July 15, 2011
The Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC), part of Catholic Health’s network of primary care services, has been awarded a $38,600 grant from the Fidelis Care Community Grant Fund to purchase new x-ray equipment.
Gathering for the check presentation from left are Mercy President & CEO C. J. Urlaub, Fidelis Care respresentatives Mary Ellen DeCarlo and Laura Mongeon; Michael Reilly, VP of Primary Care Services; Peggy Jetter, Mercy Director of Imaging; Imaging associates Terrie Livingston, Katie Weir, and Mark Shilling of the Catholic Health Grants Department.
Located at 397 Louisiana Street in Buffalo’s “Old First Ward,” the MCCC is considered a primary care “supercenter” offering primary care services, including adult medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN and podiatry services; with on-site diagnostic x-ray and laboratory services.
Formerly known as the Mercy Health Center, the MCCC opened last January following a $3.8 million construction and renovation project featuring a new 21,000 square-foot addition to the facility.
Serving an underserved, urban area, the project was funded in part by a $1.5 million grant from New York State’s Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY), which is designed to improve access to quality primary care for identified communities in need across the state.
Secured by the Catholic Health Grants Department, the Fidelis grant will enhance radiology services at the MCCC.
Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, uses its Community Grant Fund to support organizations that share its mission and help bring hope and healing to the underserved. Fidelis Care serves more than 715,000 members in 58 of New York’s 62 counties.