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Mercy Health System is frequently in the news and we would like to share some of our press with you.

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2016

February 7, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Is getting a flu shot a good idea?
Dr. Ronald Goren, infectious disease specialist at Nazareth Hospitals, answers whether it's still worth getting a flu shot in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday.


January 24, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Look for signs of depression
Q&A about the signs of depression with Jeff Olson, D.O., family medicine physician at Mercy Primary Care, Holme Avenue.


January 2016
Milestones

Vaccines aren’t just kids’ stuff: Older adults still need them to stay healthy
Ronald Goren, M.D., infectious disease specialist at Nazareth Hospital, is quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's newspaper, Milestones, about the importance of adult vaccines.


Winter 2015-2016
Delaware County Regional News

Rehab professionals at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital help patients regain motion, function and renewed grasp on life
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital rehab experts made the front cover of the Winter edition of Delaware County Regional News. This edition focuses on healthcare, rehabilitation, and physical therapy, and includes a two-page article on MFH’s rehab services.


2015

December 13, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tips for staying healthy after menopause
Dr. Joan Addley of Mercy Primary Care at Rhawn authored a Q&A article giving post-menopause health tips in The Philadelphia Inquirer health section.


November 11, 2015
Catholic Health World

Mercy Health System mints servant leaders by the dozens
Catholic Health World reports on Mercy Health System's new Servant Leadership Program, which has already had 152 earning servant leadership certification.


November 1, 2015
Catholic Health World

Mercy Fitzgerald nurse, husband build Liberian health care center
A Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital medical surgical nurse and her husband have invested about $150,000 of their own money to build a new health care center outside of Monrovia as a way to respond to the tremendous need for health care in their homeland, the west African nation of Liberia.


October 7, 2015
DelCo News Network

DCCC program trains deaf students as nurses’ aides

The United Way “Excellence in Care” program enables deaf staff members from Mercy LIFE Valley View to take classes at Delaware County Community College with the help of American Sign Language interpreters.


August 8, 2015
Southwest Globe Times

Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Vascular Surgeon Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease in Southwest Globe Times Feature
John B. Fobia, MD, FACS, vascular surgeon at Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospitals, explains what peripheral vascular disease is and what patients can do to combat the condition.


August 2, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Nurse Shares Passion for Liberian Clinic Creation in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital nurse Mary Kieh, RN, discusses her efforts to build a healthcare center in her native Liberia, in honor of her late brother.


August 2, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Cardiologist Details Benefits of Smartphone Health Apps, Wearable Devices in Philadelphia Inquirer Interview

Nazareth cardiologist Dr. Swarna Bheemreddy discusses how wearable devices and smartphone health apps can help people make mindful decisions about their well-being.


July/August 2015
Coping with Cancer

Nazareth Hospital’s National Cancer Survivors’ Day Event Featured in Coping Magazine

Nazareth Hospital hosted a Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration on June 1, and a photo from the event is featured in the July/August issue of Coping magazine. Coping is a national publication for people with cancer and their loved ones. Nazareth Hospital’s Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration was part of the annual National Cancer Survivors’ Day that is celebrated across the U.S. in June.


July 28, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital’s Emergency Department Director Authors Blog for The Inquirer on How to Keep Children Safe from Summertime Injuries
George Hobbib, MD, director of Emergency Medicine for Nazareth Hospital, examines how families can avoid trips to the hospital by preventing five common summertime child-related injuries.


July 19, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital's Clinical Nutrition Manager Gives Barbecue Overeating Avoidance Tips to Philadelphia Inquirer
Stephanie Clarke, RD, LDN, clinical nutrition manager at Nazareth Hospital, tells how to avoid overeating pitfalls while attending summer barbecues, including foods are must-avoids during cookouts and simple ways to refrain from overindulging.


Summer 2015
Delaware County Regional News

Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Chair Provides Summer Safety Tips in Delaware County Regional News Article
Anthony Mazzeo, MD, chair of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, authored an article on how to stay safe during the summer for the Summer 2015 edition of Delaware County Regional News—the official magazine of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Mazzeo reviews some common summertime injuries—including grilling accidents, sunburns and insect bites—and how to avoid them.


July 12, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Physician Authors Article on Immune System Health for The Inquirer
Gul Madison, MD, infectious disease specialist at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, examines how simple lifestyle changes can help improve the immune system. Dr. Madison details exactly what the immune system is, what it does for the body and usual reasons it does not function properly.


July 10, 2015
Southwest Globe Times

Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Clinicians Provide Diabetes Insight in Southwest Globe Times Feature
Michelle Brown, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital clinical nutrition manager and certified diabetes educator, and Linda Keller-Doyle, who coordinates the diabetes education classes at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, discuss diabetes and diabetes management.


July 8, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy LIFE Program Gives Deaf Caregivers New Opportunities
Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) has partnered with Delaware County Community College to offer deaf direct-care providers the opportunity to earn CNA certification through the school’s “Excellence in Care” nursing assistant program.


July 5, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital’s Geriatric Oncologist Outlines How to Reduce Age-Related Cancer Risks with Philadelphia Inquirer
Amy MacKenzie, Geriatric Oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and Geriatric Oncologist at Nazareth Hospital, reviews what seniors should know about their risk for cancer as they grow older.

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June 23, 2015
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Bariatrics helps Local Man Lose 245 Pounds
The story of how a former construction worker and father of five took control of his health with the help of the Mercy Bariatrics program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is featured in the Healthy Matters section of the Delaware County Daily Times.


June 21, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Urologist Provides Tips to Maintain a Healthy Prostate
Urologist Dr. Bruce Sloane outlines steps men should take to maintain a healthy prostate in an Q&A published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


June 18, 2015
Delco News Network

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and William Penn School District Partnership to Screen Student Athletes Featured on Delco News Network
Cardiologist Martin O'Riordan, MD discusses the benefits of an ongoing and free screening program for local students that Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has provided in collaboration with the William Penn School District for eight years in a row.


June 17, 2015
CBS3 Talk Philly

Nazareth Hospital Physician Provides Wellness Tips on CBS3's Talk Philly
Joan Addley, DO, physician with Mercy Primary Care at Rhawn, discusses some common health concerns seniors have as they age and what they can do to stay on top of these issues.


June 14, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Gynecologist Discusses Cervical Cancer
Dr. Soyini Powell, gynecologist, explains the importance of taking preventive measures to reduce the risk of cervical cancer in a Q&A published in the Health Section of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


June 5, 2015
Nurse.com

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Nurse Receives DAISY Award for Patient Care
Nurse.com spotlights Juanita Ellis, BSN, RN who was the DAISY Award winner at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital for the first quarter of 2015.


June 3, 2015
The Delco Show

The Delco Show Features Valve Disease Experts from Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Cardiologist Dr. Richard Hunn and Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Steven Weiss make a second appearance on The Delco Show to talk about heart valve disease in the aging population.


June 3, 2015
CBS3 Talk Philly

Senior Physical Therapist with Nazareth Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance Shares Balance Tips on CBS3’s Talk Philly
Kristina Oplinger, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist with Nazareth Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance, discuss how seniors can reduce their risk of falling by giving simple tips to maintain balance and the importance of using assistive devices.


May 31, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital’s Surgery Chair Discusses Joint Replacement with Philadelphia Inquirer
William V. Arnold, MD, PhD, joint replacement specialist at Rothman Institute at Nazareth Hospital and Nazareth Hospital’s chairman of the Department of Surgery, discusses when it may be time to explore surgical options for joint pain and what choices are available to help.


May 26, 2015
Delaware County Daily Times, FunTimes Magazine

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Stroke Coordinator Writes About Stroke Symptoms
Stroke Coordinator Kathy Atwell discusses what to look for and what to do when someone is having a stroke in articles published in the Delaware County Daily Times and FunTimes magazine.


May 24, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Emergency Department Director Explains Stroke Warning Signs, Symptoms in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine for Nazareth Hospital, explains why it is important to get emergency care at a hospital for a stroke.


May 22-28, 2015
Westside Weekly

Westside Weekly also Highlights New Hemorrhoid Treatment at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
Dr. Mervyn Danilewitz is featured in an article that discusses the new hemorrhoid treatment at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.


May 19, 2015
CBS3 Talk Philly

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Gastroenterologist Highlights New Hemorrhoid Treatment on CBS3’s Talk Philly
Dr. Mervyn Danilewitz gets to the bottom of a new, gentle and effective hemorrhoid treatment with CBS3's Ukee Washington.


May 19, 2015
Delco News Network

Delco News Network Spotlights Recent Stroke Care Award for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's receipt of the 2015 Get with the Guidelines(R) Stroke Gold Plus Award is featured on the Delco News Network.


May 17, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Gastroenterologist Discusses Colon Cancer Symptoms in the Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article written by Dr. Steven Lichtenstein on what signs and symptoms can indicate colon cancer. Dr. Lichtenstein is a gastroenterologist at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

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Spring 2015
The Chamber Times

Nazareth Hospital’s Terrie Cannon Recognized in Spring 2015 GNPCC Chamber Times for DAISY Award Honor
Terrie Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator with Mercy Cancer Center at Nazareth Hospital, recognition as the third quarter of 2014 DAISY Award recipient was featured in an article.


