Volunteer Spotlight: Elba Serrato Meza

Volunteer Spotlight: Elba Serrato Meza

Meet volunteer extraordinaire: Elba Serrato Meza Elba grew up in Mexico and moved to Arizona when she was 14. She found out about Mission of Mercy while attending an interpreter program offered by St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. “I knew firsthand the challenges of not speaking English and needing help,” Elba says. “I wanted […]

Taking Action to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

Taking Action to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

Taking Action to Combat Type 2 Diabetes Alarmingly, the rate of patients with Type 2 diabetes in Arizona has doubled over the past decade. Mission of Mercy (MOM) is at the front lines of this battle. Approximately 80% of the patients who visit our clinics have one or more chronic condition with the top 3 […]

Healing through Love – It’s Not Just a Slogan

Healing through Love – It’s Not Just a Slogan

Healing through Love – It’s Not Just a Slogan Over the past few months, all of our lives have been interrupted in some way, and we’ve been left with a whole lot of uncertainty. It’s an uncomfortable feeling – one that many of our patients feel on a daily basis. Uncertainty about how they are […]

Paula’s Pulse: June 2020

Paula’s Pulse: June 2020

Paula’s Pulse As an organization, Mission of Mercy is committed to helping all members of our community who find themselves in need of primary healthcare – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or language. We work steadfastly every day to break down barriers and provide access to healthcare that is sadly […]

Mission Driven, Even in Times of COVID-19

Mission Driven, Even in Times of COVID-19

In early March, Mission of Mercy volunteer physician Dr. Carie Barlow saw a new 57-year-old patient who had been experiencing abdominal pain for about a year and had a history of kidney stones. He was also found to be hypertensive and was prescribed medication to treat this chronic condition. When the patient returned to review […]

Paula’s Pulse: May 2020

Paula’s Pulse: May 2020

As you are aware, the impact of COVID-19 has been devastating on individuals, families, businesses and, of course, our nonprofit community in Arizona. I want to personally thank you for your calls, emails, thoughts and prayers for Mission of Mercy during this difficult time. We are praying for you as well. In mid-March, we made the difficult […]

Mission of Mercy: Coronavirus Update

Mission of Mercy: Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Concerns   UPDATED 03/17/2020 As the situation rapidly unfolds, Mission of Mercy has released statements from our Board Chair and Chief Medical Director HERE. During these unsettling times, Mission of Mercy wishes to recognize and extend our heartfelt appreciation to our volunteers, staff, church partners, hospital partners and donors for supporting us in the […]

Paula’s Pulse: March 2020

Paula’s Pulse: March 2020

A Message from Paula Carvalho: Overcoming Obstacles Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” At Mission of Mercy Arizona, the first two months of 2020 have been filled with […]

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. […]

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