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!
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 –
May God continue to bless you with the joy of this special season and throughout the New Year.