May 13, 2015
The Northeast Times

Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Heart & Vascular's Partnership Announcement Featured in The Northeast Times
The Northeast Times published an article about Nazareth Hospital and St. Mary Heart & Vascular's new partnership and how it will provide comprehensive heart and vascular care options to patients.


May 2015
Main Line Today

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Colleagues Named Healthcare Heroes by Main Line Today
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Nurses Mary Kieh and Suzanne Hipple, along with Physical Therapist Kathy Coultes, are among 10 local healthcare professionals who are recognized as this year's Healthcare Heroes.


April 20, 2015
Bucks Local News

Bucks Local News Article Details Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Heart & Vascular’s New Partnership
Bucks Local News published an article detailing the new partnership between Nazareth Hospital and St. Mary Heart & Vascular. The article outlines how the partnership will allow the two facilities to provide comprehensive heart and vascular care options to patients.


April 19, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Physician Gives Simple Tips to Get Healthy in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Ashley Miller, DO, physician with Mercy Primary Care at Nazareth Hospital, provides five easy ways to become healthier in time for the summer months. Dr. Miller explains that the road to health and well-being does not require drastic lifestyle changes – just simple adjustments to everyday routines, such as drinking plenty of water, getting a good night’s rest and avoiding unnecessary salt in food.


April 14, 15
NBC10

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Colleague is called a Good Samaritan after Helping Abandoned Quadriplegic Man
Fitzroy Anderson, an environmental services colleague at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, talks to NBC10's Cydney Long about what led him to a life-saving discovery.


Spring/Summer 2015
Guide to Retirement Living – SourceBook

Nazareth Hospital Clinician Provides Balance Tips in Guide to Retirement Living – SourceBook
Timothy J. Clark, DPT, MS, MBA, Senior Director of Operations Support at Nazareth Hospital, authors a helpful, informative article where he offers five tips to improve balance and reduce falls.


April 8, 2015

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE CFO Featured in SmartCEO Executive Management Award Video
Samuel D’Antonio, Chief Financial Officer at Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE, was recently honored as one of SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award (EMA) winners in the CFO category. The EMAs honor C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. Watch as Samuel and his fellow honorees share their keys to success to effective leadership.


April 5, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Bariatrics Patients and Surgeon Featured on Front Page of The Philadelphia Inquirer's Health Section
Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra, bariatric surgeon at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, is quoted in an article highlighting the success two of his patients have had with weight loss surgery.


March 31, 2015
6abc Action News

Nazareth Hospital Cardiologist Details Benefits of Smartphone Health Apps, Wearable Devices During Action News Interview
Nazareth cardiologist Dr. Swarna Bheemreddy discusses how wearable devices and smartphone health apps can help people make mindful decisions about their well-being.


March 28, 2015
Ahora Si

Mercy Philadelphia Cardiologist Eddy Mizrahi, MD, Speaks to Spanish-Speaking Community About Heart Disease on Ahora Si Radio Show
Eddy Mizrahi, MD, a cardiologist from Mercy Philadelphia Hospital speaks to the Philadelphia Spanish-speaking community and answers listener questions on heart disease symptoms and treatment on the Ahora Si Radio Talk Show.


March 23, 2015
FunTimes Magazine

Mercy Fitzgerald Nurse Navigator Joy Hepkins Talks About the Importance of Health Screenings for Women in FunTimes Magazine
FunTimes Magazine features an article by Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Nurse Navigator, Joy Hepkins, on the importance of health screenings for women. The article explains that health screenings should not be scary but can be very useful in the early detection of diseases, like cancer.


March 23, 2015
Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal Article Details Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Heart & Vascular's New Partnership
The Philadelphia Business Journal published an article detailing the new partnership between Nazareth Hospital and St. Mary Heart & Vascular. The article outlines how the partnership will allow the two facilities to provide comprehensive heart and vascular care options to patients.

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March 23, 2015
The Doylestown Intelligencer

Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Heart & Vascular's Partnership Announcement Featured in The Intelligencer
The Doylestown Intelligencer published an article about Nazareth Hospital and St. Mary Heart & Vascular's new partnership and how it will provide comprehensive heart and vascular care options to patients.


March 22, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Nephrologist Explains the Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Disease in Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published a Q&A written by Nephrologist Dr. Jay Hubsher, who describes the signs and symptoms of kidney disease.


March 1, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital’s Diane Robinson, MD, Discusses Endometriosis Signs and Treatment Options with The Philadelphia Inquirer
Diane Robinson, MD, gynecologist with Mercy Women’s Healthcare at Nazareth Hospital, details the signs and symptoms of endometriosis, and discusses the treatment options that are available for the condition.


February 22, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital’s Diane Robinson, MD, Explains Why Postmenopausal Care is Vital in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Diane Robinson, MD, gynecologist with Mercy Women’s Healthcare at Nazareth Hospital, outlines why it is important for postmenopausal women to receive GYN care and tells what women can do to care for themselves once they have reached the postmenopausal stage.


February 1, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Chief Paramedic Larry Smythe Talks About Carbon Monoxide Detection in Philadelphia Inquirer
Larry Smythe, Chief Paramedic for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, explains about the critical importance of carbon monoxide detectors in homes. Especially in the winter months, as people use firewood and other gas appliances for heat, carbon monoxide detection is key to your safety.


January 28, 2015
The Spirit of the River Wards

Nazareth Hospital’s Terrie Cannon Recognized in The Spirit for DAISY Award Honor
Terrie Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator with Mercy Cancer Center at Nazareth Hospital, recognition as the third quarter of 2014 DAISY Award recipient was featured in an article.


January 22, 2015
KYW Newsradio 1060

Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Thomas Metkus Explains Why Shoveling Snow Stresses the Heart in KYW Newsradio 1060 Interview
Thomas Metkus, MD, physician with at Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, tells why shoveling snow places extra stress on your heart and what you can do to alleviate the strain.


January 21, 2015
The Delco Show, iRadioPhilly.com

Mercy Cardiac Valve Center Physicians Discuss Valve Disease on The Delco Show
Mercy Cardiologist Richard Hunn, MD and Penn Cardiovascular Surgeon Steven Weiss, MD explain the basics of heart valve disease and how the Mercy Cardiac Valve Center team at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals can help patients successfully overcome what can be a potentially deadly disease. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview that aired on The Delco Show.

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January 19, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald/Mercy Philadelphia Urologist Explains Bladder Cancer's Causes and Risk in Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published a Q&A written by Urologsist Dr. Michael Mooreville, who describes the causes and risk for bladder cancer.


January 16, 2015
6ABC Action News

Mercy LIFE Physician Discusses the 2014-2015 Flu Season on 6ABC
Action News Reporter John Rawlins visited the Mercy LIFE Broad Street Center to speak with physician Dr. A David Mingle about the elderly’s high risk for contracting the flu virus and the best ways to avoid becoming infected.


January 13, 2015
FunTimes Magazine

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Physicians and Nurses Featured in FunTimes Magazine
FunTimes magazine, a publication dedicated to celebrating the cultures of Africa and the Caribbean, has featured several of Mercy Philadelphia’s own physicians and nurses in their current issue.


January 12, 2015
AARP.com

Mercy LIFE Caregiver Featured on AARP.com: “The program provides the best of both worlds.”
The program’s 2014 Devoted Caregiver Award recipient, Juanita Smith, shares her uplifting story on AARP’s online platform “I Heart Caregivers” about her journey as the primary caregiver for her beloved mother.


January 7, 2015
NBC10 Philadelphia

Nazareth Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Director Tells NBC10 News How to Stay Safe in Cold Weather
George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine for Nazareth Hospital, appeared on NBC10 News at 6. Dr. Hobbib was interviewed by reporter Doug Shimell about how to protect yourself during the extreme winter weather. During the interview, Dr. Hobbib discussed some of the injuries that result from the cold, including frostbite, sprains and broken bones, and what you can do to keep yourself out of harm’s way.


January 5, 2015
Milestones Magazine

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Hip Repair Operation on 110-Year Old Patient Featured in Milestones Magazine
In September, Ms. Viola Toomer, a 110-year-old Philadelpia resident, underwant hip repair surgery performed by Orthopaedic Surgreon Dr. Menachem Meller at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. The remarkable story is featured in this month's Milestones magazine, a publication for the senior citizens of Philadelphia.


January 4, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Cardiologist Explains How Cold Weather Can Trigger Heart Attacks in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Did you know that cold-weather activities increase the workload of your heart? Swarna Bheemreddy, MD, cardiologist with Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, authored a Q&A that discusses how certain winter activities, such as shoveling snow and skiing, can cause a heart attack. She outlines who may be at risk for a heart attack while participating in these and other winter activities.

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2014

December 21, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Thomas Metkus Discusses Heart Disease Diagnostic Methods with The Inquirer
Thomas Metkus, MD, physician with at Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, speaks about the different methods that are used to diagnosis heart disease and how heart disease can be detected though several noninvasive tests, including EKG, ECHO and CT scan.


