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Causes: Health, Hospitals, Human Services, Religion, Roman Catholic, Specialty Hospitals, Victims Services

Mission: The mission of Divine Mercy Care is to "transform hearts through healthcare." Divine Mercy Care provides excellent medical care to all by remaining faithful to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church while providing medical care to the poor - particularly women in financial distress and/or those in crisis pregnancies. In 2009, more than $352,000 of charity care was provided to 216 women and their unborn babies.

Results: Lots of healthy babies and very happy moms and dads!

Target demographics: Divine Mercy Care serves women all over the greater Washington, DC metro area from teenagers to octogenarians ... lots of pregnant women who drive long distances for our great doctors and our noble mission.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 216 charity care patients in 2009 ...

Geographic areas served: DC metro area (includes DC, VA, MD, PA and WV)

Programs: Tepeyac Family Center Perinatal Hospice Program Baby Basket Program

Community Stories

375 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity at its best. The outreach and care emulates Pope Francis' message. They work the Gospel message. God bless!

1 mommaforbes

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so happy with the outreach that Divine Mercy Care does to support mothers in need have their babies. They are truely are a blessing to so many. I also appreciate the care they give their patients with respect and dignity. They are awesome! Thank you.

Previous Stories
1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group of caring compassionate doctors and staff are miracle workers. They take on mothers that have no where to go and give them comfort, care and smiles, always smiles. There love of family and children make our work of helping new moms get through some tough times expecially in this economy. May they be blessed abundantly for all they do!

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were unbelievably generous and supportive. The doctors cared and were attentive. It was the most personal medical experience I have ever had!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Tepeyac staff has medical expertise as well as a faith-based perspective that leads them to help the less fortunate. No wonder it's called "Divine Mercy" care. Wonderful!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It happens that self-paid pregnant women are encouraged to terminate their pregnancies while waiting for a "better time". Tepeyac Center is a Blessing for those in need ; its doctors and staff are professional and very supportive, even they work for less than what they should receive. May God bless all of you.

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a director of a non-profit for children with special needs and their families, and as the parent of three special needs children myself, I can attest to Divine Mercy Care's outstanding work in supporting families through the heartaches and real challenges of expecting, and raising, critically and chronically sick children. Divine Mercy Care staff go above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding medical care to the tiniest and most fragile of babies, as well as providing much needed medical and emotional support to their parents. A truly wonderful non-profit.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

DMC has helped me over the years with pregnancy and miscarraiges. They are a wonderful resource for the commmunity. This should be counted towards "Healt Awards" campaign. Thanks!

7

Donor

Rating: 5

DMC is a truly unique health care facility, which has at its foundation, solid Christian principals in every aspect of patient care. I have worked in health care for almost 35 years, and never experienced such truly Catholic/Christian health care, even in the Catholic hospitals I've observed. Every patient and every procedure is treated with the same utmost care to promote healing and recovery. This remarkable health care facility should be held up as a model for all health care institutions.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I assumed the role of executive director of a local cpc last June. At that time, and prior to that while serving as a volunteer, I understood that Devine Mercy Care (aka Tepeyak)provided excellent care for our clients who were abortion vulnerable and/or needing fancial assistance. The Board of the Center, along with the Executive Director approved the support for medical care many times for needy clients, always with positive results.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These physicians and their staff are absolutely fabulous. Many of my friends travel an hour or more for ob/gyn care at Tepeyac. They care for the person and her health as well as that of her family. they trouble-shoot rather than write quick scripts to shoo away clients and move on to the next person. The Christlike atmosphere is palpable, including what one can discern from the highly informative web site. Thank you, Tepeyac Family!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

