Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Welcomes Delaware County Officials, Community to Renovated Psychiatric Crisis Center
Darby, PA (July 21, 2014): Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital held a blessing and open house of its newly renovated Psychiatric Crisis Center on Friday afternoon. Several Delaware County officials were on-site to tour the Center, including Delaware County Executive Director Marianne Grace, state Rep. Joe Hackett, President Judge Chad F. Kenney, Councilman John P. McBlain, Chief of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division Joseph Ryan, and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan. Officers from the Millbourne and Yeadon Police Departments, and representatives from behavioral health organizations were also in attendance.
“The fact that we have so many people here today – from elected officials, police officers and first-responders to physicians, nurses and behavioral health staff – signifies the collaborative effort of providing the quality psychiatric intervention and treatment that is truly needed in our community, ” said Dr. Sharon Carney, chief medical officer at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.
Each month, approximately 240 people visit the Psychiatric Crisis Center, open 24/7, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Renovations to the Center included relocation of and upgrades to the waiting room to enhance patient and caregiver safety and improve the triage process, as well as an expansion of the nurses and doctors work station.