December 18, 2014
CBS Philly

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer Shares Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors on Talk Philly
Dr. Donna Raziano, Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE, visited CBS 3 Talk Philly to discuss what's important for seniors to be aware of when shopping and visiting family during the holiday season.


December 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital's Radiation Oncology Director Discusses PSA Testing with The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dr. John Smyles, director of radiation oncology at Nazareth Hospital, authored a Q&A discussing the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, when men should consider the screening, and the pros and cons of the test.


December 11, 2014
AARP.com

Mercy LIFE Caregiver Featured on AARP.com: “I wouldn’t change one thing about my role”
2013 Mercy LIFE Devoted Caregiver Award recipient Janet Chestnut shares her inspiring story on AARP’s online platform “I Heart Caregivers” about her journey devoting herself full-time to the needs of her aging parents.


December 8, 2014
CBS 3

Medical Director for Delaware County at Mercy LIFE Featured on CBS 3 Talk Philly
The holiday season can trigger a long list of emotions. Joseph B. Straton, MD, MSCE, Medical Director at Mercy LIFE for Delaware County, recently visited local news and lifestyle program Talk Philly to discuss how family members and caregivers can help older loved ones have an enjoyable holiday amid memories of loss and health challenges.


December 8, 2014
The Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy LIFE Celebrates Grand Opening of Sharon Hill Day Center
As part of its 2014 expansion into all of Delaware County, Mercy LIFE celebrated the grand opening of Mercy LIFE Sharon Hill on November 19. The grand-opening event included a dedication and blessing, open house and facility tours in addition to the third annual Mercy LIFE Devoted Caregiver Award presentation.

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December 7, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Division of Toxicology Director Publishes Another Medical Mystery in the Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured a real-life medical mystery as recounted by Dr. James Roberts. This is the second mystery penned by Dr. Roberts, who is the Assistant Dean and Academic Liaison for the Drexel residents and students that rotate at MFH and MPH, as well as the director of the Division of Toxicology.


December 4, 2014
NBC10 Philadelphia

Nazareth Hospital's Infection Prevention Director Answers Flu Vaccine Questions During NBC10 News Interview
Dr. Ronald Goren, director of infection prevention at Nazareth Hospital, appeared live on NBC10 News at 5:30 to answer questions about the CDC’s advisory about the strength of this year’s flu vaccine and explain why the public should still receive the influenza vaccine, even though the shot does not protect against a new, mutated virus strain. Dr. Goren talked about the different strains the vaccine does protect against and how the shot will still provide flu protection.


December 4, 2014
CBS3

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Captured by CBS3
CBS3 shared moments of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony during their late-night newscast. Click here to watch the footage.


November 30, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital's Infection Prevention Director Explains the Difference Between the Flu and a Cold in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dr. Ronald Goren, director of infection prevention at Nazareth Hospital, outlines the differences between flu and cold symptoms and what you can do to prevent each of them from occurring.


November 26, 2014
The Spirit of the River Wards

Nazareth Hospital ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition Featured in The Spirit
Nazareth Hospital's recognition as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures was recognized in an article. The piece tells more about the coveted distinction that's presented by The Joint Commission and what Nazareth Hospital did to achieve the honor two years in a row.


November 25, 2014
CBS 3

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Director of Education Discusses Health Management on CBS 3 Talk Philly
Anna Marshalick, RN, MSN, Director of Education at Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE, visits Pat Ciarrocchi at CBS 3 Talk Philly to share practical advice on how to be your own healthcare advocate.


November 25, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals' Status as Top Performer Featured in Delaware County Daily Times
The Delaware County Daily Times is the latest publication to spotlight Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals' as 'Top Performers on Key Quality Measures' - a designation from the Joint Commission.


November 20, 2014
University City Review

University City Review Spotlights Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals' Achievement as a Top Performer
The University City Review recently published an article highlighting Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals' status as 2013 'Top Performers on Key Quality Measures'.


November 18, 2014
Westside Weekly

Westside Weekly Features Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals’ Cancer Survivors Celebration
The Mercy Cancer Care program at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals hosted a special celebration in honor of the many cancer survivors who have chosen Mercy for their care. The Westside Weekly recently featured a recap of the of this inspiring event.


November 16, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Nurse Discusses the Best Way to Quit Smoking in the Philaladelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article written by Cynthia Wright of MPH’s Community Outreach Department, where she provides advice on how to quit smoking successfully. Read the article here and learn about the Great American Smokeout that’s happening at MPH on Thursday, November 20.

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November 15, 2014
NBC10

NBC10 Reports on Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's History-Making Hip Repair Surgery on 110-year-old Patient
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital recently made history when Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Menachem Meller performed hip repair surgery on a 110-year-young patient. NBC10 Reporter Cydney Long interviewed Dr. Meller, the patient and the patient’s family about this incredible and inspiring story.


November 13, 2014
The Spirit of the River Wards

Nazareth Hospital’s PCI Program Accreditation from Corazon and the Pennsylvania Department of Health Featured in The Spirit
Nazareth Hospital’s PCI Program accreditation from Corazon and the Pennsylvania Department of Health was recognized in an article. The article discusses the accreditation and the steps involved with the process.


November 10, 2014
Westside Weekly

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Quality Acheivement Award Featured in Westside Weekly
The Westside Weekly recently published an article highlighting Mercy Philadelphia's achievement in receiving the Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Quality Acheivement Award from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation.


November 10, 2014
Westside Weekly

Westside Weekly Highlights Mercy Health System's Launch of the Polaris Oncology Distress Management System for Cancer Patients
An article published by the Westside Weekly highlights Mercy Health System's launch of the Polaris Oncology Distress Management System at Mercy Philadelphia, Mercy Fitzgerald and Nazareth Hospitals.


November 2014
The Chamber Times

Nazareth Hospital's Crystal Vision Award Recognized in the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Special Accolades Edition of the Chamber Times
Nazareth Hospital recently was honored with the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s (GNPCC) Crystal Vision Award during the organization’s 92nd Anniversary Accolades Awards Celebration.


October 29, 2014
The Spirit of the River Wards

Nazareth Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Program's CARF International Reaccreditation Recognized in The Spirit
Nazareth Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Program was recognized in an article for receiving reaccreditation for three-years by CARF International. The newest accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation the international accrediting body has awarded to the Program since 1999.


October 24, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE CMO Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal
Donna Raziano, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE, was recognized by healthcare industry leaders at The Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2014 Healthcare Innovation Awards held at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. She was honored as a finalist in the “Emerging Executive of the Year” category which credits healthcare industry executives who are "on the rise" having influence in healthcare within the Philadelphia region for many years to come.


October 22, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Expert Surgeons Discuss How Breast Reconstruction Can Aid in Healing After Cancer Treatments in Delaware County Daily Times
Breast Surgeon Dr. Archit Naik and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Benjamin Lam were featured in an article published by the Delaware County Daily Times on how reconstruction surgery can help cancer survivors with their body image and recovery process.

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October 19, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Breast Surgeon Discusses Breast Cancer Screening, Risk Factors in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Archit Naik, MD, MBA, breast surgeon with Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, discusses when women should be screened for breast cancer and outlines the risk factors for the disease.


October 17, 2014
Westside Weekly

Westside Weekly Spotlights Stroke Support Group's 10th Anniversary
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Stroke Support Group is looking forward to their 10-year anniversary on November 6. To learn more, read the full article published by the Westside Weekly.


October 14, 2014
BloomerBoomer.com

Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer Offers Advice to Overwhelmed Caregivers on BloomerBoomer.com
Donna Raziano, MD, MBA, FACP, Mercy LIFE & Mercy Home Health Chief Medical Officer, shares useful techniques for caregivers to incorporate in their daily routines to reduce stress while managing the lives of aging family members and other responsibilities.


October 13, 2014
BloomerBoomer.com

Nazareth Hospital Balance Program Medical Director Gives Tips on Fall Prevention to BloomerBoomer.com
Stuart A. Scherr, MD, Medical Director of the Balance Program at Nazareth Hospital's Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance, provides useful insight on how to maintain balance and prevent falls on different surfaces, including gravel, carpet and sand.


October 5, 2014
American Profile Magazine

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Oncology Nurse Navigator Featured in American Profile Magazine
Mercy Fitzgerald Oncology Nurse Navigator Joy Hepkins is featured in the October 5th issue of American Profile Magazine. The article focuses on Hepkins' background, calling to become an Oncology Nurse navigator, and the role she plays in patients' lives.


October 2, 2014
Nurse.com

Nurse.com Article Recognizes Three Mercy Health System Hospital Ranked Among Top in the Region by US News and World Report
As reported by Nurse.com, three Mercy Health System Hospitals - Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia and Nazareth Hospitals - have been recognized by US News & World Report as month the Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Area.


October 1, 2014
Philadelphia Tribune

Philadelphia Tribune Highlights Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Community Outreach Efforts
In an article published by the Philadelphia Tribune, Mercy Philadelphia’s efforts to reach out to the community, including participating in Man to Man workshops, is highlighted, including quotes from Urologist Dr. Noah May and Interventional Radiology Manager Rick Shaw.


