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Friends of Mercy Golf Classic Raises Over $100K For Mercy Medical Center

October 19th, 2018

Rockville Centre, NY – More than 165 golfers participated in the 37th annual Friends of Mercy golf classic, held on Oct. 10, 2018 at Garden City Country Club, helping raise over $100,000. Funds raised support two construction projects, which include renovations to Mercy Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery (L&D) unit and construction of a Good Shepherd Hospice unit at Mercy.

Mercy’s L&D will be housed in a new Women’s Pavilion and will feature private suites, modern amenities and a complete spectrum of services for new and expectant mothers, and their babies. Completion is scheduled for spring 2019. Mercy is home to the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the south shore of Nassau County.

Good Shepherd Hospice will be a dedicated 12-bed unit providing care to patients whose symptoms cannot be managed in the home environment due to the need for complex treatments and frequent medication dose changes. Construction began in February 2018 and is expected to be completed later this year.

During the evening ceremony, Friends of Mercy Chairman, Michael J. Boranian, recognized United Sleep Diagnostic’s, Brian Falgoust, Greg Falgoust, Michael Bianco and Al Murray, as the Golf Classic Honorees for their innovation and partnership with Mercy on creating a quality sleep program. Mercy and United Sleep have been working together since 2004 to help improve the quality of sleep of those working in demanding fields. Just recently, Mercy and United Sleep were awarded a competitive contract from the MTA to provide sleep apnea screenings and treatment.  

For more information about Friends of Mercy call 516-705-2618. 

For more information about Mercy Medical Center, visit or call 516 62 MERCY/516-626-3729.

For photos of the event, check out Mercy’s Facebook album: Friends of Mercy 37th Annual Golf Classic


About Mercy Medical Center
Celebrating more than 100 years, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy is also the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and consecutive Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. And, in recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy has the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mercy provides comprehensive medical and surgical care and is a leader in minimally-invasive surgery, joint-replacement, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine and neurosurgery, in-patient acute rehabilitation, diagnostic and interventional radiology, maternity and newborn services and women’s health. Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is a registered trademark of the American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS. All rights reserved. 

About Friends of Mercy
The Friends of Mercy was founded in 1935 as an organization of men originally dedicated to volunteering their time and efforts to raise funds for the construction of a new hospital building and advancement of medical and surgical care for the patients of Mercy Medical Center. 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.

About United Sleep Diagnostics
United Sleep Diagnostics was founded in July 2006. Headquarters in Garden City Park, United Sleep is New York’s premier provider of in lab Polysomnography, at home sleep, EEG, and ambulatory video EEG testing services. Growing by leaps and bounds, United Sleep Diagnostics has expanded to 13 locations throughout the NYC Metropolitan area. United performs over 1,000 sleep studies and upwards of 300 EEG studies a month working with over 500 individual referring physicians and their offices. With 15 years of experience in developing, implementing and managing sophisticated sleep and EEG programs, United Sleep Diagnostics’ mission is to be the leader in diagnostic testing for sleep, and EEG testing for the North East region.


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