These are professional, life-affirming doctors and nurses who focus on the beauty of giving life to our babies. We need hundreds of clinics like Divine Mercy Care in our country.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known and contributed to this organization for many years. These are the most selfless professionals to be found in the health care field serving impoverished mothers and infants in their most crucial time of need.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is just awesome! They have helped so many countless people and ask for nothing in return. It is a first rate organization which is compassionate and helps people in their time of great need.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I tried to put "health rewards" in the should this review be counted for a specific campaign but wasn't able to. That is what it is for.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have received excellent health care attention. I went for a check up and I was very please with their care and treatment.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Divine Mercy Care is an extraordinary healthcare facility. Dr. Bruchalski has delivered four of my six children. Two days ago I had a miscarriage and was admitted to Fair Oaks Hospital. The care which I recieved from Dr. Fisk was excellent. My questions and concerns were answered. I would highly recommend DMC to anyone. Deirdre Pennefather

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The work that DFOT dose is amazing, No one is turned away and the poorest of the poor are Served, Saving lives is the work of DFOT. And inspiring those life to help others We need organisations like this to make a difference in this world

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you Our God for this organization of the The Divine Mercy Care which is a pro-life facility. Please shower upon this facility all the graces needed to help those family in need and to help us to prmote the life of a child. Our God has given us a special gift of life for all to enjoy and to care for. May the Divine Mercy of Our God and Our Mother Mary shower you with many graces and blessings.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Dr.Bruchalski, a long term undiagnosed thyroid problem was discovered. Once treated properly, life was good again. A complete 180 degree turn around. The bonus was a new addition to our family...baby Juliana...number 8! God bless you, Julieanne

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Three years ago when my husband and I decided to start our family I turned to my church for a recommendation for a doctor who would respect and embrace my beliefs. The previous couple of doctors I used for routine care had been very disrespectful and insulting whenever we disagreed and they felt my faith was getting in the way of their care. Now that I wanted to have a child, I knew that I needed to raise my standard find something better. I found out about Tepeyac through my church and immediately felt like my prayers had been answered from the moment I visited their website and saw the image of Our Lady smiling back at me. Two beautiful boys later, and can't say enough good things about them and recommend then to everyone I can. It is so comforting to know that these doctor are looking out for me both physically and spiritually.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has provided critical, life-saving services to the community. DMC and the Tepeyac Center (named after the mount where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego) have provided peri-natal care free of charge to poor women. They have also been instrumental in helping to convince women in difficult (read: unintended) pregnancies to avoid the horrible tragedy of killing their unborn children. DMC Pharmacy was a welcome and needed alternative to the commercial pharmacies that dispense without thought the death-dealing abortifacients we cynically refer to as "birth control pills." DMC Pharmacy would have none of it, and it is a terrible loss to - and indictment of - the community that it wasn't able to compete against faceless, heartless, ruthless mass-marketed chain pharmacies. I guess all those Catholics out there couldn't be bothered to drive around the corner for their prescriptions, or perhaps, all those Catholics wanted birth control pills. As it is, it is now s impossible for faithful Catholics to receive prescription medications from a firm that doesn't support the genocidal culture of death regnant in this country today. May God bless the doctors, staff, administrators and supporters of Divine Mercy Care. These people by their example demonstrate true "caritas," charity, love.

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

Divine Mercy care has been my OBG/YN provider for the last two years. When I first went to see them, I was three months along on my third pregnancy and I was new to the state, so I was a little nervous. They provided me with quality care and have never made me feel like my concerns were minor or unimportant. They are wonderful at making me feel like a person (not just another pregnant woman) and have treated me with great care and dignity. It is also wonderful to know that when I step through that door, I am supporting other women who come to Divine Mercy care with no resources but are treated with the same dignity and care with which Divine Mercy Care treats me and all their other patients.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the years, I have called Divine Mercy Care to request urgent second opinions for pregnant women in distress. From the moment we call, the receptionist is thoughtful and helpful, a second opinion and/ or sonogram is arranged very quickly, and the staff treats the woman with the utmost compassion and loving concern. Divine Mercy Care brought light and love and hope into the lives of at least five of our special moms in challenging pregnancies, and their babies.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have delivered 3 babies with the help of this organization and have been very happy with the care I received and their high standard of medical excellence.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Divine Mercy Care provides compassionate professional care to women in all walks of life. They are dedicated to the best healthcare for women and are genuinely concerned for all aspects of the woman, physical and spiritual and promote the beauty and goodness of life.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Divine Mercy Care provides much charity care to women in Northern Virginia. It is a healthcare organization with a heart!