October 1, 2014
Catholic Health World

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Sister Donna Watto recounts how faith and mission played a role in the healing process following a tragedy
Catholic Health World published an interview with Sister Donna Watto, the vice president of mission integration at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, on how the hospital continues to heal in the aftermath of a tragic shooting on its campus.


October 2014
Milestones Newspaper

Mercy Philadelphia Physical Therapist Explains How Exercise Can Help Lower Back Pain in Milestones Newspaper
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Physical Therapist Rich DiGiacomo is once again in the news – this time in the Milestones newspaper for older adults, where he discusses how exercise can ease lower back pain.


October 2014
Spry Magazine

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Oncology Nurse Navigator Discusses Insider Cancer Treatment and Recovery Tips in Spry Living Magazine
Mercy Fitzgerald's Oncology Nurse Navigator Joy Hepkins was recently featured in Spry Magazine for an article entitled Fight Like a Girl, where she discusses insider treatment and recovery tips related to cancer.

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September 28, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy EMS Chief Paramedic Larry Smythe discusses how paramedics choose to which hospitals to take patients


September 25, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County Council lauds response to Mercy Fitzgerald shooting
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital teams were recognized during the September 24th Delaware County Council meeting for their efforts in preventing further tragedy during an on-campus shooting. The recognition was held as part of National Emergency Preparedness Month in September.


September 23, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital earns re-certification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
The latest quality achievement for the award-winning Mercy Bariatrics program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is featured in the Healthy Times section of the Delaware County Daily Times.


September 23, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County Daily Times highlights Mercy Health System's partnership with Polaris Health to launch distress management system for cancer care patients


September 22, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Emergency Department Director Explains Importance of Receiving Treatment at Primary Stroke Center in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine for Nazareth Hospital, wrote an article that outlines the importance of receiving stroke treatment at a Primary Stroke Center. In Dr. Hobbib’s article, he tells what a Primary Stroke Center is, why receiving treatment at one is critical and what hospitals have to do to become one.


September 8, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Radiologist Discusses Test for Iron Overload in Philadelphia Inquirer
Radiologist Dr. Stanley Chan gives an overview of FerriScan, a test for measuring iron concentration, in an article recently published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


September/October 2014
PhillyFit Magazine

Mercy Cardiologist Explains Why Athletes with Chronic Conditions Don't Have to Watch from the Sidelines in PhillyFit
William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, writes that athletes don't have to be out of the game because of a chronic condition. He tells how they can overcome their illnesses and get the most from their workouts.


August 24, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Cardiologist Tells The Philadelphia Inquirer How To Exercise Safely with a Chronic Condition
William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, outlines ways athletes with chronic conditions can overcome their illnesses and get the most from their workouts.


August 17, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital’s Medical Director of Infusion Services Discusses Advances in Cancer Therapies with The Philadelphia Inquirer
Lewis J. Rose, MD, FACP, Medical Director of Infusion Services at Nazareth Hospital, discusses advances in personalized cancer treatment and how targeted cancer therapy is beneficial for some patients.


August 13, 2014
Internal Medicine News

Mercy Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Quoted in Article for Internal Medicine News
Dr. Eric Green, program director of the Internal Medicine Residency program, was one of several physician experts from across the nation to comment about the American Board of Internal Medicine’s changes to its maintenance of certification requirements. The article was published in Internal Medicine News.


August 10, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer Examines the Importance of Health Literacy in Philadelphia Inquirer
On Philly.com, Donna Raziano, MD, MBA, FACP offers tips on how adults can maintain a higher level of health literacy.


August 6, 2014
Westside Weekly

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Physicial Therapist Discusses Sciata in Westside Weekly
An article on Relieving Sciate Symptoms, written by MPH Physical Therapist Rich DiGiacomo, Jr., was recently featured in an issue of the Westside Weekly.


August 1, 2014
Nurse.com

Nazareth Hospital Nurse's Achievement Featured in Nurse.com Article
Nazareth Hospital pool nurse Theresa “Terry” Conejo, RN, was recognized for her recent appointment to a second term on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Great Rivers Affiliate board of directors for 2014-2015.


August 2014
Natural Awakenings

Mercy Physician Shares Ways to Get Into Shape in Your 50s with Natural Awakenings
William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, provides some useful tips for those looking to start an exercise program later in life.

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July/August 2014
Coping with Cancer

Nazareth Hospital’s National Cancer Survivors’ Day Event Featured in Coping Magazine
Nazareth Hospital hosted a Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration on June 1, and a photo from the event is featured in the July/August issue of Coping magazine. Coping is a national publication for people with cancer and their loved ones. Nazareth Hospital’s Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration was part of the annual National Cancer Survivors’ Day that is celebrated across the U.S. in June.


July 27, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Cardiac Surgeon Discusses Heart Valve Disease in Philadelphia Inquirer
Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Steven Weiss recently discussed the many causes of heart valve disease in a Health Q&A published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


July 22, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Hospitals' Recent US News & World Report Best Hospital Ranking Featured in Delaware County Daily Times
The Delaware County Daily Times recently published an article highlighting US News & World Report's recent recognition of Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia and Nazareth Hospitals as Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia region.


July 22, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County Daily Times Features Article on Mercy Fitzgerald's Recent Wound Care Center of Excellence Award
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Wound Center of Excellence award is highlighted in a recent article published by the Delaware County Daily Times.


July 21, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Podiatrist Discusses Hyperbarics in Philadelphia Inquirer
Mercy Wound Care expert Dr. Joseph Rondeau explains how hyperbaric therapy can help wound health in this Health Q&A published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


July 16, 2014
U.S. News and World Report

Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Nazareth Hospital Named a Best Hospitals by US News and World Report
Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, together as Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC), have once again been recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report. MCMC joins Nazareth Hospital in the top 23 list (out of 96 hospitals in the metro area). MCMC was also recognized for high-performance in the specialty area of urology. Nazareth Hospital was recognized as a high-performer in neurology and neurosurgery.


July 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Breast Surgeon Discusses Clinical Trials in the Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured a Q&A on clinical trials that was answered by Mercy Breast Surgeon Dr. Archit Naik.


July 10, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Chief Financial Officer Named Philadelphia Business Journal’s CFO of the Year
On July 10, Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE CFO Samuel D’Antonio was named the 2014 “CFO of the Year” by the Philadelphia Business Journal at the publication’s annual CFO of the Year Awards ceremony.

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July 9, 2014
FacilitiesNet

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Director of Plant Operations Discusses the Hospital's Steps to Energy Efficieny in Article by FacilitiesNet
In a recent article by FacilitiesNet, Mercy Philadelphia Director of Plant Operations Gerald Moyer discussed the initial steps taken by Mercy Philadelphia Hospital in order to attain energy-efficieny and an Energy Star designation by the EPA.


July 9, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Director of Emergency Department Discusses Risks Associated with Summer Acitivities in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Dr. Anthony Mazzeo, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital was recently featured in an article by the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he discusses some of the health risks associated with summer-time activities.


July 1, 2014
Construction+Operations News

Mercy Hospitals Featured by HC&O News for Embracing Energy Efficiency in Philadelphia
Three Mercy Health System hospitals (Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Nazareth Hospital) were recognized for using energy-efficient methods that have helped the city of Philadelphia make the EPA’s list of the top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star–certified buildings in 2013.


July 1, 2014
Catholic Health Association

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Director of Marketing Communications Named Emerging Leader by CHA
Taryn Duckett, Director of Marketing Communications for Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE, is the recipient of the Catholic Health Association of the United States 2014 Tomorrow’s Leader award, which recognizes the remarkable contributions of distinguished individuals for their efforts to further the mission of the Catholic health care ministry in the future.


July 2014
OR Nurse 2014

Nazareth Hospital's Director of Perioperative Services Authors Piece for OR Nurse 2014
Lorraine Bigony, MSN, RN, CNOR, ONC, Director of Perioperative Services, wrote an informative feature that discusses the benefits of certification, how to prepare and if receiving certification is the right step professionally and personally.


June 24, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald's Medical Director of Emergency Department Offers Summer Safety Tips in Delaware County Daily Times Article
Dr. Anthony Mazzeo, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital offered some helpful tips to keep individuals and families safe throughout the summer season in an article published by the Delaware County Daily Times.


June 22, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Emergency Department Director Outlines Stroke Signs, Symptoms in Philadelphia Inquirer Article
George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine for Nazareth Hospital, writes why it is important to get emergency care at a hospital for a stroke. Dr. Hobbib tells what a stroke is, what symptoms you should look for if you suspect you or a loved one may be having a stroke, and a simple way to identify stroke symptoms.


June 19, 2014
Advance for Nurses

Nazareth Hospital Nurse Authors Blog Post on Avoiding Salt for Advance for Nurses
Nazareth Hospital Pool Nurse Theresa “Terry” Conejo, RN, writes on the dangers of consuming too much salt and some inventive ways to keep track of your daily sodium intake. In her blog post, Terry discusses the different foods you may be surprised to find salt, how eating too much sodium can hurt your overall health and some new smartphone apps that make it possible to track your daily consumption.


