Susan Cusack Appointed Executive Director of Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals
Darby, PA (September 23, 2014) – Susan Cusack of Aston, Pa. has been named executive director/ administrator for Mercy Catholic Medical Center, comprising Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (MFH) in Darby and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (MPH) in West Philadelphia. Cusack has served as interim director of MFH since January 2014 and executive director/administrator for MPH since 2012.
“As Executive Director, Susan is committed to the growth of services and programs at the hospitals while enhancing the patient experience, ensuring colleague satisfaction and maintaining high-quality safe patient care,” said Kathryn Conallen, chief executive officer and senior vice president of acute care operations at Mercy Health System, the parent organization of MFH and MPH.
Cusack has an extensive clinical and healthcare management background. She started her career as a critical care nurse and went onto assume managerial roles. She joined Mercy in 2007 as chief nursing officer at MPH and was named vice president of operations in 2009. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from Widener University, an MBA from West Chester University and a PhD in Health Policy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.