Winter 2018 Newsletter
From all of us at Mercy Community Healthcare, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Greetings with Gratitude

As we close another amazing year for Mercy, I want to truly express our gratitude to all of you who give to this mission. It is because of you, we have served nearly 10,000 patients of all ages and in all stages of life . For many, our help has involved the full circle of treatment – mind, body and spirit. It is our deepest desire to remain Christ-centered and prayer-driven in all that we do, and we appreciate not only your contributions but your prayers in this work.

In 2018, we have grown to more than 130 staff – doctors, nurses, case managers, counselors and those who work behind the scenes to make this service a reality. I thank God every day for this wonderful staff. Without them this ministry would not be possible.

As great as things have been this year, we are very excited for what’s to come in 2019!

First, Mercy is celebrating our 20th year ! Because of the generosity of a devoted group of community members, Mercy was founded in 1999 as Mercy Children’s Clinic. It first operated out of a small house on Ninth Avenue in downtown Franklin. Over the years, we’ve added mental and behavioral health services, and care coordination. Now Mercy cares for people from three locations on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin, hoping to accommodate our patients better and planning to serve even more.

Secondly, I want to share that this fall we were awarded a federal grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) which will allow us to provide enhanced substance use disorder and mental health services in the new year. While we have been providing mental health services for years, this gives us the opportunity to focus more on substance use disorder and better integrate that treatment plan with our mental health services. We are excited about this expanded service through our Counseling Center and stepping frontward in this area of offering excellent care with the love and compassion of Jesus as our guide.

Lastly, 2019 will bring an increase in Mercy services in Lewisburg, Tennessee . Very soon you will hear more about our new location and expanded hours, which will allow us to provide Mercy’s healthcare hug in Marshall County and surrounding areas. We are committed to being a resource for those families who are uninsured or even under-insured and working with new partners in those communities. We will continue to partner with the Greater First Baptist Church of Lewisburg and many of her sister churches to share the love of Christ while providing excellent healthcare to all who enter our doors.

We are very appreciative of your support. Whether you’ve visited us, provided financial support to us, participated in one of our events or simply (and most importantly) prayed for our staff and our patients – THANK YOU! May God continue to bless you with the joy of this special season and throughout the New Year.


With gratitude,

Cindy Siler
CEO
Please Consider a Year-End Gift to Mercy

Janet, a mother of five children, came to Mercy because she could not afford insurance and does not qualify for assistance. One of her children has asthma and is in need of regular doctor’s appointments and medication. Through gifts from generous donors like you, patients such as Janet and her children are able to receive quality, affordable healthcare. 

The stories are many, and we are committed to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to each member of these families.

Please join the Mercy board, staff and community members this holiday season in assuring healthcare access for everyone by making a donation to Mercy Community Healthcare. Your donation supports our ongoing mission to provide quality and compassionate healthcare to both the uninsured and under-insured families in Williamson and surrounding counties.

Thank you for your support!

Donations made by Dec. 31, 2018, will receive a tax-deductible tax receipt for 2018 .
Meet the Loftons
Hear from Grace Lofton on how her family turned to Mercy when a change in insurance forced them to look for another medical home to care for her three daughters, including one with special needs.
Brandy Dalton wins TPCA Award

Congratulations to Brandy Dalton (left), Mercy's Director of Quality Assurance, who received the Susan P. Smith Award at the Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) 's President's Dinner earlier this month.

Brandy was given this award for her outstanding contributions in advancing health center programs and working to strengthen the partnerships between health centers and TPCA staff. CEO Terri Sabella presented the award.

Photo courtesy of TPCA
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Purchase tickets to the Taste of Williamson & Support Mercy!

The Taste of Williamson will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019 . This annual sampling event allows guests to meet top regional chefs, sip beverages, taste local restaurant offerings and enjoy musical entertainment.

A portion of each ticket purchased through Mercy will go directly to help our patients. Tickets are $35 in advance and will be mailed to you. Purchase through the link below, and thank you for supporting Mercy!

Questions? Email Kristi Sylvester at KristiS@mercytn.org .

Check out our new website at  MercyTN.org .