June 11, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE CFO Nominated for Philadelphia Business Journal Award
Samuel D’Antonio, Chief Financial Officer for Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE, has been named a finalist for the 2014 Philadelphia Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards. D’Antonio was recently featured on the publication’s website for consistently increasing revenue for Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE since 2002.


June 8, 2014
Al Día

Freshmen Making a Difference at the Mercy LIFE Program
Sixteen year-old Angie Ortíz started her first job at Mercy LIFE and used her bicultural identity as a tool for success. Learn more about Angie’s journey in the Al Día newspaper.

Spanish version: ‘Freshman’ hace la diferencia en ‘seniors’

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June 3, 2014
Daily Local News

Daily Local News Recognizes Mercy Chief Paramedic for Spearheading Delaware County’s First Community Paramedicine Program
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Director of Pre-Hospital Services and Chief Paramedic Larry Smythe, Jr. was recently recognized by Daily Local Times for his work in creating Delaware County's first Community Paramedicine Program.


June 1, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Physician Offers Tips to Prevent Falls to The Philadelphia Inquirer
Stuart A. Scherr, MD, Medical Director of the Balance Program at Nazareth Hospital's Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance, offers tips to prevent falls on different surfaces, including carpet and sand.


June/July 2014
Montgomery County Women's Journal

Mercy Suburban Hospital Surgeon Explains That Bariatric Surgery Isn't An Easy Way Out in June/July Edition of Montgomery County Women’s Journal
Keith A. Kreitz, MD, Bariatric Surgeon with Mercy Suburban Hospital, debunks the misconceptions about bariatric surgery and tells what leads patients to have the life changing operation. Karen Mellon, BSN, RN, GI Nurse Navigator, is featured in the publication's Women in Profile section.


May 27, 21014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy EMS Celebrate 30 Years of Service to the Community
Established at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in 1984, Mercy EMS recently celebrated 30 years of service to the community.


May 27, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Urologist Discusses Warning Signs of Kidney Stones in Delaware County Daily Times
Mercy Urologist Dr. Noah May discusses the warning signs and and increased risk of kidney stones during the summer months in a recent article published in the Healthy Times section of the Delaware County Daily Times.


May 21, 2014
Delco Times

Mercy LIFE Celebrates New Trailblazing Adult Day Center
On May 21, the Mercy LIFE program celebrated the Dedication and Blessing Ceremony of Valley View, its fourth continuing care center located on the historic Elwyn campus in Delaware County. The facility provides services to a community comprised of ‪‎Deaf seniors, some of whom are also blind, making Mercy LIFE the first Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in the United States to offer this category of specialized care.


May 18, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Pulmonologist Explains How Chest Pain Isn't Always Heart Related
Nazareth Hospital Pulmonologist Mark Benjamin, MD, discusses a medical case where a patient's chest pain was not a cardiac episode, but a pulmonary one.


May 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Urologist: Beware of Kidney Stones In The Summer
Mercy Urologist Dr. Noah May explains why hotter temperatures often mean an increased risk of kidney stones in this article published in the May 11th issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


May 10, 2014
Nurse.com

Nazareth Hospital Nurse Tells Nurse.com What She Enjoys About Being a Nurse
Nazareth Hospital nurse Lauren McDonnell, BSN, RN, talks about what she enjoys about being a nurse and what qualities a good nurse should possess.


May 8, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Urologist Advises Prostate Screenings Can Save Lives
Mercy Urologist Dr. Noah May made headlines by advising men to get prostate screenings. The article can be found here, and was printed in several papers, including the Delaware County Daily Times, The Mercury, Times Herald, The Reporter and Daily Local News.

A short video is also available here.


May 7, 2014
CBS Philly

The Mercy LIFE Program Hosts High School Students for Work-Study Program
The Mercy LIFE North Hancock Adult Day Center hosted students from Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School for their Work-Study program during the 2013-2014 school year. The program places college-ready students in professional environments that align well with their career interests. KYW 1060 interviewed the center’s Recreational Therapy Supervisor, the students, and participants to learn how the program has been a golden opportunity for everyone involved.

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May 2014
Fox Chase/Rockledge Life

Nazareth Hospital's Infusion Suite Dedication and Blessing Featured in May Edition of Fox Chase/Rockledge Life
Nazareth Hospital’s Infusion Suite dedication and blessing was featured in Fox Chase/Rockledge Life. The article talks about the new space and the hospital’s affiliation with the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network.


May 2014
Fox Chase/Rockledge Life

Nazareth Hospital's Stroke Coordinator Discusses Sign and Symptoms of Stroke in May Fox Chase/Rockledge Life
Ann O’Neill, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator for Nazareth Hospital, outlines the signs and symptoms of a stroke, and what steps you can take to prevent one from happening.


April 28, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Physical Therapist Discusses Treatment for Lower Back Pain in Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published a Q&A with Mercy Fitzgerald Physical Therapist Matt Petruccelli, who discussed treatment options for lower back pain.


April 13, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth Hospital Cardiologist Discusses Heart Attack Symptoms in Women with Philadelphia Inquirer
Swarna Bheemreddy, MD, physician with Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, penned an article for The Philadelphia Inquirer on the types of symptoms women may experience if they are having a heart attack.


April 11, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy LIFE CEO Talks “Bringing Mercy to the Elderly” and More in Philadelphia Business Journal
Carol Quinn, CEO of Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE, was recently featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal to talk about the Mercy LIFE program’s expansion into Delaware County, her optimism about the future of healthcare, and more.


April 7, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Inquirer Publishes Article about Mercy Fitzgerald's Successful ICU Sleep Protocol
In an article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dr. Dominic Valentino describes the success of Mercy Fitzgerald's ICU sleep protocol in reducing delirium in patients and shortening their hospital stays.


April 6, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Inquirer Features Article Written by Mercy Philadelphia Physical Therapist Rich DiGiacomo
Mercy Philadelphia Physical Therapist Rich DiGiacomo wrote an article, “Treatment options for pain of sciatica,” that was published in the April 6th Health Section of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


April 4, 2014
Southwest Globe Times

Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Ronald Concha-Parra Featured in Southwest Globe Times Article
The newest Mercy GI physician, Dr. Ronald Concha-Parra, was featured in an article published by the Southwest Globe Times.


April 1, 2014
Nurse.com

Nazareth Hospital's Endoscopy Department Recognition Featured in Nurse.com
Nazareth Hospital's Endoscopy Department was honored for achieving the Gold — Highest Patient Satisfaction Score and Silver — Most Improved Patient Satisfaction Award for the third quarter from CHE/Trinity Health.


April 2014
Fox Chase/Rockledge Life

Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Yasser Khoudeir Featured in April Edition of Fox Chase/Rockledge Life Magazine
Yasser Khoudeir, MD, FACP, physician with Mercy Primary Care at Cottman, outlines how patients can take an active role in their health and well-being.

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March 24, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Inquirer Publishes Medical Mystery Article Written by Mercy Fitzgerald Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. William McNamee
Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. William McNamee wrote an article published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which he solved a mystery of how a patient’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease seemed to have happened overnight.


March 20, 2014
Facility Care Magazine

Mercy Philadelphia Director of Plant Operations Jerry Moyer Featured in Article Published by Facility Care Magazine
In an article published by Facility Care Magazine, Director of Plant Operations Jerry Moyer discusses Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's success in being recognized as an environmentally-friendly and Energy Star-designated facility.


March 20, 2014
6abc

6ABC Spreads the Word About Mercy Philadelphia's Manicure and Mammogram Event on March 22
6ABC is helping to spread the word about Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's free manicure with a screening mammogram event taking place on Saturday, March 22nd.


March 19, 2014
The Northeast Times

Nazareth Hospital Infusion Suite Dedication Featured in The Northeast Times
Nazareth Hospital’s Infusion Suite March 3 dedication and blessing was featured in The Northeast Times. The article talks about the new space and the hospital’s affiliation with the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network.


March 19, 2014
South Philadelphia Life

Mercy LIFE Program Recognized for its “Mercy, Comfort & Safety” in South Philadelphia Life Magazine
Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) is featured in the March 2014 edition of South Philadelphia Life magazine, which highlighted the program’s medical, health and social services in a multi-page spread.


March 2014
Fox Chase/Rockledge Life

Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Joel D. Neuman Featured in March Edition of Fox Chase/Rockledge Life Magazine
Joel D. Neuman, MD, Interventional Radiologist and Vein Specialist for Nazareth Hospital, talks about how you can treat vein troubles with the Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital.


March 2, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Physician Shares Why 55 Isn't Too Late to Get In Shape with Philadelphia Inquirer
William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, explains why it is not too late to get into shape, even if you are older.


February 25, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County Daily Times Focuses on Mercy Fitzgerald's Physical and Occupational Therpists Helping Patients Recover from Weather-Related Injuries
MFH Physical Therapist Matt Petruccelli describes how physical and occupational therapists have been helping patients recover from slips, falls, and other weather-related injuries. The article also features a quote from Chief Paramedic Larry Smythe.


