Women's Wellness

Mercy Medical Center has a longstanding and continuing commitment to the community, its patients and their families. The hospital provides excellent health care for patients of all ages and life stages. Also, it recognizes that women have their own set of unique health care needs; therefore, Mercy offers a broad range of programs and services focused on women —making it easy to get the medical care you need in one convenient location.

For more information call 516-62-MERCY or 516-626-3729.

Following is a list of Mercy's comprehensive women's services:

Breast Health

Mercy offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach to women’s health with screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care all in one place. It's Breast Health Services center is staffed by highly educated and certified technologists accredited by the American College of Radiology, using the very latest equipment. Mercy's Bishop McGann Center for Oncology and Imaging provides coordinated multidisciplinary screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care at a single location, utilizing the most advanced imaging and minimally-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of benign and malignant breast disease.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Mercy has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Center of Excellence designation affirms that Mercy has earned ACR accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Those accreditations reflect the results of peer-review evaluations by experts which determined that Mercy has achieved high practice standards in image quality, the qualifications of its personnel, and the hospital's equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Molecular Breast Imaging

Mercy is the first in New York state to offer LumaGEM® Molecular Breast Imaging Technology (MBI). MBI is a proven, effective supplementary screening method to mammography, significantly increasing early detection in women who are at a higher risk due to dense breast tissue. MBI has been proven to detect breast cancers as small as 5 mm, and in 82% of cases the patient is still node negative, indicating that the cancer has been found during an early stage of the disease.

Mammography

At Mercy, it's simple to arrange state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic mammograms. 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis screenings area also available. Mercy offers next-day screening appointments, and same-day results, with radiologists available to read images in real time, order additional views if needed, and consult with their physicians as needed. All images and reports are available to patients' physicians via computer, through a state-of-the-art Picture Archiving Communication System.

Mother/Baby Services

For more than eight decades, Maternity Services have had a special role at Mercy Medical Center. The maternity wing and LDR (Labor, Delivery, and Recovery) rooms provide a comfortable home-like setting, and offer the convenience of wireless internet access. Mercy's Mother/Baby Care Program ensures that mother and baby receive their care from the same nurse.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 

Mercy is home to a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) unit, the only such facility on the south shore of Nassau County. This designation by New York state signifies that the unit provides specialized complex care to all premature and sick newborn infants. The 15-bed unit cares for some 300 premature and sick newborns each year.

Safe Haven

Mercy's Emergency Department is a Safe Haven that offers mothers of unwanted newborns a solution that protects the well-being of the infant and the confidentiality that the mother may need. Mothers can give us unharmed newborns anonymously, within the first five days after birth, without fear of disclosure or prosecution for abandonment.

Maternity Tours

Tours of the Maternity Wing and Labor, Delivery, Recovery rooms are conducted on the third Saturday of each month at 10 am.  Tours are free of charge, and no registration is necessary.

Family Care Center (Outpatient Services)

Mercy offers a full-service outpatient obstetrical and pediatric service. Experienced, caring and dedicated obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, physician assistants and nursing staff trained in these areas of expertise, staff this service. Counseling for mothers, teens and children is also available. Through the outpatient services department, Mercy offers a Prenantal Care Program that helps mothers-to-be-give their babies a healthy start in life, regardless of financial ability or immigration status. 

Primary Care

Mercy Medical Center offers a community-based network of highly skilled and experienced primary care physicians who are recognized for their superior clinical expertise, as well as their warm, caring relationships with their patients. These physicians provide day-to-day care and are responsible for managing your overall care, as well as communicating with Mercy specialists as needed.

For more information call 516-62-MERCY or 516-626-3729.

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