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Mercy Clinic of Fort Worth (Mission Travis Mercy)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2018

Contact:
Peggy Leitch Stephanie A. Wilken
Mission Travis Mercy (Mercy Clinic) AAFP Foundation
817.840.3501 (800)274.2237 Ext. 5221
peggyleitch@mercy-clinic.org swilken@aafp.org

Mission Travis Mercy (Mercy Clinic) Earns $5000 Grant
Funds will enhance free medical and dental care to the uninsured of Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas- Mercy Clinic, dedicated to providing free medical and dental care to uninsured residents of Fort Worth, Texas, has earned a $5000 Family Medicine Cares USA grant. The funds will enhance Mercy Clinic’s ability to care for the uninsured by helping purchase tangible items necessary for clinic operations, such as examination tables and electronic health records.

Over the past several years, free clinics like Mercy Clinic have seen a dramatic rise in patient visits. Most of these patients live in working households. Even with health care reform, there will always be an underserved population – men, women, and children who simply fall between the cracks. The need for free clinics far exceeds the existing capacity. In our community, Mercy Clinic is centrally located in an area with the highest need and stands in the gap for the underserved population.

Mercy Clinic is thankful to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation for this generous grant that will be applied toward the purchase of an ultrasound machine that will enhance the care delivered to the patients of Mercy Clinic.

Mercy Clinic is one of many free health clinics nationwide that will benefit from grants provided by a signature program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation called Family Medicine Cares USA.

The AAFP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians whose mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people.

“Free clinics, such as Mercy Clinic, are a prime example of the value of Family Medicine and family doctors to American communities like North Texas, Fort Worth. Not only do they provide much needed primary care services to a population with a critical need, but they provide a venue for connecting patients into community resources that can drastically improve their access to care. Further, they provide a venue for students, residents, active physicians, and retired family doctors to share knowledge and experience across different levels of training. These clinics are great resources, that we are proud to support.” said Brent Smith, MD, president of the AAFP Foundation.

To learn more about Mercy Clinic, or to arrange an interview with Peggy Leitch, Executive Director, contact Peggy Leitch at 817.840.3501 or peggyleitch@mercy-clinic.org.

About Mercy Clinic
Mission Travis Mercy (Mercy Clinic) is celebrating five years in the mission of delivering primary medical care and dental care to uninsured adults. Mercy Clinic exists to show Christ’s love and compassion to the uninsured population in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
The Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of family medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational, and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. For more information, please visit www.aafpfoundation.org.

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