October 20, 2016
By Karel Lucander
They are homeless, single moms or working poor. Sister Lisa Atkins and the Mercy Hospital Community Health and Benefit team are working hard alongside others to administer holistic care for them all. She and the team try to bring about change for those who feel invisible or who fall between the cracks and cannot obtain medical treatment or other fundamental services. Ironically, their world in Rogers, Arkansas, is near the prosperous world headquarters of several well-known, Goliath corporations.
“There are so many companies here and a significant amount of wealth. The wealthy are getting wealthier and the poor are getting poorer,” says Sister Lisa. “In this area, those really suffering are hidden from view.” Read More