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Published on February 07, 2013

New Collaboration brings Jefferson Neurosurgeons to Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals as part of Mercy Neurosurgery

Mercy Health System (MHS) has announced an expanded affiliation with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network (JNN). Through this collaboration, seven Jefferson neurosurgeons will provide comprehensive neurosurgical care and around-the-clock coverage at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital in West Philadelphia.

Joining the Mercy Neurosurgery in affiliation with JNN practice are Kevin D. Judy, MD; David Andrews, MD; James J. Evans, MD; Jack Jallo, MD, PhD; Christopher J. Farrell, MD; Joshua E. Heller, MD; and Yaron A. Moshel, MD. The physicians specialize in treating a wide range of neurovascular diseases, from benign and malignant brain tumors to epilepsy and neck and spine injuries.

“We welcome these physicians to Mercy as we take our neurosurgical care to the next level,” says Kathryn Conallen, MHS chief executive officer and senior vice president of acute care operations. “This partnership enriches our full spectrum of surgical treatments – providing referring physicians and patients the opportunity to choose from some of the region’s most highly regarded neurosurgeons right in their communities.”

The addition of Jefferson neurosurgeons bolsters MHS’ established continuum of neurosciences care that includes diagnostics and imaging, emergency medicine, neurology and rehabilitation. 
Through JNN, Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, are able to offer patients more access to the resources of Jefferson’s comprehensive stroke center, including community education programs, leading edge clinical trials and advanced protocols for the detection and treatment of stroke and other neuroscience disorders.

“JNN was established to place all of our resources, among them, vascular neurologists, dual-trained neurosurgeons, advanced technology, leading clinical trials in which we partner with the National Institutes of Health, and community education on neuroscience issues, at the disposal of patients, their families and physicians of hospitals participating in the network,” said Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, Jewell L. Osterholm, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and co-director of the Stroke Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

This latest agreement builds on MHS’ current relationship with Jefferson, which includes Jefferson Expert Teleconsulting services in the hospitals’ Emergency Departments.

To contact Mercy Neurosurgery in affiliation with JNN, call 610.534.6142.

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