Mercy Primary Care Center Reopened Today in Grand Style

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Mercy Primary Care Center (MPCC), which offers free primary care to the uninsured, held a Grand Reopening ceremony this morning featuring a formal ribbon cutting, brief presentations and tours of the recently updated facility.

Dave Spivey, President and CEO, St. Mary Mercy - Livonia, Dr. Margaret Meyers, MPCC Medical Director, and Aiisya Williamson, MPCC Executive Director, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the MPCC's Grand Reopening, October 31, in Detroit.

Mercy Primary Care Center grew out of the needs of this community and is, today, Samaritan Center’s shining jewel for treating patients in a medical-home setting.

Mercy Primary Care Center (MPCC), which offers free primary care to the uninsured, held a Grand Reopening ceremony this morning featuring a formal ribbon cutting, brief presentations and tours of the recently updated facility.

“It is with great pleasure that I join MPCC as it prepares to enter its second decade of transforming health care for the uninsured on the east side of Detroit,” said Dave Spivey, President and CEO, St. Mary Mercy – Livonia, on behalf of parent organization Trinity Health. “Mercy Primary Care Center grew out of the needs of this community and is, today, Samaritan Center’s shining jewel for treating patients in a medical-home setting.”

In remarks immediately preceding the ribbon cutting ceremony, Aiisya Williamson, MPCC Executive Director, said “We welcome everyone to our celebration and are delighted to present an updated Mercy Primary Care Center to the community. This renovation allows us to continue our Mission in a beautiful, updated space that gives more dignity and respect to those we serve.”

The grand re-opening of the 10,000 square foot health center located at 5555 Conner Ave. Suite 2691 in Detroit, follows a $2 million investment of Trinity Health and four months of renovations. It was attended by business and government dignitaries, MPCC donors, physicians, patients, executive staff and representatives of Trinity Health. MPCC has served Detroit as a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health since 2001.

Renovations resulted in a new look for the administrative suite, a more effective work space for the MPCC’s pharmacy, remodeled waiting area, new restrooms, and improved storage areas. Additionally, renovations to the SPA (Special Personal Assistance) program increased privacy and dignity for members of Detroit’s homeless population coming to MPCC for hot showers, clean clothes and hygiene kits.

“Our pride in this beautiful facility knows no bounds,” said Williamson. “It is a place where people can come to heal body, mind and spirit.”

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is among the largest Catholic health care systems in the country. Based in Novi, Mich., Trinity Health operates 47 acute-care hospitals, 401 outpatient facilities, 31 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in 10 states. Employing more than 53,000 full-time staff, Trinity Health reports about $9.0 billion in unrestricted revenue. As a not-for-profit health system, Trinity Health reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly. In fiscal 2010, this included nearly $460 million in such community benefits. For more information about Trinity Health, visit http://www.trinity-health.org, follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter, or become a fan of the Trinity Health Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/trinityhealth.

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