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Published on November 05, 2015

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals Honor Leaders

Christine Frey (far right) is the recipient of the Sister Christine McCann Leadership Award at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Presenting the award are, from left to right, Executive Director Susan Cusack, Chief Human Resources Officer John Cigler and Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Donna Watto.Darby, PA (November 5, 2015) – Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital presented two members of its leadership team with the Sister Christine McCann Leader Excellence Award during the recent Service Awards banquets. Director of Quality Christine Frey received the award for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Materials Services Manager Joseph Short received the award for Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

Joseph Short (second from left) is the recipient of the Sister Christine McCann Leadership Award at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Presenting the award are, from left to right, Executive Director Susan Cusack, Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Suzanne Gallagher, and Mercy Health System CEO and President Susan Croushore.“Chris and Joe are both long-time colleagues who exemplify the mission and values of Mercy each and every day, with every person they encounter,” says Executive Director Susan Cusack. “We applaud them for the impeccable integrity in which they serve our ministries, and for their dedication to high-quality healthcare and services. They have certainly set the bar high as the first-ever recipients of the Sister Christine McCann Leader Excellence Award at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals.”

Frey has worked for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for more than 25 years. A nurse by background, Frey has served as director of quality, leading the organization in maintaining Joint Commission and Department of Health certifications and in earning quality recognitions such as the American Heart Association awards for Stroke and Congestive Heart Failure and accreditations such as Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center.

Short has worked for Mercy Philadelphia Hospital for 29 years. In 2014, he was promoted to manager for the Materials Management Department for both Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospitals. Short is a key steward of hospital resources and has been integral in implementing process improvements and cost savings.

The Sister Christine McCann Leadership Award is given annually to a manager or director at all Mercy Health System hospitals and operating units. It was established in 2015 to honor Sister Christine McCann’s outstanding contribution to Mercy Health System. She has been a member of the Mercy Health System Board since 1995 and has served as chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Mercy Health System for many years. Sister McCann has broad experience in education ministries both as an administrator and as a board member. Sister McCann inspires leaders to commit to the mission of Mercy as a primary focus of governance, assuring that all persons we serve receive the highest quality and compassionate care.

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