January 2021 Newsletter
With distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine now under way, the priority is to immunize frontline health care workers, public safety and essential workers, long-term nursing home residents and those over 65, as out-lined by the NYS Department of Health. Following this initial phase, which will require several weeks, the process will move to vaccinating all Long Islanders.
July 2020 Newsletter
Together, we have faced a truly unprecedented time in history. The global coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our families, businesses, communities, and most sobering -our way of life. During this time, the Friends of Mercy have taken a very active role in supporting Mercy Medical Center during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Friends of Mercy recognized that there was an immediate need to assist and support Mercy’s health care workers during this pandemic with supplies and services. It was in response to this need for additional resources that the Friends of Mercy launched the Friends of Mercy COVID-19 Fund. The Friends raised over
$123,000 from the Friends Covid Fund. A significant portion of the funds were raised within a month and illustrate an overwhelming sense of community during this crisis. Mercy will take lessons from this first wave of the virus and apply them to the possibility of a second wave and continues to look to the Friends for support.
Proceeds & Support
All proceeds will support the planned renovation of Mercy Hospital’s
main cafeteria. Located on the lower level, renovation plans include the creation
of an innovative and collaborative health and well-being space. Area will include
new furnishings and decor, supported with appropriate technology and will be
designed to enhance our team member experience.