Mercy Community Healthcare Expands
Section: People & Places in the News, September 2018




(from The Tennessean)

Mercy Community Healthcare will be expanding its services outside of Williamson County. 

The faith-based clinic in Franklin saw 9,000 patients in 2017. Those in need of health care — particularly those without insurance — came from 23 different counties. In an effort to better serve patients, the clinic will expand into Marshall County, chief medical officer Dr. Alexander Brunner said. 

"We are planning to be there full time," Brunner said. "We are sorting through the location process, but this is about expanding our footprint. We are already in Marshall County in a smaller capacity, operating out of a temporary location."

In addition, Mercy also has extended its behavioral health counseling services to school districts in Middle Tennessee. The healthcare group provides its counseling services to 21 schools; 11 of those schools were added in August to serve in the Marshall County, Williamson County and Franklin Special School Districts. In the last year, the group also merged pharmaceutical, mental and physical health care needs all in one location.