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Mercy Primary Care Center Receives $15,000 in Matching Grants for Diabetes Management Program,

Grants from Metro Health Foundation and Trinity Health will be used to provide eye exams to uninsured diabetic patients.

Detroit, MI (Vocus) December 7, 2009 -- Mercy Primary Care Center of Detroit (MPCC) received a grant award of $7,500 from the Metro Health Foundation of Detroit for the center’s diabetes management program serving uninsured residents in the city. In an effort to maximize the number of patients who will be treated within this program, MPCC also received a matching grant from Trinity Health’s Institute for Health and Community Benefits, bringing the total grant awarded to $15,000.

MPCC will use this grant to provide medical eye exams to uninsured diabetic patients in collaboration with the Optometric Institute and Clinic of Detroit. Medical eye exams are a crucial part of the continuum of care for those patients with diabetes. Without proper vision care, complications can arise for the patient, including retinopathy, cataracts and the need for laser surgery.

MPCC is a health center serving the needs of Detroit’s uninsured. The center acts as a “medical home” for uninsured adults who require health care services to improve their quality of life. MPCC seeks to eliminate barriers to comprehensive care by providing laboratory, diagnostic testing, limited specialty care, health education, pharmaceuticals and transportation free of charge.

Dedicated to treating the whole person-body, mind, and spirit- MPCC is a member of Trinity Health, Michigan’s leading health care provider and one of the state’s largest employers.

The Trinity Health Institute for Health and Community Benefits focuses on improving public health in Trinity Health communities, including chronic disease prevention and management among poor and vulnerable populations, eliminating inequities and disparities in health and healthcare services, and improving access to healthy environments and health care services for all.

Metro Health Foundation is a private grant-making foundation supporting Michigan organizations in health care and health-related fields.

About Mercy Primary Care Center:
Mercy Primary Care Center was established in 2001 as a continuing ministry of Trinity Health on Detroit’s Eastside. MPCC serves the primary care needs of uninsured adults in the City of Detroit by proving primary care, limited diagnostic testing and imaging, transportation and pharmaceuticals. Mercy Primary Care strives to eliminate the barriers to access to care that many uninsured individuals face. In 2009, MPCC had 4,895 patient visits and dispensed more than 24,000 medications.

About Trinity Health
Trinity Health, headquartered in Novi, Mich., provides the full continuum of care for Michigan’s residents, with 15 hospitals, nine nursing homes, 19 senior housing facilities, eight home health care agencies and four hospices serving 35 counties. More than 27,000 associates provide care to one in 11 Michigan residents.

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 Year 2009, Trinity Health contributed nearly $400 million in such community benefits. For more information about Trinity Health, visit or become a fan of the Trinity Health Facebook page at


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