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…

The Power of One Story Fundraising Event on November 7th

Mercy will host The Power of One Story Fundraising Dinner at Athens Church on Monday, November 7th. The annual event will feature 2016 Paralympian Athlete Jarryd Wallace. Special thanks to the following sponsors who are supporting the event: Platinum Sponsors: AT&T, Fortson, Bentley and Griffin, P.A. Gold Sponsors: Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty and Georgia Power…

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…

Save the Date for Mercy’s Par 3 Golf Tournament for Patients on Thursday May 19th!

Mercy is hosting its first Par 3 for Patients Golf Tournament at Jennings Mill Country Club on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 4:30-9pm. The $100 per golfer entry fee will include an 18 hole, Par 3 golf tournament during which 2-person teams will compete against the field. Follow this link to register for the golf tournament!:  Click Here…

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…

Mercy Health Center Receives $2000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

Mercy Health Center was recently awarded a $2,000 grant by the Plum Creek Foundation. The grant funds contributed to the purchase of Mercy’s Digital Panoramic X-Ray machine, which will allow for immediate image preview and for dental x-ray examinations that capture the entire mouth in a single image. Since moving to its new facility, Mercy…

The Edge of our Gifts

The Edge of Our Gifts Behind the scenes (and almost always behind the front desk) you will find some of the brightest and most compassionate student-volunteers serving the poor at Mercy Health Center. Some students commit to spending a semester at Mercy, working as interns to help support our small staff. Caleb Botta, a recent graduate…

The 2015 Vol. Ball

On Friday, April 17th Mercy Health Center held its first annual Volunteer Ball at the State Botanical Gardens. The event recognized and celebrated the more than 700 outstanding volunteers who make Mercy possible. The evening included a formal awards program, pictures, food, and of course – dancing. [At Mercy we have some of the best volunteers…

Reflections on Mercy

Courtesy of First Baptist Athens On a Wednesday night series at First Baptist Church in Athens on community social services some years ago, Tracy Thompson, along with Fred Young, presented a program on Mercy Health Center. Dr. Arv Vasenden is a retired Podiatrist and said that he immediately felt that there might be a need…

Mercy Helps Patients Find Freedom from Nicotine

 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galations 5:1 In partnership with Athens Regional Medical Center, patients at Mercy Health Center who suffer from nicotine addiction where invited to participate in a free smoking cessation course. The course…

Christmas Together

This past Saturday was rainy, dreary, busy… and yet, in the parking lot and waiting room of 700 Oglethorpe, still filled with joy.  A day of celebration and Christmas Spirit was shared by volunteers and patients who came together to experience true community in what Mercy Health Center called its first annual “Christmas Tree Exchange.”…

YOU are the Power of One!

Thank-you to everyone who joined us for this year’s fundraising dinner! So many of you chose to support Mercy by providing the funds to care for patients. If you would like to see our video again, click HERE. The event could not have happened without the help of our Sponsors: ARH Group – Merrill Lynch…

Mercy’s Annual Fundraising Event is Just Around the Corner!

Save this Date! November 3, 2014 | 6pm Athens Church | 6:00 p.m. You are invited to Mercy’s Annual Fundraising Dinner Featuring: Jared Emerson, Live Painting Performance Artist Completing two paintings to be auctioned during the evening. Tim Chapman, Emcee Founder and CEO, Stadion Money Management Sharing exciting news about Mercy Health Center Seats are limited!…

The Power of One Man — Lorenzo Wise

By Tracy Thompson, Executive Director Lorenzo Wise became a patient at Mercy in April 2009.  He was referred to Mercy by Athens Regional Medical Center.  Lorenzo was a severe diabetic and was having great difficulty getting his blood sugar managed.  Personal responsibility was something that he took very seriously.  He immediately attended our diabetic health…

Mercy – The Best Medicine

One of the ways Mercy provides whole-person care to a patient population with a chronic disease prevalence that is 2 and 3 times greater than that found in insured populations is by providing pharmacy education, refills, and prescription assistance programming. Since the founding of Mercy Health Center, the clinic has assisted patients in getting the…

Welcome Dr. Laurel Murrow!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Laurel Murrow is now serving as Mercy Health Center’s Medical Director! Mercy’s board of directors have been prayerfully searching for a medical doctor who would serve in this role for several years and are delighted that Dr. Murrow has accepted the position. In addition to her role at…

