Merrick Surgical Supplies services Nassau County at their current location for all medical and surgical supply needs.
"Merrick Surgical Supplies & Home Care is a surgical supply store offering a full range of products from wheelchairs, hospital beds and commodes to cam walkers, canes, crutches and all types of braces. Wheelchair rentals are available, as is free local delivery."
While everyone would love to remain fit and healthy well into old age, sometimes things just don’t work out that way.
Luckily, if you’re sick or injured and need a helping hand to remain as viable as you can, a well-known Merrick standby has the newly-expanded facilities to help.
Recently transplanted into a new location in an attempt to grow and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace, Merrick Surgical Supplies recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local civic leaders and politicians to celebrate a new era for their business.
Merrick Surgical Supply owner, Leo Levine, said that the location change was his way of stripping the fat from his business model.
“We moved from the location we were in for more than 25 years,” he said. “The former location was both a drug store and a surgical supply store. Several years ago we gave up drug store portion and now we’re only durable medical equipment. So, we no longer needed the aisles or the big back counter.”
Citing intense competition from chain pharmacies, such as CVS, for the reason he got out of the pharmaceutical game, Levine wisely decided to roll with the punches and concentrate on the aspect of his business that the big stores can’t touch.
“We believe that concentrating on medical equipment will serve the community better,” he said. “The customer service aspect isn’t at those bigger stores, it’s here at the smaller location. Unlike CVS, we can size you for a crutch or a knee brace and make sure it fits you properly.”
Merrick Chamber of Commerce president Randy Shotland expressed excitement over the new and improved Merrick Surgical Supplies.
"They just moved, updated, and modernized their facility," he said. "Now, they’re much cleaner, much more visual, so people can see all of their products. Obviously, they have grown in the last two years to the point that they can go to a better facility, and in turn it will be better for their customers and better for the community."
Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg said that the key to combating unemployment is shopping in your local community.
“I’m here to support business because our local stores are the taxpayers in the area,” he said. “Promoting local business increases our revenue base and increases jobs. When you look at Merrick Avenue in recent years, it has been completely revitalized and I feel really good about that."
When it comes down to it, however, Levine just wants his business to be known for helping people and improving the quality of life for his fellow residents.
“I represent a continuation of a service that is needed in the community that helps people of all ages with their quality of life,” he said. “We’re excited to serve them.”