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Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre begins construction of new Family Care Center

Art rendering of Mercy Hospital's new Ambulatory and

Art rendering of Mercy Hospital's new Ambulatory and Family Care Center. Credit: Catholic Health

Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre is constructing a new Ambulatory and Family Care Center, which will offer primary and specialty care, the Catholic Health hospital network said.

The 16,000-square-foot medical office building will offer an expanded array of women’s and children’s services that are currently provided inside the hospital, the network said. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday.

"Mercy Hospital has a long history of providing families access to quality health care," Peter Scaminaci, president of the hospital, said in a statement. The new center "will further enhance the quality, compassionate care we offer," he said.

The project received $7.3 million in New York state funding and a $1.3 million grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Catholic Health said.

At Mercy’s existing Family Care Center, pediatric specialists provide services in allergy/immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology and pulmonology.

In addition, the hospital recently expanded its telehealth services to offer maternal-fetal medicine care to high-risk expectant mothers, including those with diabetes, chronic hypertension, and/or preeclampsia, as well as mothers who need genetic counseling.

The patients receive Bluetooth-enabled devices, including a tablet with a camera, a glucometer to measure sugar levels, a blood pressure cuff, a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen levels and a scale, Catholic Health said.

For more information about the Family Care Center, call 516-62-MERCY (516-626-3729).

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