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 »

Spring Into Wellness Goal Reached

Spring Into Wellness Goal Reached

Our inaugural Spring Into Wellness 1-mile walk and health fair was held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Sat., March 26, at North Phoenix Baptist Church. We are happy to note that thanks to our sponsors and donations, we reached our $5,000 goal! Every dollar raised will help support the operation of our six mobile healthcare clinics more »

#AZGives Day: Invest In Us

#AZGives Day: Invest In Us

For 24 hours beginning at noon today and continuing through noon April 6, Arizona residents from all walks of life will demonstrate kindness and generosity, and foster a sense of community by participating in AZ Gives Day, an event to encourage philanthropy in Arizona. We humbly ask for your support of Mission of Mercy as part of more »

MOM Type 2 Diabetes Patient Battles Unhealthy Weight Loss with Support

MOM Type 2 Diabetes Patient Battles Unhealthy Weight Loss with Support

Seven months of focused healthcare and prescription medications is what it took to change Thomas’ life and put him on the path to a healthier future. Thomas* first came to Mission of Mercy’s clinic at North Phoenix Baptist Church in June of 2021 around his 57th birthday after losing his job, and consequently his health more »

Register for Spring Into Wellness

Register for Spring Into Wellness

Mission of Mercy’s Spring Into Wellness Walk & Health Fair is on March 26th, 2022. We are excited about this in-person event! The event will be located at the south end of the North Phoenix Baptist Church campus from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 26th. Individual walkers and teams can now start registering more »

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