Prayers for Lorenzo

Lorenzo Wise is an incredible and very loved member of the Mercy Family. He became a patient several years ago, but wasn’t content to only receive services from Mercy. He insisted on volunteering and helping give back. Later he was asked to join Mercy’s board as the patient representative. Lorenzo is most famous for his delicious…

Hepatitis C Care Team Finds Help from Local Startup

Hepatitis C Care Team Finds Help from Local Athens Technology Start Up – Vitamin C One of the emerging topics in health care is how to responsibly and effectively treat uninsured and underinsured patients who have contracted Hepatitis C. While pharmaceutical innovations from drug companies, like Gilead, have dramatically improved treatment outcomes, there are still…

Mercy | A Medical “Foster” Home

We are so grateful to College of Public Health students, Parveen Dhillon and Alex Auger, who spent their spring semester internship doing research at Mercy. One question they worked to answer was, “On average, how many years do patients spend at Mercy Health Center before transitioning out of the health care gap?” As an organization,…

Students Work to Promote Patient-Centered, Culturally Competent Care

Throughout the spring semester, students Manual Coutinho and Federico Adame have been on a mission to promote culturally competent care. As a clinic, one of Mercy’s core values is to “value each person.” To Federico and Manual this meant taking the time to listen to patients, especially those who do not speak English. Their project…

Dental Clinic News: Lisa Nunez

Mercy Health Center is so grateful for Lisa Nunez! Lisa was hired through a grant from the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation as part of an effort to drastically increase the number of dental visits Mercy is able to provide on an annual basis. She has done an incredible job and patients have benefited tremendously! On…

Prayer Volunteer: Jasmine Ye

Jasmine Ye is one of the incredible volunteers who makes Mercy what it is today. It doesn’t take too much time with Jasmine to realize she has heart filled with love for the people of Athens. She quickly found a home serving on the prayer team while in college. This gave her the opportunity to…

Dr. Wiggans Nominated for Prestigious Award

Mercy is thrilled to announce that one of our most faithful medical volunteers,  Dr. Glen Wiggans, has been selected as a finalist for the Athens Regional Foundation J.W. Fanning Humanitarian Award. The award recipient will be honored at The Pillar Society Reception on Feb. 27, 2014. Each year, the recipient is selected based on the following criteria:…

Give Kids A Smile!

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under you nose.”  Mercy was proud to serve as host site for Give Kids A Smile Day! February is Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM) in Georgia. While dental offices will conduct volunteer care and education activities all month for children regardless of their economic status, February 7 is…

Mercy Takes “The Plunge”

One may say, “It is the greatest display of courage ever seen.” Another may call it, “dressing up like a superhero and testing the limits of hypothermia.” Still others consider this an opportunity to enjoy a warm fire with hot cocoa. There is only one event these people could be referring to… “The Plunge!”  Mercy…

2013 Annual Report

2013 was an exciting year filled with new opportunities and challenges. The year began with a move to a renovated facility across the street from Mercy’s previous building that would triple the amount of space available. It took a team of volunteers working around the clock to ensure that Mercy did not miss a single…

Be Rich 2013

This Year Mercy received an amazing and unexpected gift from Athens Church of $75,000! We have been humbled by our Christian community’s generosity and reminded of God’s constant provision for those in need. Beyond the financial donation, Mercy cannot thank Athens Church enough for the encouragement and affirmation they continue to give us. Please watch…

Fantastic Savings Benefits Mercy!

Save Big and Help Those in Need! Pay $12 for TWO of the latest Fantastic Savings coupon books, a $24 value! Starting Tuesday, December 10th, 100% of the net proceeds from this deal will be donated to Mercy Health Center! Purchase Fantastic Savings coupon books to benefit Mercy by going to http://dailydeals.onlineathens.com. Get the Fantastic…

Volunteers of the Year

Early this month, Mercy Health Center hosted the annual Open Heart Dinner where we honored our volunteers of the year. From the bottom of our hearts, Mercy again thanks you for the love and service you have provided. Student Volunteer of the Year – Tyler Raeford Our first Volunteer of the Year came to Mercy…