February 25, 2014
Westside Weekly

Mercy Cardiologist Dr. David Addley Talks Chest Pain In Article Published by the Westside Weekly
Mercy Cardiologist Dr. David Addley’s article, Don’t Ignore Chest Pain, has been picked up by several papers, including the Delaware County Daily Times, Westside Weekly and Chester/Community Spirit newspapers.


Westside Weekly

Mercy Philadelphia's Expanded Walk-In Screening Mammograms Services Featured in Westside Weekly

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital has made it more convenient for busy women to get their mammograms by now offering Walk-In Screening Mammograms on two days: Every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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February 12, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Vice President of Mission Integration Shares Incredible Story of Survival in Article by Delaware County Daily Times
MFH's Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Donna Wattor recently shared her story of miraculously surviving a heart attack and describes the wonderful care she received at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.


February 11, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County Daily Times Publishes Note From Grateful Family Thanking Mercy Fitzgerald Staff
A grateful family wrote a note of thanks to the Emergency and SICU staff who took great care of their loved one. The note was published in a recent issue of the Delaware County Daily Times.


February/March 2014
Montgomery County Women's Journal

Mercy Cardiologist Featured in February/March Edition of Montgomery County Women’s Journal
William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, shares five ways women can improve their cardiovascular health.


February 10, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Cardiologist David Addley Discusses Chest Pain Symptoms in Philadelphia Inquirer
Mercy Cardiologist Dr. David Addley explains the difference between heart attack symptoms and indigestion in an article recently published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


February 4, 2014
Nurse.com

Nazareth Hospital DAISY Award Recipient Featured in Nurse.com
Ticora Marable, BSN, RN, of the Sixth Floor Transitional Care Unit, was featured in a Nurse.com article recognizing her for receiving the DAISY Award in the fourth quarter.


February 4, 2014

The Delco Times Gives Insight into Mercy LIFE Program & Recent Expansion into Delaware County
The Mercy LIFE program was recently featured in The Delaware County Daily Times highlighting the program’s expansion into Delaware County. The article also features interviews with Mercy LIFE & Mercy Home Health CEO Carol Quinn and Recreation Therapy Supervisor Caitlin Gunnells.


February 3, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Pulmonologist Ajay Pillai, MD Featured in a Q&A Article Published by the Philadelphia Inquirer
Pulmonologist Dr. Ajay Pillai reiterates the importance of receiving a flu shot in a Q&A published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


February 2014
Conshohocken Life

Mercy's Dr. William Strimel Featured in February Edition of Conshohocken Life Magazine
William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, gives five tips to help to stop heart disease long before it develops.


February 2014
Fox Chase/Rockledge Life

Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Swarna Bheemreddy Featured in February Edition of Fox Chase/Rockledge Life Magazine
Swarna Bheemreddy, MD, physician with Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, shares her insight on how to develop good heart health.


January 28, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

MCMC Cancer Imaging Specialist Dr. Oleg Teytelboym Featured in Delaware County Daily Times
MCMC Cancer Imaging Specialist Dr. Oleg Teytelboym was featured in an article about the Healthy Lung Program in the special Healthy Times section of the Delaware County Daily Times.


January 28, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Clinical Nutrition Manager Melissa Barry Featured in Delaware County Daily Times
Clinical Nutrition Manager Melissa Barry provides tips on how to maintain a healthy weight loss plan and how to cut calories in an article featured in the Healthy Times section of the Delaware County Daily Times.


January 27, 2014
CBS Philly

MFH Director of Pre-Hospital Services and Chief Paramedic Larry Smythe Discusses the Hospital's New Community Paramedicine Program on CBS Philly
Director of Pre-Hospital Services and Chief Paramedic Larry Smythe recently discussed Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's new Community Paramedicine Program in which paramedics make follow-up visits to homes of discharged patients to ensure they are on the right path to healing and recovery.


January 27, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy ENT Specialist Dr. Max Ghaderi Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Discussing Salt-water and Sore Throats
Dr. Max Ghaderi, ENT Specialist at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, has the answer to the question of whether gargling with salt-water really helps to soothe a sore throat. To read the article, click here.


January 20, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Dietician Provides Weight Loss Tips in Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer once again called on MFH Clinical Nutrition Manager Melissa Barry to answer a reader’s question about practical nutrition and weight loss tips. Click on the above header to read Melissa’s expert advice.

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January 17, 2014
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Featured in Delaware County Daily Times Regarding Availability of Psychiatric Beds
Mercy Fitzgerald was asked to comment in an article about the availability of psychiatric beds in Pennsylvania. MHS CEO and Senior VP of Acute Services Kathy Conallen was quoted in the article, as published in the Delaware County Daily Times.


January 13, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Radiologist Dr. Oleg Teytelboym Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer
An article contributed by Radiologist Dr. Oleg Teytelboym, “Long-time smokers should get lung CT,” was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The article mentions how Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals now offer affordable lung cancer screenings through the new Healthy Lung Program.


January 8, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy LIFE Expands Throughout Delaware County
Mercy Health System has expanded its Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program throughout Delaware County. The program’s expansion was recently approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


January 6, 2014

Seniors Stay Independent at Mercy LIFE
In the January issue of South Philadelphia Life Magazine, the Mercy LIFE program offers seniors suggestions on how to have a successful year with three resolutions that encourage a healthy, active and engaged lifestyle.


January 3, 2014
CBS Philly

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Executive Director Susan Cusack Speaks to CBS Philly
Mercy Philadelphia's Executive Director Susan Cusack recently answered some questions for Let's Get to Work Philadelphia about how earning several degress has helped her achieve success.


January 1, 2014
The Northeast Times

Nazareth Hospital DAISY Award Recipient Featured in The Northeast Times
Ticora Marable, BSN, RN, of the Sixth Floor Transitional Care Unit, was featured in a Northeast Times article recognizing her for receiving the DAISY Award in the fourth quarter.


January 2014
Fox Chase/Rockledge Life

Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Thomas Metkus Featured in January Edition of Fox Chase/Rockledge Life Magazine
Thomas Metkus, MD, physician with at Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, shares three simple ways to lead a happier, healthier life in 2014.

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2013

December 30, 2013
Philly.com

Mercy Philadelphia Surgeon Dr. Leon Clarke Featured on Philly.com
In an article published by Philly.com, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Surgeon Dr. Leon Clarke explains why hernia can keep coming back and how they can be fixed.


December 22, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Physical Therapist Ann Driscoll Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article on improving balance and falls. The article was contributed by one of our physical therapists – Ann Driscoll.


December 19, 2013
QSR Magazine

Mercy EMS' Larry Smyther Featured in QSR Magazine
QSR Magazine, the leading source of information for quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants, recently interviewed Larry Smythe, director of pre-hospital services at Mercy Fitzgerald. Larry talks about CPR and other types of training for restaurant workers on how to handle medical emergencies. Read more here.


December 17, 2013
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Clinical Nutrition Manager Featured in Delaware County Daily Times' Healthy Times Section
Mercy Fitzgerald's Clinical Nutrition Manager Melissa Barry once again gives helpful advice on managing diabetes during holiday celebrations.


December 10, 2013
Fox News

Nazareth Hospital’s Dr. Ted Eisenberg Interviewed by Fox News
Nazareth Hospital’s Ted Eisenberg, DO, and his wife, Joyce, were recently interviewed by Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez. The interview focused on the Eisenberg’s book, “The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths.”

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December 8, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Answers Question about Handling Grief during the Holidays on Philly.com
Dr. Donna Raziano answers the question, “Why are anxiety, depression, and other mixed emotions so common during holidays?” in the newspaper’s weekly column.


December 5, 2013

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Gospel Choir Members Interviewed for Article by Catholic Health World
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Suzanne Gallagher, RSM and choir members Linda Purnell and Jan Jackson were recently interviewed by Catholic Health World for an article spotlighting hospital Choirs. Mercy Philadelphia was one of a select group of hospitals featured in the article which will appear in the December 15th issue. To view a video of MPH's Gospel Choir in performance, click here.


November 29, 2013
Advance for Nurses

Carol Quinn of Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE named Health Care CEO of the Year
Carol Quinn, MSN, BSN, RN, CEO of Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE, was named the 2013 Healthcare CEO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Quinn is the first woman to receive the honor.


November 21, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Raziano, Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer, Gives Insight on Distinguishing the Differences between Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Dr. Donna Raziano explains the variations among Alzheimer’s, Dementia and having a “senior moment.”


November 20, 2013
University City Review

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Featured in Latest Issue of University City Review
The University City Review has run an article about Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s recent Patient Safety Award for their successful antimicrobial stewardship program. Click here to read the article and see a photo of members of the winning team.


November 19, 2013
CBS Philly

CBS Philly: Philadelphia Woman Presented with Mercy LIFE’s Devoted Caregiver Award at Health & Wellness Expo
The Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program recently held its second annual Health & Wellness Expo in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. Mercy LIFE partnered with CBS3 “Talk Philly” host Pat Ciarrocchi to commemorate a deserving caregiver in the region during the event. Learn more about her story on CBS Philly.


