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Mercy Medical Center Foundation

Photo of 2 people and an incubator, photo of 9 people holding an oversized check, photo of a baby’s feet, logo and text The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation
Pictured top left are Jordana Hannam, MD., Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics and Robert Brull, President, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation. Photo to the right includes Robert Brull and Jim Sheridan- Executive Director, Catholic Health; Temra Taylor- Executive Director, Mercy Hospital Foundation; Debiann Langan, RN Nurse Manager Mother Baby (she oversees Labor and Delivery, Nicu and entire unit); Barbra Khan, RN Nursing Director- Mother Baby; Joseph Manopella, President – Mercy Hospital; Dr. Jordana Hannam – Neontalogist; David DeCerbo, SVP-Government & Regulatory Affairs, Catholic Health Dr. Emouille Tsounias – Pediatric Cardiologist

We were happy to provide Grant funds to Mercy Medical Center Foundation, Rockville Center, New York, for their neonatal care unit.   Our funds will be used to purchase two new and upgraded Isolette incubators to replace older units approaching end of service life for their premature newborns.  Their project is called the Mercy Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Isolette Replacement Initiative.  Isolettes are critical in helping premature babies survive their first 2 and half months of life by helping to maintain body temperature and skin moisture. “Preemies” who are born after sometimes only 24 weeks are not able to control their body temperature and their skin is paper-thin which makes staying hydrated almost impossible.