January 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE

Friends of Mercy Hospital
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.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization to the vaccine because in trials with tens of thousands of participants it showed itself to be extremely effective, close to 95%, with little or no side effects, lasting only 24-48 hours. Read More

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July 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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. Read More

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Proceeds & Support

Proceeds for the remaining half of 2021

Mercy Hospital in partnership with The Pain Institute of Long Island, has made a commitment to expand its pain management services with the development of a 5,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art center on Mercy’s campus. The Pain Management Center of Excellence will be located on the lower level of the Miracle Building and will boast highly advanced equipment, multiple treatment options to give patients safe and effective pain management (without the need of opioids) and an interdisciplinary team of physicians and medical professionals to assist with the management of acute and chronic pain.

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