Past Projects

State-of-the-Art Cath Lab

Most recently, Mercy Community Health Foundation completed a $500,000 fundraising campaign to update equipment in one of Ascension Via Christi Hospital Manhattan’s cath labs. 


The cath lab is used for life-saving procedures such as pacemakers, angioplasty, heart catheterization, dialysis catheter placement, balloon and stenting intervention, interventional radiology procedures, fistula care and more.

Both interventional cardiologists and interventional radiologists use the system to diagnosis and treat conditions.

The benefits:

  • highly detailed image quality

  • lowest possible doses of radiation to the patient

  • more comfortable and quicker exams

  • the possibility to combine diagnosis and treatment in a single procedure, as in patient who undergo surgery, angioplasty, or stent placement

  • ability to meet the increasing demand for diagnostic and treatment of procedures performed in the lab 

Projects of this magnitude are only possible with support from donors who believe in the mission of providing exceptional healthcare at the local level. Philanthropic support from our donors help our patients access services and programs which enable our community to be healthier, more active, and live longer, fuller lives.

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3D Mammography

This 3D technology will increase the early detection of cancer by 40%, decrease the incidence of recall for a repeat procedure, and will enable patients to access state of the art technology close to home. The community raised $500,000 to make this technology accessible for the Greater Manhattan region.

Education & Outreach

We believe in not only investing in our community, but in those who are tasked with taking care of each and every one of us. Ensuring that the latest education, professional development and training is available to our team members is a pledge to our community to provide the best care possible to residents.

Car Simulator

Patients in physical and occupational therapy will gain independence using the car simulator to retrain driving skills. 

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