Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to commend Mercy Medical Center for opening this much-needed Behavioral Health Unit in the ER. Mental and behavioral health is so important, especially for those who unfortunately find themselves needing medical attention in the ER, and this pandemic has exasperated the need to increase mental and behavioral services. I want to applaud Mercy Hospital for being proactive in working to treat and provide this service for those in need. I want to thank Congressman Neal, who once a mayor always the heart of a mayor, for continuing to advocate for our Springfield and Mercy Hospital for federal funding and support as we work together to provide public health programs and initiatives for our residents. I’d also like to acknowledge our local state delegation, led by House Second Assistant Majority Leader Joseph Wagner, for their efforts on securing much-needed state funding for our local hospitals. Mercy Hospital does such a wonderful job providing top notch medical service and care for our residents, including caring for my late mother and father, Clara and Alfonso ‘Al the Barber’ Sarno.”
Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal and State Officials attend Dedication Ceremony for new Behavioral Health Unit in the Mercy Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal, and State Representatives Joe Wagner, Jacob Oliveira, and Orlando Ramos joined with Sister Mary Caritas, Dan Keenan, VP of Government Relations, Dr. Robert Roose, Chief Administrative Officer, and the staff and nurses from Mercy Medical Centre for a special dedication ceremony for the new Behavioral Health Unit in the Mercy Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital on Friday, November 4, 2022.