Dr. Eric L. Freeman Joins Mercy Medical Center As Director of Orthopedic Surgery

pr20120305DrErichFreeman(March 5, 2012 - RockvilleCentre, NY) - Eric L. Freeman, MD, FAAOS of South Island Orthopaedic Group in Cedarhurst has joined Mercy Medical Center as Director of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Freeman, who resides in Roslyn, also will serve as Chief of Sports Medicine, a specialty he has been practicing on Long Island for more than a decade.

"Dr. Freeman's unique experience and expertise will further enhance Mercy Medical Center's well-established leadership in orthopedic care," said Aaron E. Glatt, MD, the hospital's Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. "His appointment will enable Mercy to broaden our offerings in arthroscopic and other minimally-invasive orthopedic procedures."

Dr. Freeman received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, where he was a member of the Honors Program in Medical Education, and he did initial postgraduate training in orthopedic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.

To further advance his knowledge and specialize his training, Dr. Freeman completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. During his fellowship he served as Associate Physician with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dr. Freeman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of, and instructor for, the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His work has been published in leading orthopedic journals and presented at local hospitals and society meetings. In addition to his practice duties, Dr. Freeman has also served as the School Physician for Hewlett High School for the past 12 years.

About Mercy Medical Center

A member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY has been providing compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care to residents of Nassau County and the surrounding New York Metropolitan area since 1913.

Mercy is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designated by the American College of Radiology, and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designated by the American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy also is the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and a Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.

And, in recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy has received Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Founded by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus, Mercy is proud to advance the Catholic Health Services of Long Island principles of continuing Christ's healing mission, promoting excellence in care, and commitment to those in need.

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