Mercy Urgent Care, until recently named Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care, has five locations in Western N.C. Mercy Urgent Care provides affordable and high quality healthcare services for the citizens of this region. It helps patients without the financial means to pay, with funding from the financial assistance program, Compassionate Care (the program covers more than half a million dollars in undercompensated care each year). It also sends medical teams and supplies internationally to communities in need.
MWB attorney and Mercy Urgent Care board member John Fleming gives a short interview about the care center’s name change, community impact and mission. John also serves on the board of the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation. The Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation provides financial resources to support Mercy Urgent Care’s important work. The MERCY Foundation, as the fundraising arm for not-for-profit Mercy Urgent Care helps:Purchase medical equipment for the five Mercy Urgent Care facilities (four in Buncombe County and one in Brevard) and the Frances Warde Family Health Center, so that the healthcare provided to patients utilizes current technology, making the care provided high quality and yet affordable. Fund the Mercy Urgent Care Compassionate Care program which assists patients without the financial means to pay (the program covers more than half a million dollars in undercompensated care each year); and Send relief teams and supplies internationally to communities in need.