Sonora Quest Labs Receives Lifetime Cornerstone Award

Sonora Quest Labs Receives Lifetime Cornerstone Award

Former AZ Health Partnership Fund board member shares her inspiration for getting involved   When Kim Fleurquin, Chief Risk Officer for Sonora Quest Laboratories, got involved with Mission of Mercy more than two decades ago, a part of her passion for the mission stemmed from a deeply personal healthcare crisis that her family faced. Following more »

Mission of Mercy Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Free, Quality Healthcare to Arizonans in Need

Mission of Mercy Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Free, Quality Healthcare to Arizonans in Need

Mission of Mercy Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Free, Quality Healthcare to Arizonans in Need Sonora Quest Laboratories, Banner Health, CenterWell Pharmacy and Dignity Health, to Receive Awards Mission of Mercy Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing free primary medical care and prescription medications to those in need, will celebrate its 25-year anniversary with more »

Thank You Volunteers! 25th Anniversary Reception

Thank You Volunteers! 25th Anniversary Reception

Special thanks to all who attended our volunteer appreciation gathering in October 2022! We are grateful to be supported by so many dedicated current and former volunteers over the past 25 years. Here are some photos from that event:

Dr. Smith Reflects on 24 Years with MOM

Dr. Smith Reflects on 24 Years with MOM

For Mission of Mercy’s long-time Medical Director Dr. Brad Smith, surprisingly, his career as a naturopathic medical doctor wasn’t what he intended to do upon graduating from college. In fact, it’s his second career! He started his medical schooling at age 34 after spending more than a decade as a family therapist. It was during more »

Catching up with Rachel Oesterle

Catching up with Rachel Oesterle

AZ Health Partnership Fund President shares how clinic tour inspired her As part of MOM AZ’s 25th anniversary celebration, we’re visiting with past and present volunteers, board members, patients and community partners who have been integral to MOM’s mission over the years. We recently connected with Rachel Oesterle, who has worn many hats for MOM more »

Catching up with Marisue Garganta

Catching up with Marisue Garganta

As part of MOM AZ’s 25th anniversary celebration, we’re visiting with past and present volunteers, patients and community partners who have been integral to MOM’s mission over the years. Today we connected with Marisue Garganta, who served as Director of Community Health Integration for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, one of MOM AZ’s longest-standing community more »

A Heart for Preventing Hypertension

A Heart for Preventing Hypertension

Avondale Clinic benefits from American Heart Association’s Target BP program Dr. John Raife, an emergency physician, spent his career caring for vulnerable populations in metro Phoenix via his work in the emergency departments at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center for 45 years. His passion for heart health and more »

Carol Long: One of MOM’s first volunteer nurses reflects on service

Carol Long: One of MOM’s first volunteer nurses reflects on service

As Mission of Mercy Arizona gears up for our 25th anniversary celebration this fall, we have captured some special memories from our earliest volunteers. We caught up with Carol Long, now 88, who was among the first volunteer nurses to work with Mission of Mercy back in 1997 when the first clinic opened in Phoenix. Carol more »

Mesa Clinic Assists Kenyan Woman with Life-Saving Medications

Mesa Clinic Assists Kenyan Woman with Life-Saving Medications

Many of Mission of Mercy’s patients are referrals from current or former patients who hear about the services MOM provides from friends or loved ones. That was the case for Johanna*, 49, who was born in Kenya and came to Arizona in February 2021 to visit her sister, who was graduating from nursing school. For more »

MOM Receives Humanitarian Award

MOM Receives Humanitarian Award

Earlier this spring, Mission of Mercy was honored with the Humanitarian Award by the Arizona Interfaith Movement at the 15th Annual Golden Rule Awards Banquet for the 15,000+ pro bono hours of care provided by our volunteer medical professionals to the working poor and uninsured. We were privileged to receive the award alongside a few more »

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