2013 Open Heart Fundraising Dinner

On Monday, November 4th Mercy Health Center will be celebrating another year of God’s generous provision and welcoming His beautiful plans for its future. The event will take place at First United Methodist Church at 6pm. There will be music, catered meal, fellowship, a video presentation, and the recognition of six volunteers and two organizations for…

Time to Reflect

As Americans, this has been an important week to reflect on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Here at Mercy, the tragedy of 9/11 coincides with the celebratory 12th birthday of Mercy Health Center. On September 10, 2001, Mercy opened with a prayer, and volunteers began to care for the medical, emotional, spiritual, and…

Mercy Health Center Receives $5,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

Funds to Support Supplies for Expanding Acute Care ATHENS, Ga. – Mercy Health Center, a community clinic that provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to low-income, uninsured Athens area residents, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to purchase supplies for expanding acute care. Mercy Health Center provides free medical, pharmacy, dental and…

Health Education: A Powerful Tool

Have you ever imagined Mercy Health Center as a big toolbox? Within the walls of Mercy, each staff member, doctor, and volunteer brings an array of skill sets. Equally valuable to the work done by these people is our health education program. Health education is one of the essential tools Mercy uses to restore community…

Moving Towards a Medical Home

Many of us are familiar with the famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh who once said,  “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Here at Mercy Health Center, we consider the work done by our doctors as magnificent masterpieces; however without the necessary funds, our doctors are not able to continue…

It Takes A Village

Drink lots of water. Take a walk. Step on the scale. Follow the food pyramid. Turn down the chips for an apple. Do these ring a bell? These are a few small steps towards a successful, personal wellness program.  Small steps are exactly where Mercy Health Center began and how it continues to impact patients….

NEW Mercy Open House March 20th!

We cordially invite you to our Open House for the NEW Mercy Health Center at 700 Oglethorpe Avenue, Suite C7 Athens, Georgia 30606 Wednesday, March 20th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (at 5:00 pm there will be a Dedication & Announcement. Tours of the new Mercy will take place before and after) Bring your…

Mercy Health Center in Athens GA provides quality medical & dental care to our uninsured and low income neighbors.

Athens Patch: Demand for Free Health Care Growing in Athens, Ga.

From Ian Branam’s article in today’s Athens Patch: “The demand for free health care in the Athens area far exceeds what Mercy Health Center and the Athens Nurses Clinic are able to provide. “We have hundreds of people calling for ten slots,” said Mary Baxter, office manager for Mercy Health Center. “We want to care…

Mercy Health Center Video on YouTube

Have Yourself A Mercy Christmas, 2012

Thanks to Ashford United Methodist and Classic City Community Church for donating $2055 in gift cards (plus a TON more in wrapped presents) to Mercy this year for our patient Christmas program. Because of you, 28 families were able to have a Christmas this year!

Athens Church’s “Be Rich 2012” Recap

  We are so thankful to have been a beneficiary of such a wonderful campaign to help local ministries and organizations! Thank you so much, Athens Church! We are so grateful to you all!

The move is here! We need your help!

As you may have heard, Mercy is moving this month! We are so excited to begin clinics in our new location on January 21st. Our new facility is located just across the street from where we are now, in the old Athens Cardiology Clinic Building. The physical address is: 700 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606….

Walk Through @ the new Mercy Health Center

Earlier this week, our volunteer Leadership Team had the opportunity to walk through the new building and see the construction in progress! For most of them, it was their first opportunity to actually see the inside of the new building, and the experience was an emotional one. In this season where we celebrate the coming…

Good Eatin’

Here’s a great recipe for a healthier sweet potato casserole we picked up from our friends at MercyMed of Columbus! Did you know? 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes! Take care of yourself and your loved ones this holiday season by preparing dishes that are delicious and good for you! Here’s a healthier take…

The Affordable Care Act and the need for Mercy

………………………….. We’ve been getting a lot of questions concerning the changes ahead in our healthcare system, and while the potential ramifications are not yet clear, we do know that there will continue to be those who need the kinds of services Mercy (and other clinics) provide. To get an idea of the complexity of this…

Mercy to Participate in 2012 Holiday Benevolence Market

The annual Benevolence Market will be held this year at First Baptist Church in downtown Athens on Sunday afternoon, December 2, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM. The Benevolence Market offers an alternative holiday giving experience. Instead of engaging in traditional gift exchange with friends and family, you can come to the Market and…

Lindsey Rosetti: November’s Volunteer of the Month!

