ASHEVILLE, N.C.--Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care at 1833 Hendersonville Road is expanding its services and hours to better serve industrial and business patients. This expansion means that the Sisters of Mercy location on Airport Road, which primarily provided business and occupational health services, will close September 30.
“We have extended our treatment hours at our urgent care on Hendersonville Road to accommodate patients from our Mercy Occupational Medicine program,” stated Tim Johnston, President and CEO of Sisters of Mercy Services. “By consolidating our two south Asheville urgent care facilities, not only are we extending our after-hours capacity, we are giving patients access to a larger group of board-certified providers seven days a week, 362 days a year. We recently added another mid-level practitioner to this center, enabling us to accommodate more of the business and industrial patients we serve.”
The Mercy Occupational Medicine program is open to area businesses that need a medical center for a variety of different reasons such as non-life-threatening, on-the-job illnesses and injuries, specialized testing and screening, and employee physicals, including digital x-ray and state-of-the-art laboratory services. Sisters of Mercy offered these services on a smaller scale at its Airport Road location.
“With our relatively new Hendersonville Road location and extra space, we can better serve not only patients from the Mercy Occupational Medicine program, but our urgent care patients as well with more providers and longer hours,” explained Johnston. “It just makes sense. By increasing our efficiency, our 111-year-old non-profit can continue to offer quality, affordable healthcare for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses on a larger scale.” Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care facilities are the only urgent cares in WNC certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.
About Sisters of Mercy Services:
Asheville-based Sisters of Mercy Services includes Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care, the Catherine McAuley MERCY Foundation and Mercy Occupational Medicine. In 2010, Sisters of Mercy Services provided more than $3 million in uncompensated and under-compensated care and saved the community an estimated $12 million through emergency room avoidance. The McAuley MERCY Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, raises funds to help the Sisters of Mercy fulfill their mission of caring for those in need. 2011 marks the 111th year of service by the Sisters of Mercy in Western North Carolina and the 26th year for the local, nonprofit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care, which provides affordable treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries by board-certified physicians. Appointments are never necessary and two of its locations are open seven days a week, 362 days a year. To date, the organization has served more than one million patients in the WNC region. Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care facilities are the only urgent cares in WNC certified by the Urgent Care Association of America. Please call (828) 210-2121 or visit www.urgentcares.org