Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Opens Woodlawn Family Health Center
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, in the Bronx, New York, has opened a new community based family health center that specializes in healthcare for women and children.
(PRWEB) May 19, 2004
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center has opened a new community based family health center in the Bronx, New York, that specializes in healthcare for women and children.
The new Woodlawn Family Health Center provides comprehensive, accessible, quality health care to residents of the Bronx,Â said Leonard Newman MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. ÂThe center offers services in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and hospice care with a special commitment to medically underserved individuals and families.Â
ÂObstetrics and gynecology services are available for women of all ages at the center, which include comprehensive prenatal care, preventive health screenings and general gynecology,Â said Dr. Kevin D. Reilly, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Our Lady of Mercy. ÂConvenient follow-up for all sub-specialty consultations and ultrasound and radiology studies will be arranged.Â
Pediatric services for newborns, infants, children and adolescents are also provided at the Woodlawn Family Health Center.
ÂThe center encourages the healthy growth and development of children by emphasizing the importance of healthy lifestyles and educating parents and children on safety and accident prevention,Â said Dr. Newman.
Pediatric sub-specialties include treatment for asthma, infections, heart ailments, diabetes/hypertension, endocrinology, pediatric surgery, pediatric ENT, chronic pulmonology, intestinal problems and dental care. Family Health Center Pediatricians are also available for problems that require prompt attention, such as fever, earaches and injuries, as well as preventive checkups, school physicals and immunizations.
Hospice Services are an integral part of the centerÂs community oriented medical programs. In order to meet the needs of a growing elderly population in the Bronx, the hospice program provides comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. As part of the hospice program, the center also provides a variety of bereavement and counseling services to families.
An on-site full service laboratory ensures that accurate test results will be received by physicians and patients in a timely manner.