Congratulations to Lindsey Rosetti, our Volunteer of the Month for November!  Lindsey Rossetti is a volunteer force to be reckoned with!  A faithful volunteer at Mercy, Lindsey has served in several capacities – from check-out volunteer, to nursing intern, to Clinic Manager.  Lindsey selflessly gives her time each week, even being at Mercy on her…

Mercy Health Center: Open Hearts 2012

http://www.mercyhealthcenter.net. We firmly believe that all should be treated with dignity, honor, and respect. Hear from some of our great patients in this video we produced for this year’s Open Hearts Dinner.

Hillary Liken is One of UGA’s Amazing Students (and a Mercy volunteer!)

We’d like to congratulate our very own Hillary Liken for being recognized as one of UGA’s Amazing Students (of course, we already knew that). Here’s an excerpt from her profile (and click here to read the whole thing). Congratulations, Hillary! We’re so blessed to have you at Mercy! One of the highlights of my time…

October’s Volunteer of the Month: Roy Vasquez!

Congratulations to Roy Vasquez , our October Volunteer of the Month! Roy has consistently demonstrated a servant’s heart, going above and beyond as an Interpreter and Check Out volunteer to help our Spanish-speaking patients receive the best care we can possibly provide them. Something so seemingly simple as translating between languages is incredibly important when…

One Year Better

http://youtu.be/IjxMpcz2x9Q

Here’s a little impromptu video birthday card to celebrate our 11th anniversary featuring volunteers and patients at our Tuesday, September 11th evening medical clinic.

Music: “Another Discovery” by Micah Dalton (http://www.micahdalton.com) from the album “Blue Frontier.”

Mercy featured in World Magazine

Mercy Health Center was featured in an August 2012 issue of World Magazine and was the South region runner up for the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion. The awards for each region were given to local, Christian organizations dedicated to service and compassion. Mercy received recognition not only for the quality medical care provided…

Mercy Featured in World Magazine

http://www.worldmag.com/articles/19751   Mercy Health Center was featured in an August 2012 issue of World Magazine and was the South region runner up for the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion. The awards for each region were given to local, Christian organizations dedicated to service and compassion. Mercy received recognition not only for the quality medical…

Mercy Health Center: Hope

http://youtu.be/dERaLyNOEjY

Here is our latest video highlighting what Mercy Health Center is all about. This video was shot primarily at one of our weekly evening medical clinics and features some of our 500+ volunteers and medical providers in action!

Mercy Chosen as Beneficiary of ‘Toast of the Town’

Mercy Health Center, along with several other Athens area organizations, was selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries of the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary ‘Toast of the Town.’ The event will be held at the Georgia Theater in downtown Athens on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Mercy, along with the other beneficiaries, will receive all proceeds…

Mercy’s Medical Director Receives Award

Mercy’s Medical Director, Dr. Paul Buczynsky, was awarded the 2012 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation on May 2nd, 2012. The Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award was awarded to five individuals and one collaborative, and is an award that “honors extraordinary individuals and nonprofit organizations that are committed to…

New Members Join Mercy’s Governing Board

Mercy added five new members to the Governing Board effective January 1st, 2012: Steve Beard, Ross Campbell, Cindy Haygood, Wayne Morris and Grant Tribble. To read more about our new board members as well as returning board members and staff, visit the Board and Staff page on our website. We are excited to have these…

Mercy Hosts Monthly Open Heart Tours

We are currently conducting monthly tours of Mercy. The tours are offered at 7:30am and 12pm and last one hour. A light breakfast or lunch is provided. The tour includes: a viewing of the Mercy video, testimonies from a patient, volunteer and board or staff member, and a brief tour of the building. If interested…

Mercy Receives Supplies From GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership Students

Students from Georgia Health Sciences University and University of Georgia’s Medical Partnership (GHSU/UGA) who volunteer at Mercy Health Center purchased various medical supplies for the clinic with the money they raised at a charity golf tournament in April 2011. The GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership students decided to host an event that would raise money for Mercy….