November 17, 2013
CBS 3 & Talk Philly

The 2013 Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) Health & Wellness Expo Featured on CBS3 and the CW
CBS3 and the CW cover the 2013 Mercy LIFE Health & Wellness Expo, held on Saturday, November 16, 2013.


November 10, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE Offers Caregiver Advice in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Dr. Donna Raziano lends guidance to a husband who is uncomfortable helping his wife with personal care.


October 30, 2013

Delaware County Daily Times Publishes Article titled 'Suppport Experts Discuss Journey', featuring Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Cancer Care Nurse Navigator Joy Hepkins, RN, OCN
The Delaware County Times was one of several papers across the Philadelphia area who published an article, titled “Support experts discuss journey.” The article is the final installment of a five-part series on breast cancer awareness and features Mercy Fitzgerald Oncology Nurse Navigator Joy Hepkins and our support group. See attached to read the full article.


October 28, 2013
philly.com

Nazareth Hospital’s Diane Robinson, MD, Authors Article for Philadelphia Inquirer on Health Questions Women Are Afraid to Ask Doctor
Dr. Diane Robinson, gynecologist with Mercy Women’s Healthcare at Nazareth Hospital, authored an informative article on health questions women are afraid to ask their doctors for philly.com’s “Check Up” section.

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October 27, 2013
The Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Wins Philadelphia Business Journal’s Patient Safety Award
Philadelphia Business Journal profiles Mercy Philadelphia’s recent win of the Patient Safety Award during during their Annual Healthcare Innovations Awards program.


October 24, 2013
Nurse.com

Nazareth Hospital DAISY Award Recipient Featured on Nurse.com
Lisa Bell, BSN, RN, CCS, of the 5NE\W Telemetry/Medical Surgical Unit, was featured in a Nurse.com article recognizing her for receiving the DAISY Award in the third quarter.


October 22, 2013
The Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy's Nurse Navigation Featured in Healthy Times Article by Delaware County Daily Times
The Delaware County Daily Times recently featured an article in their Healthy Times section on Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Nurse Navigation program and the benefits for cancer patients.


October 22, 2013
The Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County Daily Times Features Article on Mercy Fitzgerald’s Aquatic Therapy Program in their Healthy Times Section
Mercy Fitzgerald’s Aquatic Therapy Program was featured in a recent Healthy Times article, discussing the benefits of warm water and aquatic exercises and it's effect on musculoskeletal disorders.


October 18, 2013
philly.com

Nazareth Hospital’s Diane Robinson, MD, Authors Article for Philadelphia Inquirer on Health Questions Women Are Afraid to Ask Doctor
Dr. Diane Robinson, gynecologist with Mercy Women’s Healthcare at Nazareth Hospital, authored an informative article on health questions women are afraid to ask their doctors for philly.com’s “Check Up” section.


October 10, 2013
University City Review

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Auxiliary Featured in Article by University City Review
The University City Review included an article about Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Auxiliary's support of student volunteer and patient relations programs.


October 9, 2013
Westside Weekly

Westside Weekly Features Article on Successful MCMC Mercy Golf Classic
Familiar Mercy faces—MHS CEO and SVP Kathy Conallen, MPH Administrative Director Susan Cusack, MFH Executive Director Karen Javie and Mercy Hematologist/Oncologist Michael Rachshtut, MD featured in a recent Westside Weekly article on the successful Mercy Golf Classic, which netter $126,000 for Cancer Care.


October 9, 2013
The Northeast Times

Nazareth Hospital DAISY Award Recipient Featured in The Northeast Times
Lisa Bell, BSN, RN, CCS, of the 5NE\W Telemetry/Medical Surgical Unit, was featured in a Northeast Times article recognizing her for receiving the DAISY Award in the third quarter.


October 7, 2013
SmartCEO magazine

Mercy Home Health & Mercy LIFE CEO Shares her Leadership Style in SmartCEO Magazine
Carol Quinn, CEO of Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders), was recently featured in SmartCEO magazine. In the October 2013 edition of the publication, Quinn describes her passionate leadership style and why her approach fits the vision for her team.


October 6, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Women's Tussle with Urine Leak
Dr. Diane Robinson, a gynecologist with Mercy Women Health Care at
Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia, discusses urinary tract leaks in women.


October 2, 2013
University City Review

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Offering Walk-In Screening Mammograms on Thursdays
The University City Review published a story about the Walk-In Screening Mammograms available every Thursday at Mercy Philadelphia. Click the title to read more.


October 2013
South Philadelphia Life Magazine

Mercy LIFE Offers Activities for Seniors
Not only do the seniors at the Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program receive comprehensive health services, but they participate in an array of fun and engaging activities that promotes physical, emotional and mental wellness.


September 30, 2013
The Record

Mercy Bariatrics’ Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra Featured in The Record Discussing Governor Chris Christie’s Weight Loss
Mercy Bariatrics’ Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra was interviewed by The Record, a New Jersey Newspaper, and discussed NJ Governor Chris Christie's progress since having weight loss surgery.

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NBC10

Mercy Bariatrics’ Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra Weighs in on NJ Governor Chris Christie’s Weight Loss Progress on NBC10
Mercy Bariatrics’ Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra was interviewed by NBC10 regarding NJ Governor Chris Christie’s weight loss progress since having gastric band surgery this year.


September 17, 2013
CBS3

Mercy LIFE’s Director of Operations Discusses the Value of Caregivers on CBS 3 Talk Philly
Molly Crumley, Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) Director of Operations, was a featured guest on CBS 3’s Talk Philly to discuss the importance of caregivers taking care of themselves while caring for a loved one and how Mercy LIFE supports caregivers who have family members in the program.


September 12, 2013
6abc

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Urologist Bruce Sloan, MD Discusses a New Study on Low Testosterone on 6ABC
Dr. Bruce Sloane, a urologist at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital met with 6abc’s Ali Gorman to discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone and the importance of having testosterone levels checked in older men.


September 12, 2013
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Breast Imaging Services Featured in Latest Issue of Delaware County Daily Times
Delaware County Daily Times recently devoted a full page article on Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Breast Imaging Services, which featured Dr. Caroline Ho, Dr. Manila Bagherzadeh-Azar and Dr. Dimple Shah.


September 5, 2013
NBC10

Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia’s ENT Specialist Discusses Fall Allergies on NBC10
Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia’s ENT specialist Dr. Max Ghaderi will discuss what’s causing people to suffer from Fall allergies earlier this year, the difference between allergies and other sinus problems, and what you can do to alleviate symptoms.


September 5, 2013
The University City Review

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Successful Medication Management Program Featured in Latest Issue of The University City Review
The University City Review has featured a story about Mercy Philadelphia’s successful efforts in helping patients manage their medications after discharge. This initiative—in partnership with SunRay Drugs, the University of Sciences College of Pharmacy, and Keystone First—has helped lead to a downward trend in hospital readmissions.


September 4, 2013
MinorityNurse.com

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Cancer Care Nurse Navigator Joy Hepkins, RN Spotlighted in MinorityNurse.com Article
Joy Hepkins, RN, Cancer Care Nurse Navigator at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital was recently interviewed by MinorityNurse.com on what led her to become a nurse and what led her to her current role as Nurse Navigator.


September 3, 2013

Mercy LIFE Dietary Manager Shares Best Nutrition Practices for Seniors on CBS 3
Mercy LIFE Dietary Manager Annette Boulden recently visited CBS 3’s Talk Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi to demonstrate how older Americans can prepare healthier, well-balanced meals. Boulden showed viewers how to transform their most beloved recipes, like tuna pasta salad, into effortless, healthful cuisines.


August 31, 2013
Nurse.com

Nazareth Hospital Nursing Excellence Award Recipients Featured on Nurse.com
Four nurses recognized by Nazareth Hospital as winners of its fourth annual Nursing Excellence Awards were featured in a Nurse.com article acknowledging their achievements.


August 27, 2013

Mercy Home Health’s Chief Quality & Compliance Officer Discusses the Importance of Home Care on CBS 3
Martha Sheely, Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE Chief Quality and Compliance Officer, visited CBS 3’s Talk Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi to share Mercy Home Health’s goal to help patients maintain independence in their homes and how the organization successfully prevents hospital readmissions.


August 26, 2013
Volunteer Management Report

The Volunteer Management Report Interviews MPH Volunteer Manager Arlene Davis-Roberts on hospital’s system for evaluating volunteers
Arlene Davis-Roberts, Manager of Volunteer Services was recently featured in the Volunteer Management Report, where she discussed the hospital’s system for evaluating volunteers on a yearly basis and the importance of doing so.


August 20, 2013
NBC 10 Philadelphia

Mercy Cardiology’s William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, Interviewed by NBC 10
Mercy Cardiology’s William J. Strimel, DO, FACC, FACP, was interviewed by NBC 10 reporter Doug Shimell for his insight on Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s recent hospitalization for disorientation and weakness.


