Marking the first milestone in its 2013 centennial celebration, Mercy Medical Center has taken special note of the 100th baby delivered at the hospital in its 100th year. Christopher Tabora, weighing in at seven pounds, was born on February 3 at 5:16 a.m. and cared for in Mercy’s state-of-the-art level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the only facility on the south shore of Nassau County designated by New York State to provide the complex care required for all premature and sick newborns.
Proud mother 28-year-old Wendy Tabora of Hempstead showed off her new son to senior hospital officials, who presented her with a special gift basket to mark his unique status.
With obstetric, anesthesia, neonatal, and pediatric physician specialists on site in its labor and delivery and maternity areas around the clock, Mercy was ranked as one of New York’s best hospitals in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Its amenities for new moms include all private rooms with “rooming in” with their babies, as well as primary nursing care, a lactation specialist, a deluxe gourmet meal to parents before discharge, and breastfeeding support groups after discharge. v