5

Client Served

Rating: 4

To date I have received medical care on two occasions from Divine Mercy Care. The first was a routine annual check-up. The second was for a specific medical concern. Both experiences were very good. I plan to continuing using the services of Divine Mercy Care.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

DMC is a great center that treats the total health of the woman. It respects her body and works with, rather than, against her nature. It is the start of a new movement where today's society's conventions are thrown aside and a new, 'green' outlook of the unique physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the woman are nourished and treated.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tepeyac Family Center is an amazing ob/gyn practice which gives all of their patients top-notch care in the most dignified, respectful, profound ways possible. I am getting ready to deliver my 3rd child through Tepeyac and am so grateful to them for the great experiences I've had with both births. Every patient matters to them - and you feel it. Every child matters - and they let you know that. The nurses are compassionate, the staff is upbeat and kind, the atmosphere is supportive, the doctors are unmatched in skill and with their personal sacrifice and drive to bring deep meaning to their work. This practice has been built on love for all human-life no matter the consequences and they will do anything to make sure you are given the best care and your child is brought into the world having been prayed for all through its gestational life. This practice is simply amazzzing. The doctors are just saints. You really matter here at Tepeyac and it's just a blessing to be a patient with them.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The doctors and staff were kind, understanding and gave this woman a chance for life and hope. They make the differnce and are the key reason unwed mothers have the hope to continue with their pregnancy and let their children live.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

The doctors and nurses at Tepeyac are superb. We entrusted the pregnancy and delivery of our two daughters to their expert guidance and care, and recommend them highly for their high quality care, compassion and ethics.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tepeyac Family Center is a reliable, trustworthy practice. It is noticeably Pro-Life, not just in its official political and moral positions, but also in the way it treats its patients. The staff and doctors are friendly and respectful, and providing a comfortable atmosphere for patients. My wife and I have been very pleased with our experience at Tepeyac.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I always feel comfortable at Divine Mercy Care. The people are so compassionate and they really take the time to get to know you. Life is really sacred to the Divine Mercy Care staff and you can feel it when you walk in the doors.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is nothing that can bring a Mother, while in labor, more peace of mind than knowing that the delivering physician not only has the physical life of the Mother and child in mind but also their very souls. The prayerful support of Tepeyac Family Center is one that is without parallel. All of my children have been delivered while in their care. Prayers have been offered on my behalf on numerous occasions during my pregnancies, encouragement and prayers were offered when I experienced a loss of a baby. The office staff also needs some praise as they are so supportive and integral to the whole experience from the most routine of tasks- filling prescriptions to helping me with problems while I am expecting a child to be born. I have been very blessed to have such excellent physicians and support staff care for me as a patient and Mother.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to Divine Mercy Care because I believe in their life-saving mission and because 5 of my six grandchildren were cared for by the wonderful docs and nurses there. When I donate to Divine Mercy Care I know that mothers without money will be given the same loving, competent care that my daughters and daughter-in-law and their babies received, and that nobody who comes to them will be turned away due to lack of ability to pay. Lives of precious moms and babies are saved there, and I want to be a part of that.

4

Donor

Rating: 4

A place in Northern Virginia where you can go for help with your pregnancy, a place where the staff look at God's design for life as a miracle.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is truly doing God's work and it shows in the level of outstanding care they provide! Everyone receives the same level of care regardless of ability to pay or insurance situation.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