Mercy Representatives Attend Conference

On June 2nd – June 4th, Mercy staff and volunteers attended the Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) conference in Nashville, TN. Mercy had 13 representatives attend this year’s conference who work in various capacities at Mercy, including physicians, office staff, and volunteer leadership team members. The conference featured plenary sessions and workshops geared to equip…

Mercy Receives Check From Toyota

In May 2011, Mercy recieved a donation from Heyward Allen Toyota, which was matched by Toyota. The total amount was $5,000 and will go towards providing continued quality care to our patients. Thank you Heyward Allen and Toyota!

Mercy hosts Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

On Sunday afternoon, April 17th, Mercy hosted a picnic as an appreciation to all the volunteers who currently serve at Mercy. The event was held outside at volunteer physician Dr. Ross Campbell’s home and included live music, games, food and fellowship. Approximately 100 volunteers and their families attended and were served by Mercy board members…

Support Mercy Through Tickets Fore Charity

Tickets for the upcoming Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic golf tournament, to be played at the UGA golf course, are now available for purchase. All of the proceeds made from ticket sales will go to the buyer’s charity of choice. Mercy Health Center is included in the charities supported by this event. Those interested can…

Benefit Concert to support Mercy

Join Jeff & Sheri Easter in concert at Prince Avenue Baptist Church on February 20, 2011 at 6:00pm. Also performing will be John Jones, Tommy Murray Quartet, and Lisa Matheson. The concert is free of charge and an offering will be taken up to benefit Mercy Health Center and the Athens Pregnancy Center. For more…

Mercy Fundraiser at On The Border Restaurant

On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina will host a night to raise support for Mercy Health Center. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 19th 2011. For anyone who eats at On The Border that day and presents a flyer about the fundraiser, 10% of the food purchase will go directly to support…

Mercy recognizes the 2010 Volunteers of the Year

Our 2010 volunteers of the year were recognized at our annual Open Heart Fundraising Dinner in November. Congratulations to the following volunteers: Beth Kraps – office volunteer Dr. Miguel Jurado – physician Meg Brinegar – triage We are so grateful for the wonderful work that you all have done and continue to do for Mercy…

Deck the Halls at Mercy

Mercy Health Center held a cleaning day on Saturday, December 4th. We painted, cleaned the yard and building, did maintenance, and organized the building. Thanks to all of our patients, staff and volunteers who participated and helped to care for our building!

Athens Technical College staff donates supplies to Mercy

The admissions staff of Athens Tech held a supplies drive for Mercy Health Center. They came and toured the facility and presented the supplies to our staff. They collected items such as paper towels, lancets, batteries, soap, and other supplies needed at Mercy. We are grateful for the donation and their partnership!

Mercy to hold second Teeth Whitening Fundraiser – Whiter Smiles Brighter Smiles

Due to the success of the Whiter Smiles Brighter Smiles Fundraiser which took place in January, we will be holding this fundraiser again now through August 31st. For this program, Mercy has partnered with local dentists to provide free professional teeth whitening with a $250 donation to Mercy Health Center. The following dentists have agreed…

Mercy Receives Grant From Jackson EMC

This month, Mercy Health Center received a grant from Jackson EMC in the amount of $4,074. This money will go towards buying new supplies for use in the dental clinic. Mercy Health Center has had approximately 120 dental visits from January to March of this year. Thank you, Jackson EMC, for helping us provide quality…

Mercy receives grant from Plum Creek

Mercy Health Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from Plum Creek. The grant money will go towards paying for diabetes supplies such as blood glucose meters, strips, lancets, and medications for our diabetic patients. These supplies are essential in helping those patients manage their diabetes and live healthier lives. Thank you, Plum Creek, for your…

Tickets for Charity to support Mercy Health Center

Tickets for the upcoming Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic golf tournament, to be played at the UGA golf course, are now available for purchase. All of the proceeds made from ticket sales will go to the buyer’s charity of choice. Mercy Health Center is included in the charities supported by this event. Those interested can…

Whiter Smiles Brighter Smiles Fundraiser

Mercy has partnered with local dentists to provide free professional teeth whitening with a $250 donation to Mercy Health Center. The fundraiser will run from December 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010. The following dentists have agreed to participate: Dr. Glenn Alex – Athens, 706-549-5678 Dr. Charlie Burch – Athens, 706-353-7860 Dr. Charles Carter –…

Mercy announces the 2009 Lay Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to our 2009 Lay Volunteer of the Year: Trudy McEver Trudy, the Lay Volunteer of the Year, has been volunteering at Mercy for over six years serving in various capacities. She currently does all of our new patient screening and paperwork, and facilitates our new patient orientation.

