MOM Mobile Unit Destroyed In Fire

MOM Mobile Unit Destroyed In Fire

Mobile Medical Unit Destroyed In Fire Mission of Mercy Arizona suffered a devastating loss on Tuesday, February 4th, as our mobile medical unit caught fire and was destroyed. While we are reeling from this huge loss, our staff and volunteers are working hard to continue to serve patients without a disruption to services. While we […]

Full Circle: From Patient to Donor

Full Circle: From Patient to Donor

Following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, like many other people Carla Fischer lost her job and her health insurance. Due to pre-existing health conditions, including Type II diabetes, finding affordable health insurance on her own with no income proved impossible. Without access to her prescription medications, Carla knew her health could spiral out of control. […]

Managing Diabetes: Two Recent Grants Provide Initial Funding to Tackle Chronic Condition

Managing Diabetes: Two Recent Grants Provide Initial Funding to Tackle Chronic Condition

In Arizona alone, nearly 600,000 adults are living with diabetes and one in every three adults is completely unaware they have pre-diabetes, a condition in which your body does not properly respond to insulin resulting in higher than normal blood sugar. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rita Belle, RN

Volunteer Spotlight: Rita Belle, RN

Rita Belle, RN Rita Belle, a registered nurse since 1969, has been volunteering with Mission of Mercy for 20-plus years every month at the Mesa mobile clinic located at Christ the King Community Center. She is responsible for triaging patients upon their arrival and finds her volunteer work with Mission of Mercy very rewarding. “Every […]

Albertsons Safeway, Dignity Health Help Combat Flu

Albertsons Safeway, Dignity Health Help Combat Flu

Both Albertsons Safeway Pharmacies and Dignity Health have provided Mission of Mercy with flu shot assistance during the busy 2019/2020 flu season. Albertsons Safeway pharmacists have also administered flu shots on site annually at various clinics each year. With the support of Albertsons Safeway Pharmacies and Dignity Health, our Fall 2019 flu shot clinics were […]

Paula’s Pulse – January 2020

Paula’s Pulse – January 2020

A Message from Paula Carvalho Change… it’s a heavy word! Whether scary, exciting or challenging, change can be really hard. But change can also open the door to new possibilities, new relationships, new solutions. Twenty-two years ago, Mission of Mercy launched its first clinic at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on 15th Avenue and […]

Canadian finds nerve pain relief with the help of Dr. Carie Barlow

Canadian finds nerve pain relief with the help of Dr. Carie Barlow

Canadian finds nerve pain relief with the help of Dr. Carie Barlow Growing up in Canada, Jessica Caciola never had to go without healthcare. Under Canada’s taxpayer-funded Medicare system, Canadians don’t pay out-of-pocket for essential medical services like doctor and hospital visits. So when she moved to Arizona as an adult, she experienced sticker shock […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sister Leticia Regala, SDS

Volunteer Spotlight: Sister Leticia Regala, SDS

Volunteer Spotlight: Sister Leticia Regala, SDS In the early 1990s, Leticia Regala found herself a widow after 32 years of marriage and an empty nester with six adult children no longer living at home. When her husband Dr. Emilio Regala Jr. passed away, she was living in Wisconsin and prayed about her future. She felt […]

Dr. William O’Brien Named Health Care Hero

Dr. William O’Brien Named Health Care Hero

Congratulations to Dr. William O’Brien for being named the 2019 Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Volunteer Award Winner! Since the summer of 2001, he has been volunteering at our Mesa clinic regularly, increasing his commitment to once a week for the past three years since retiring from other medical obligations. He’s logged more than […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Raymond Schneider

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Raymond Schneider

Dr. Raymond Schneider has been volunteering at Mission of Mercy’s Chandler clinic twice a month since September 2018. As a retired family practitioner, he appreciates that the clinic allows him the time to sit down and explain things to his patients without the many pressures of a traditional healthcare setting. “I believe in the work […]

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