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
Profits generated from Friends of Mercy events will be split between two areas for 2022.
*$100K to the upcoming Pain Management Center of Excellence slated to open in the 4th Qtr. of this year. This location will be a 5,00 0 square foot, state of the art facility that will boast highly advanced equipment, multiple treatment options to give patients safe and effective pain management (without the need of opioids) and an interdisciplinary medical team to assist with the management of acute and chronic pain.
*$100K to the forthcoming Pre-Surgical Testing Center scheduled to open first quarter 2023. The Pre-Surgical Center will be located on the second floor of the impeding Family Care Center. Building the PST Center outside the hospital will allow patients to not have to enter the hospital as they complete their pre-surgical preparation. This new site promises to improve patient satisfaction while offering this much needed service to the community in a more convenient setting.