-the-pin prize opportunities. Dinner and a concert followed play. Thanks to our fabulous sponsors for making this event…

Brian Seagraves receives Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award

Brian Seagraves is a pharmacist and director of the Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic at Mercy Health Center. In 2010, Brian started the Hepatitis C Clinic based on his observation of infection rates in the indigent and underserved in the Athens and the surrounding communities. At Mercy, if a patient tests positive for Hepatitis C, they…

Mercy’s Capital Campaign secures over $1 Million in Pledged Funds

Since its beginning, Mercy Health Center has moved to four different locations due to lack of space and the continuous expansion of services. Mercy is one of the only health centers in Clarke County that provides continuity, acute and specialty care for the uninsured from Clarke, Barrow, Madison, Oglethorpe, Oconee and Jackson counties. In 2015,…

Mercy’s Story Spotlighted throughout “The Power of One Voice” Event

Many guests who attended Mercy’s “The Power of One Voice” Event on November 9th provided great feedback pertaining to the program and theme of the event. Jason Harwell, friend of Mercy and faithful volunteer, produced a stellar video which can be viewed on Mercy’s Facebook Page. Additionally, various patients and volunteers appeared on stage in…

The Power of One Voice: Our Annual Fundraising Event is quickly approaching!

On Nov. 9th, at 6pm at Athens Church,  Mercy Health Center will kick off it’s annual fundraising event titled, the Power of One Voice. Entertainment includes the musical talent of James David Carter (a finalist on the 2014 show “The Voice”) and a live auction of two original Athens-themed pieces by local artist Jamie Calkin. We look forward to…