How do you start, when you owe the care of your 9 children to Dr. Bruchalski and Divine Mercy Care the first two we lost in Connecticut when were not even an official patient we called to ask his opinion and he helped us through a difficult time when we lost those first two. Dr. Bruchalski, Dr. Anderson delivered our babies and we are forever indebted to them! Thank you many times over.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with pregnant women for the past 25 years and Divine Mercy Care has been a wonderful resource for women with "problem" pregnancies, either for economic, social or health reasons. I always know that my women will get personal, compassionate care at an often difficult time.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Divine Mercy Care has been an ever-present practice in my life. Their doctors have been my doctors since I was born. Their doctors have delivered me (Thanks Dr. McCauley!), helped me through the hormonal effects of a brain tumor at age 12, and have since delivered my 4 babies happily and healthfully. They are committed to the well being of all of their patients. Many doctors would have put me on the pill when my hormones were thrown off as a 12 year old, but not the doctors at Divine Mercy Care. They didn't want to mask the problem they wanted to find the source of the problem, which ended up being a brain tumor. Thank God for Tepeyac!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tepeyac Divine Mercy Care has delivered 7 --soon to be 9!! :) of our healthy, beautiful grandchildren Not every one of our daughter's and daughter in law's pregnancies has been easy, but our girls always received the care they needed when they needed it. In cases of emergency, the doctors were there. In cases where there were serious questions that needed immediate attention, Divine Mercy Care was there.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the few places I know in Fairfax VA that will help the abortion-bound mother by offering free ultrasounds and free delivery of their babies if they are financially strapped. This place gives women hope and help to keep their babies! I haven't worked with Divine Mercy Care directly - I just recommend the place to the abortion-bound woman by providing DVC's literature to them.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had heard so much about the practice and Dr Bruchalski in particular I started going there for my gyn checkups. I went with my daughter when she had a problem with her pregnancy. Dr Bruchalski said he would pray for my daughter and her unborn baby every day. He was very reassuring about her problem and she ended up with a healthy baby boy. The other thing I like about the practice is how they care for women who cannot afford to pay. I am happy to support such a wonderful organization.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Whether a woman has insurance or not, she is welcome and well care for at DMC's Tepeyac Family Center. The doctors and staff serve all their patients with dedication and professionalism, instilling in each one a sense of self-worth and love. Every life is precious and deserving of top-notch care.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The medical care and counseling are superb. My clients and friends have left appointments with their dignity intact -- feeling respected, listened to and cared for in a way they hadn't experienced in other practices. They are worth whatever effort it takes to get there.

6

Client Served

Rating: 4

TFC/DMC is an organization like no other. They are a non-profit that really sticks out as far as their mission, because they are not afraid to defend life; even in dire circumstances. In a field that sometimes paints women into corners, with little choices for HEALTH, Divine Mercy Care encourages them to appreciate their bodies, works with them to bring life into the world, and consoles them in times of need. There are few healthcare professionals who can boast the same.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a patient and volunteer for Divine Mercy Care. I love the care I get from the doctors and in particular the pro-life focus. I have worked in registration for the Divine Mercy Gala for two years. The passion and vision of this group is unmatched. They are the future of healthcare, one patient at a time.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found the doctors and staff at Tepeyac not only gave great medical care but they treated the whole person. They helped me to gain greater understanding and to mature, as well as to be heathy. Many doctors are content to give you medication instead of building an understanding of how your body works- but not those at Tepeyac.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Bruchalski counseled me by phone on a Sunday evening and also in an exam to back up my diagnosis and prognosis to have a 15 hour breast cancer operation at Johns Hopkins which included a bilateral mascectomy and microscopic reconstruction via DIEP flap. He has been my gyn/OB for years and even let my nursing student daughter assist in the delivery of my youngest son. This practice is always helping people, especially the poor. I love the prayerful way that they practice which is not like anywhere else that I've ever been. It really means so much to the patients especially those in rough times.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was blessed by being cared for by the doctors at Tepeyac. They provided wonderful prenatal care during my second pregnancy. My beliefs were respected in a way I had never before experienced in health care: it was a beautiful harmony of physical, emotional and spiritual care. If I still lived in the States, I would be seeking their care again.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Based on my the excellent, faith-based care my wife has received at Divine Mercy Care, we have recommended it to many many friends. The caring, community-like attitute of everyone at the center has been comforting and inspiring.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Divine Mercy Care helps many individuals and families in the community with many health issues from pregnancy to presciptions. It is a welcome addition to the area where often the personal touch is absent.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about Divine Mercy Care, and specifically, the Tepeyac Family Center. I couldn't believe my ears when someone told me about this pro-life doctor's office that was within 3 miles of my home! As a newly-converted Catholic, I felt it was further affirmation of my new-found faith in the Church. I love the role that Tepeyac plays for people like me...I have insurance but benefit from being surrounded by strong, Catholic doctors in a contraceptive-free place...but I also love what it does for other, less privileged people, providing free healthcare to those who need it. We need more places like Tepeyac to fight "the machine" of Planned Parenthood with the Truth and with genuine love, care & concern for mother and baby. God is doing amazing things through Divine Mercy Care and I consider it an honor to be able to support them in even the smallest of ways.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

