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 out of reach for many.

While we can’t serve everyone due to limited resources, our intention is to help as many people as we can in the interest of public health. We believe that our mission of “restoring dignity and healing through Love” is truly what our nation needs more of right now. We offer prayers for peace and healing during this time of unrest and uncertainty.

 

Clinics Reopen for Limited Appointments

As we continue to chart our path during COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that we have begun conducting patient appointments again! The health and safety of our patients and volunteers will remain our top priority. Ensuring that our patients have access to the medications they need to treat chronic conditions is of the utmost importance, and it’s why we continued to dispense medications over the past few months at our clinic sites.

We are implementing several precautions including temperature and COVID-19 screenings for patients and volunteers, requiring masks to be worn by all, detailed cleaning in all areas of our clinic sites, and limiting accompanying family members during patient visits. Our medical team members are working to coordinate volunteers for this slow reopening and are reaching out individually on an as-needed basis at this time.

We want to acknowledge Dr. Brad Smith, Dr. Roselynde Bryant, Dr. Carie Barlow, Donna Castrenze-Steele, RN, Anissa Marzuki, Pharm.D, and Steve Nunez for their tireless work and dedication to serving our patients from the mobile unit over the past 12 weeks.

 

New Mobile Medical Unit

We recently secured a new 35-foot Fleetwood Bounder RV to replace the unit we lost in a fire earlier this year. Lazy Days RV has begun to customize the unit with private exam areas and plenty of storage for medications and supplies, which will take a few months.

Over the coming weeks and months, we are excited to share that journey with you, in addition to opportunities for our donors and funders to make financial contributions in support of the work we will be doing on the new mobile unit!

Thank you for being a part of the Mission of Mercy family and helping to impact our communities by improving the futures of the patients we serve. We hope you and your families have remained strong and healthy during this extraordinary time.

Gratefully,

Paula