Mercy Community Healthcare

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We provide quality, integrated healthcare for all ages. This includes primary care such as well and sick visits, behavioral and mental health services like counseling and psychiatry, chronic disease management and care coordination, which includes assistance finding medical specialists and access to social services and basic needs. We offer a sliding scale, self-pay program to assist the uninsured and underinsured. Our staff opens their hearts to every patient and family, and we are committed to treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit. From shots to wellness checks to counseling, Mercy makes long-term, lasting health more possible than ever.

Mercy Community Healthcare receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Mercy Community Healthcare is insured by the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mercy Community Healthcare
1113 Murfreesboro Rd
Suite 319
Franklin, TN 37064


Phone: 6157900567


Organization details

EIN: 621781969

CEO/President: Cindy Siler

Chairman: Rebecca Dyer

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. Tim Henschel

Year founded: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


We are Christ-centered and prayer-driven.

Our priority is to share the love of Christ and give glory to God for the ability to provide a "healthcare hug" to anyone who walks through our doors.

We provide healthcare services to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

We provide compassionate, convenient and comprehensive services to our patients.

Mission statement

Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Health & Well-Being

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating190 of 8173 of 10
Fund acquisition rating379 of 8175 of 10
Resource allocation rating280 of 8175 of 10
Asset utilization rating175 of 8173 of 10

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,472,944$1,171,781$1,383,153$1,029,679$898,186
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,970,533$2,051,264$1,439,581$1,032,078$898,186
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$993,237$974,453$947,147$548,830$341,219
Other long-term assets$1,565$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$994,802$974,453$947,147$548,830$341,219
Total assets$2,965,335$3,025,717$2,386,728$1,580,908$1,239,405
Payables and accrued expenses$729,079$608,610$495,566$606,974$378,790
Other current liabilities$10,115$14,000$0$46,974$2,500
Total current liabilities$739,194$622,610$495,566$653,948$381,290
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$112,770$147,469$182,167$0$29,501
Total long-term liabilities$112,770$147,469$577,167$345,000$494,006
Total liabilities$851,964$770,079$1,072,733$998,948$875,296
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,113,371$2,255,638$1,313,995$581,960$364,109
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,242,933$2,692,403$2,585,575$1,759,533$1,303,837
Program service revenue$6,864,524$5,966,997$5,191,092$4,802,897$4,428,606
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$1,505$0$0$0
Other revenue$61,494$184,898$120,509$63,406$95,643
Total other revenue$6,926,018$6,153,400$5,311,601$4,866,303$4,524,249
Total revenue$9,168,951$8,845,803$7,897,176$6,625,836$5,828,086
Program services$7,675,250$6,755,564$6,105,683$5,292,088$4,652,511
Management and general$1,412,099$1,011,738$911,410$930,834$715,406
Total expenses$9,311,218$7,904,160$7,165,141$6,407,985$5,536,013
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($142,267)$941,643$732,035$217,851$292,073
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($142,267)$941,643$732,035$217,851$292,073


Alex Brunner MdCMO$177,389
Deanna BrownDoctor$163,879
Amy VehecDoctor$155,222
Anne FottrellPsychiatrist$150,589
Abigail RyanDoctor$150,167
Jonathan BoyeChief Beh Hlth$130,742
Cindy SilerCEO$130,739
Rhonda SizemoreCFO$101,360
Margaret OwensCCO$94,021
Dorothy BullardCicco$92,671
Mari GarnerCOO$83,141

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/3/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 1998, after completing his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Dr. Tim Henschel felt called to provide pediatric care to children in Williamson County who could not conveniently access medical care because of their lack of insurance or TennCare (Medicaid) coverage.

After several months of planning and discussion, Mercy Children's Clinic was created out of the belief that local businesses, churches and individuals - and not solely the government - should help shoulder the burden for providing care for these children.

Incorporated as a Tennessee not-for-profit in April of 1999, Mercy Children's Clinic began seeing patients later that year under the leadership of Dr. Henschel as CEO and Chief Medical Director. The clinic operated in a small house on Ninth Avenue in the heart of downtown Franklin, which was donated by a group of Franklin business leaders. With the vision of providing quality healthcare to any child who needs it, Mercy Children's Clinic impacted the lives of thousands of Middle Tennessee families.

In 2006, Mercy added mental health and social services, enabling the organization to provide even more comprehensive, integrated care for children. Two years later, the Chronic Care Medical Home was established to ensure the proper management of the care plans of our patients inside and outside of Mercy. Hundreds of Mercy's patients must see anywhere from two to 12 (or more) specialists in order to receive the care they need. Through the Chronic Care Medical Home, Mercy was able to serve as the "general contractor" for each of these patients.

The school-based counseling program began in 2008 at New Hope Academy. Over the years this program has expanded, and during the 2019-2020 school year Mercy counselors are in 31 schools in Williamson and Marshall counties.

In 2009, Mercy moved into a new facility in Williamson Square on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin. Not only was this new space three times larger than the small house the organization started in, but the entire clinic is furnished through generous donations from the community.

Care coordination and case management services began in 2011. Now housed in the Patient & Family Support Center, care navigators help families with unmet medical and social service needs including translator services, referrals, sub-specialist appointments and assistance with basic needs. Many of our care coordination staff are bi-lingual, and Certified Application Counselors and nurses.

Mercy was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services designating it as a Federally Qualified Health Center in June 2012, and in 2013, Mercy began providing comprehensive healthcare services to adults while maintaining its mission. As a result of this additional area of focus, Mercy Children's Clinic transitioned to Mercy Community Healthcare.

In 2015, Mercy underwent extensive growth and expanded into three suites within the Williamson Square Center - the Health Center, the Patient & Family Support Center (care coordination), and the Counseling Center.

Mercy opened a community health center expansion site at the Greater First Baptist Church in Lewisburg in 2017, and in 2019 moved into permanent space at 122 E. Commerce Street, just off the square in Lewisburg. At this site, both primary care and counseling services are offered to children and adults.

Today, Mercy continues the same mission on which it was founded - to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for ALL and support to their families - and in 2020, it was the medical home for approximately over 11,000 unique patients. Mercy continues to provide quality, integrated services to everyone - adults and children, insured and uninsured - throughout Middle Tennessee and serves the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of each patient.

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