2016 Community Impact Award

A recipient in 2013, Mercy Care was again awarded the Mark O’Connell Community Impact Award recognizing a United Way partner for excellent work and its impact in the community. During the 2016 Annual Tocqueville Recognition Reception, Mark O'Connell and Milton Little, Jr, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Atlanta presented the award to Mercy Care President Tom Andrews. Mercy Care was lauded for being good stewards of grants and donations put to good use providing healthcare and over 130 touch points daily to a population that is 88% uninsured and 84% below the poverty level. "For this amazing achievement, we are honoring you and the work you continue to do in the healthcare arena in Atlanta since 1880," wrote Milton.



American College of Physicians
2015 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award

Mercy Care was awarded the second Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Rosenthal Family Foundation by the American College of Physicians (ACP.) The award is given to an organization whose recent original approach in the delivery of healthcare or in the design of facilities for its delivery, will increase its clinical and or economic effectiveness. It was presented at an ACP Convocation Ceremony in Boston on April 13, 2015. Dr. Hansen, volunteer physician at Mercy Care’s Gateway clinic, accepted the award on behalf of Mercy Care.



2014 Greater Good Award

The annual Georgia Planned Giving Council Greater Good Award recognizes an outstanding member of the Georgia philanthropic community. Greater Good Award recipients must have served at least 10 years in the field of planned giving. In addition, their work must exemplify the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning model standards of practice for the charitable gift planner. In 2014, long-time Mercy Care Foundation board member Mary Ellen Garrett received the award for her ongoing commitment to professional excellence, building client trust and community service. Her work serving and advising charitable individuals raised the quantity and quality of planned gifts to charities in Georgia. Each recipient is given an unrestricted gift for a nonprofit of their choosing, and Garrett selected Mercy Care.



2014 11Alive Community Service Award

The 11Alive Community Service Awards honor outstanding local volunteers who demonstrate selfless devotion for the betterment of the community. Consideration for the award is based on the level of initiative, innovativeness of the approach, breadth of community impact, effective use of resources, longevity of the effort and significance of the issue. On April 22, 2014, long-time Mercy Care volunteer Alice “Kiki” Butgereit was honored, along with 10 other outstanding community volunteer recipients during an award dinner hosted by 11Alive news anchor Brenda Wood. Butgereit has volunteered with Mercy Care since the late 1980s helping physicians and nurses provide medical treatment to the homeless.

11 Alive Community Service Award Video



The Daily Points of Light Award

In 1993, President George H. W. Bush created the Daily Points of Light Award to celebrate volunteers who give time and effort in response to the needs of their communities. The award acknowledges the power an individual has to spark change in the world. The dedicated volunteers of WINGS for Mercy Care were presented with the 2014 Daily Points of Light Award for their tireless work. Mercy Care is proud to see our volunteers recognized as “points of light.”



2013 Daniel F. Russell Innovative Service To Those Who Are Poor Award

In 2013, Mercy Care’s Recuperative Care Program was awarded the Daniel F. Russell Innovative Service To Those Who Are Poor Award for innovation, responsiveness to community need, effective use of resources, collaboration, and willingness to serve as a model for values-compatible programs across the CHE System. Founded in 2008, the Mercy Care RHC program continues to serve medically fragile homeless men who have been referred by Grady Memorial Hospital and other area hospitals. In 2012, the Recuperative Care Unit had 194 referrals, 134 admissions, and 131 discharges.



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