Lay Health Education Program Students Graduate

The Lay Health Education students celebrated class graduation on Thursday, November 6th, at St. Mary’s Hospital.  This education program was established in order to teach patients about basic healthcare and how to teach those in their community about good health practices, and was funded by Athens Community Foundation.  The classes were led by Fran Martin,…

Mercy announces the 2009 Professional Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to our 2009 Professional Volunteer of the Year: Dr. Stan Satterfield Stan, the Medical Volunteer of the Year, serves as our Dental Director and on our Board of Directors. He has been volunteering at Mercy for over six years. Stan is a true advocate for Mercy. He volunteers at Mercy performing oral surgery services…

Lion’s Club of Oconee Donates to Mercy Health Center

Originally published by OnlineAthens.com     Don Truluck, president of the Oconee Lions Club, presents a refurbished Automated External Defibrilator (AED) unit to Christel Lavelle, physician’s assistant, Mercy Health Center, and Tracy Thompson, executive director of Mercy Health Center. The staff at MHC will use the Automated External Defibrilator to ensure the safety of patients….

Uninsured Have Option in Area

Originally published by OnlineAthens.com   The issue of health care reform seems to be the topic of all network news and talk shows and the front-page story in most newspapers. While Congress considers this issue, Mercy Health Center continues serving many of our uninsured neighbors in the Athens area. Mercy is an extension of the…

Mercy Health Center Receives Funding from the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary

The Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary awarded Mercy Health Center with a $1000 grant to cover the cost of cessation drugs and products for the patients who are the working poor as part of smoking cessation classes are held quarterly at Mercy in conjunction with ARMC for Mercy patients. While ARMC covers the cost of the…

Health Center Thanks St. Mary’s

Originally published on OnlineAthens.com   Mercy Health Center would like to take the opportunity to say thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital for allowing us to take “Mercy on the Road.” On April 18, we were able to take the St. Mary’s Health Express Bus to the J&J Flea Market. More than 60 patients had their…

Mercy Health Center Receives Grant from Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente announced in December 2008 that Mercy Health Center was awarded a $50,000 grant to hire their first full-time medical provider – a nurse practitioner. This will be Mercy Health Center’s first full-time medical provider. This grant will allow us to give more in-depth quality medical care as well as day time medical clinic…

Georgia Health Foundation Chooses Mercy

Georgia Health Foundation announced in November 2008 that Mercy Health Center was awarded a $25,000 grant to aid in hiring a nurse practitioner. The Georgia Health Foundation was created in 1985 through the conversion of the Georgia Medical Plan, Georgia”s first nonprofit health maintenance organization, to an independent, private foundation.

Mercy Health, Interfaith Hospitality Network receive Jackson EMC grants

Originally posted by OnlineAthens.com   Mercy Health Center in Athens, a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides no-cost medical, pharmaceutical and dental care, has been awarded an $8,400 grant by the Jackson EMC Foundation to develop a volunteer command center and training program. Above left, Mercy Health director Paul Buczynsky and executive director Tracy Thompson receive the…

Cure Proving Elusive for Health Care System

Originally posted by OnlineAthens.com Office manager Mary Baxter probably has one of the most difficult jobs at Mercy Health Center. For more than an hour every Tuesday, Baxter must turn away most of the people who call the center wanting an appointment. There are only nine available appointments for the more than 150 people that…

Gunsmoke Gala to Benefit Mercy Health Center

Gunsmoke Gala to Benefit Mercy Health Center March 06, 2007 by Natalie Glenn, Plexus Web Creations   Mercy Health Center, a volunteer based 501©(3) nonprofit Christian health clinic that provides care for uninsured individuals in and around Athens, will present “Gunsmoke Gala – An Afternoon of Family Fun” on Saturday, March 24. The event will…