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Facts, Figures and Firsts

Founded by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus in 1913, Mercy Medical Center has grown to:

Mercy Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Mercy Medical Center Firsts

Mercy Medical Center is at the forefront of compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care, pioneering numerous procedures and technologies on Long Island.
  • First hospital in New York State to have Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI)
  • First hospital on Long Island to offer Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) for gastric banding weight-reduction
  • First hospital on L.I. to perform laser arthroscopic surgery for sports injuries
  • First to provide autologous blood transfusions
  • First to perform Cochlear ear implants
  • First to use transtracheal oxygen technology
  • First to use the “Thermal Choice” procedure for excessive menstrual bleeding
  • First to utilize the “Harmonic Scalpel” for virtually “bloodless” surgery
  • First to utilize the LightSpeed CT Scanner