Past projects include:
Purchased: Pediatric Plates – providing imaging with the least disruption and comfort to infants
Purchased: NICVIEW Technology – connecting newborns with their families virtually
COVID-19 PPE & Supplies – Provided food, housing and supplies during global pandemic
Supported the construction of the following units: Sleep Apnea Center, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Healing, and Physician Lounge
Supported the renovation of the Post-Surgical Care Unit, Labor & Delivery Unit and Friends Café
$250K to Good Shepherd Hospice at Mercy
Purchased state of the art equipment in the Department of Radiology and Imaging, including MBI (Molecular Breast Imaging) for advanced women’s imaging and Cardiology.
$10K to Catholic Charities for Hurricane Sandy Families
In addition to raising funds for Mercy Hospital, the Friends of Mercy support local community events and advocate for our underserved neighbors by providing food and awareness through specialty projects. Most recently the Friends provided bicycles for youth in the community, and helped address food insecurity via their “Giving Garden” that supplied fresh vegetables to families facing hunger in the community. They also sponsor health presentations with various topics aiming to bring general health and mental health awareness to the community.
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 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.