3 of my 5 (#6 is on the way) children have been delivered by Tepeyac physicians. My 4th pregnancy in 2001 was a partial molar pregnancy and Dr. Bruchalski took amazing care of me when I actually began to miscarry, late at night, directly admitting me to the hospital to bypass the ER, praying over me before the "d'n c" that was necessary. I learned later that he had been up for quite some time and had delivered a friend's baby earlier that day. This is only one example of how the Drs. go beyond the call and I cannot imagine placing my life or that of my child's in anyone else's loving and competent hands. Tepeyac had been among the greatest blessings in my life.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Doing God's work in Northern Virginia!! It is important that more OBGYN practices follow their consciences and practice medicine that benefits all their patients, not just the grown ones.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most safe and woman-friendly, not to mention, family-friendly health care provider I have ever experienced. You are welcomed with open arms and so is your family. I will be delivering another baby with Tepeyac in just a couple of weeks, and as I anxiously anticipate this sweet baby's arrival, I recall fondly my last delivery with Tepeyac and how at ease I felt as my doctor not only helped me in labor but also prayed for me. Tepeyac values each and every person who comes to them. You will never have to worry about your morals being compromised. Thank God there are still wholesome health care providers! Thank you, Dr. B., Dr. F., and all of the Tepeyac Staff!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became familiar with Divine Mercy Care while a patient with Tepeyac Family Center. In this age of rising health care costs, I was so happy to see a place where lower income women could receive the OB/GYN care they needed. The doctors run a very busy practice, yet they are willing to make sacrifices of their time to serve the poor without compensation. Impressive!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was struck by the general curtesy of the staff and moreover by the profound sense of joy which pervaded the entire clinic, both the clients and the providers.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Divine Mercy Care doctors and staff put the woman and baby first. When a woman has no way to pay, she is still greeted and cared for with open arms.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Tepayac because I wanted a physician who shared my belief in the sanctity of life at all stages. Dr. Bruchalski and all the staff at Tepayac are warm, compassionate and caring. They take their time with you and ensure the "whole person" is taken care of. They do not turn anyone away, providing countless services for low income mothers. They celebrate life in a way I have never experienced at any OB/Gyn practice.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

DMC is a medical practice which believes in the value of every human being, from conception to natural death. Everyone there cares about each person that walks or is carried through their door. Each staff member shows a belief in the sanctity of human life, a love of their fellow human beings, and a respect for the dignity of every human person. We have been with the practice since its beginning and they have seen us through many joys as well as some sorrows. No matter what our situation, each of these characteristics was evident and appreciated by us. Without hesitation we recommend DMC to anyone wants the whole person treated, not just their body.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

In college I had my first female exam in an emergency room. It was traumatic. The only reason I ever considered another exam, ever, was a friend who recommended DMC to me. If it had been even the slightest bit stressful, I would never have returned. I was in tears I was so afraid. Somehow, though, these doctors and nurses made me feel safe and comfortable enough that I am no longer afraid to keep my check-ups current. Thanks Dr. B., for everything>

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had a great experience with Tepeyac for the past 9 months. They have been wonderful and very encouraging as I prepare to deliver my first child. I couldn't be in better hands.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 59 year old wife and mother of 5. My husband and I have used Natural Family Planning for 30 yrs. and when we moved back east we were met with such kindness at Divine Mercy. The doctors and staff accept a couple who uses NFP and does not ridicule us as did the doctors in other centers that I have gone to both here and in California. My college daughter now uses the center and is pleased. God has blessed Northern Virginia with a Center of life and love. Thank you