Molloy College Provides Housing for Mercy Medical Center’s Visiting Health Care Workers

By Jill Noss - LI Herald

Maria Regina Hall

In support of Long Island's efforts to combat the coronavirus, Molloy College will begin housing visiting health care workers currently employed by Mercy Medical Center. Approximately 40 health care workers, including some of Mercy's staff, will be housed in the college's Maria Regina Hall. Molloy will make this temporary housing available at least through May 31.

"Molloy is proud to be able to help both Mercy Medical Center and the health care workers who are on the front lines in the fight against this deadly virus," said Janine Biscari, Molloy's vice president of student affairs. "As one of the leading providers of health care education in the country, we want to do whatever we can to help health care workers."

"We are glad that Mercy and Molloy could come together to assist the Mercy staff and the community in battling this horrific pandemic," said Peter Scaminaci, president of Mercy Medical Center. "We believe this housing availability will be a valuable asset not just for the visiting nurses but also for Mercy staff members who may want to keep their families separated from their daily challenges."

'When I called Molloy VP Ed Thompson to ask for help," said Jeff Mulhall, president of the Friends of Mercy, "the answer was an immediate yes. We believe this is a model interaction between two great neighbors who are an asset to the community."

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