Who are the Friends of Mercy?

The Friends of Mercy Hospital is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of dedicated local business leaders and professionals raising philanthropic support for Mercy Hospital in Rockville Center, New York. Since 1935, the Friends have volunteered their time and talents supporting an array of projects for the betterment of all patients seeking care. Their events are renowned across Long Island and include the Gentlemen’s St. Patrick’s Dinner, 9 & Dine, Luau, Golf Outing and Mercy Ball.

Now, over 87 years later, the Friends continue their mission in helping Mercy Hospital with endeavors to advance medical and surgical care for patients. Although members of the Friends focus, first and foremost, on raising funds for the facilities, programs and services at Mercy, they also find friendship and recreational opportunities as an added dividend of membership.

It is estimated that the Friends of Mercy have contributed to Mercy Hospital in excess of $35 million since their inception, providing Mercy’s physicians and their patients with new and improved facilities and equipment.

Proceeds & Support

Proceeds 2022

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 impending 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.  


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