August 20, 2013

CBS 3 Interviews Mercy Home Health’s Regional Director about the Telehealth Monitoring Program
Mercy Home Health Regional Director Jayne Green was a featured guest on CBS 3’s Talk Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi to discuss the benefits of Mercy Home Health’s Telehealth Monitoring program and the organization’s historically low hospital readmission rates.

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August 19, 2013

CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi Gets Up Close and Personal with the Mercy LIFE Program
Pat Ciarrocchi of CBS 3’s Talk Philly recently visited the Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) program to chat with Caitlin Gunnells, Recreational Therapy Supervisor of the Broad Street Mercy LIFE Center, to examine the benefits of attending the program and to experience the participants’ activities first-hand. Gunnells discussed the importance of seniors connecting socially with others in addition to being stimulated intellectually and physically.


August 18, 2013
Southwest Globe Times

Women's Imaging Specialist Dr. Caroline Ho and Breast Surgeon Archit Naik Interviewed by Southwest Globe Times Regarding Breast Cancer
MPH Women’s Imaging Specialist Dr. Caroline Ho and MCMC Breast Surgeon Archit Naik provide commentary regarding breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in women of color.


August 2, 2013
Scoop USA Newspaper

Mercy Philadelpha Hosital Physician Urges Action Against Hepatitis C
Scoop USA newspaper recently published an article featuring Gastroenterologist Mervyn Danilewitz, MD as he spoke about the risk of Hepatitis C and the importance of being screened for the disease.


August 2013
Natural Awakenings Magazine

Fear of Falling: Regaining Your Balance

Dr. Stuart Scherr discusses the Balance Program at Nazareth Hospital’s Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance.


August 1, 2013
Southwest Globe Times

Mercy Philadelphia to Host Free Community Lecture on Hepatitis C Awareness and Prevention
Southwest Globe Times features an article on Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s upcoming free lecture on Hepatitis C Awareness and Prevention presented by Gastroenterologist Mervyn Danilewitz, MD.


August 1, 2013
Southwest Globe Times

Southwest Globe Times Publishes Article on Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Sunbeam Volunteer Program
Student Volunteer’s of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Sunbeam Program discuss what being a volunteer is all about.


July 29, 2013
BrandywineRadio.com

Mercy Catholic Medical Center CMO Sharon Carney, MD Interviewed for Delaware County's "Ask the Doctor"
Dr. Sharon Carney, MD, Chief Medical Officer for MCMC was interviewed for Delaware County’s “Ask the Doctor” program, discussing summer and heat-related injuries.


July 24, 2013

Mercy LIFE (Living Indepedently for Elders) on CBS3: Depression in Seniors
Dr. Donna Raziano, MD, MBA, FACP, Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer, was a featured guest on CBS3 Talk Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi to discuss the prevalence and treatment for depression among the senior population and how Mercy LIFE addresses and combats this very common condition.


July 23, 2013
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Expands Breast Cancer Care
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has expanded its breast health services with the recent launch of a multidisciplinary clinic focused on breast cancer patients.


July 15, 2013

Mercy LIFE on 6ABC Action News: Heat Safety for Seniors
Mercy LIFE (Living Independently with Elders) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Donna Raziano talks with 6ABC about the program’s role in keeping seniors cool at their Adult Day Centers during extreme heat. She also speaks to reporter Ali Gorman, R.N. about the dangers of this week’s heat wave for older adults and how to keep them safe in the community.


July 14, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Fighting Ladies of Port Richmond
The Ladies of Port Richmond have given Nazareth Hospital $28,700 over the last three years, which has been used for awareness and education programming.

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July 5, 2013

Philadelphia Works, Local Businesses Commit to Public Workforce
Philadelphia Works recently announced the Philadelphia Jobs Compact, a commitment by local business leaders to hire workers from the city’s public workforce system. David Clark, CEO of Mercy Health System, was the first employer to sign and join the compact to provide job opportunities to local residents.


July 3, 2013
South Philly Review

Mercy LIFE Creates Proud Senior Moments
Mercy LIFE is the first health center in the state to launch the Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents (PEER) program, where enrollees learn their rights, quality of life and care, communication strategies, confidentiality, and cultural diversity.


July 2, 2013

Mercy Home Health's Palliative Care Coordinator Mary Jo Coll Talks to CBS 3 Philly about Advanced Illnesses
Mary Jo Coll, Palliative Care Coordinator at Mercy Home Health, discusses how the palliative care program and the Mercy Home Health team provide a better quality of life for patients facing advanced or life-limiting illnesses.


June 25, 2013
PhillyTrib.com

National Women's Coalition Supports Cancer Center at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
Executives from Mercy Philadelphia Hospital welcomed more than 50 members of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. to the bi-annual rededication ceremony of the Iris V. Henderson Cancer Center.


June 21, 2013
6abc

Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra Interview by 6ABC Regarding AMA’s Decision to Call Obesity a Disease
Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra, Director of the Bariatrics Program at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals discusses the American Medical Association's (AMA) decision to catergorize obesity as a disease.


June 21, 2013

FOX 29’s Sheinelle Jones Talks About Ventral Hernia & Mercy Home Health
Sheinelle Jones of Fox 29 tells her remarkable story about ventral hernia, an abdominal disorder that she developed while pregnant with her twins. She explains the details of her successful surgery and how daily visits from her nurse at Mercy Home Health helped restore her to optimal health.


May 28, 2013
Delaware County Daily Times

Fitz Program Boosts Success After Weight Loss Surgery
Long-time Aldan resident praises Mercy Bariatrics and Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra for helping him lose weight through successful bariatric surgery.


May 28, 2013
Philly Happening Mag

Philly’s Most Happening Hospital Hosts Seminars on Weight Gain After Surgery
Happening List winner for Best Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital hosts free seminars on Weight Gain after Bariatric Surgery, alongside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.


May 28, 2013
Philly Happening Mag

Mercy Philadelphia Voted as Best Hospital in Philadelphia
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital has been voted as the Best Hospital in Philadelphia in Philly Happening’s 2013 Happening's List. Of the five hospitals nominated, MPH won the contest, described as Philly’s People’s Choice competition with 100% voting done by the public.


May 15, 2013
Delaware County News Network

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital to Host Wound Care and Prevention
May is National Older American’s Month, and the healthcare team at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Advanced Wound Care Center is raising awareness on wound prevention and treatment by hosting Wound Care and Prevention on Monday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center, 1503 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby.

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March 23, 2013

12 Health Delusions to Ditch: I Lift Weights, so Osteoporosis isn't a Concern
Nazareth Hospital was mentioned and Dr. Patricia Riley quoted in a slideshow about osteoporosis risk on msn.com’s Healthy Living.


March 11, 2013

Nazareth Hospital Begins DAISY Program, Names First Award Winner
Nurse.com ran an article about Nazareth Hospital’s DAISY Award Program for recognizing extraordinary nurses, and Nazareth’s first DAISY Award recipient, Karen Ackerman.


February 26, 2013
Delaware County Daily Times

New Outpatient Endoscopy Center Opens at Fitz
Facility features state-of-the-art technology that detects and helps treat digestive problems.


February 15, 2013
Delaware County News Network

Mercy Fitzgerald Hosts Special Edition of Dine with the Docs Featuring Chest Pain Q&As
On Tues., Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital will hold a special Dine with the Docs program, “Chest Pain Q&As” featuring cardiologist and heart attack survivor John Blannett, M.D. The event is free and includes a complimentary dinner. Chest Pain Q&As will be held in Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Medical Science Building, Norman N. Cohen, M.D. Auditorium, 1500 Lansdowne Ave., Darby, PA. To register, call 877.GO.MERCY.


February 10, 2013
Times Herald

Dr. Ajay Pillai Featured in Article About Sleep
On the front page of the Living section of the Sunday, February 10 edition of the Times Herald, Dr. Pillai discussed sleep issues and how they can affect people throughout their daily routine.


Delaware County Daily Times

Hundreds Line Up For Free Flu Shots Due to Flu Outbreak

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital experience highest volume of flu-related emergency department visits in over a decade, with over 100 confirmed flu cases as hundreds line up for free flu shots at Penn State Brandywine.


February 2013
Suburban Life Magazine

Dr. Dennis McHugh Discusses How Men and Women Defy Age in a Quest to Stay Fit and Active, Though the Risk of Serious Injury Lingers
Dr. Dennis McHugh was featured in this month's issue of Suburban Life Magazine.


January 13, 2013
Times Herald

Dr. Kelly Cavalli Offers Ways to Stay Healthy During the Cold and Flu Season
Dr. Kelly Cavalli, an internist with Mercy Family Medicine, offers tips for staying healthy in the cold and flu season.


January 2, 2013
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Paramedic Rescues Resident from Burning Home
A Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital paramedic rescued a man as his home burned aflame. Paramedic Pete Bochanski, convinced the man who was standing on the second floor balcony of his burning home, to jump, catching him in his arms. The three-alarm fire destroyed the home and the twin attachment next door. Read more.

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2012

December 21, 2012
Colonial News

Dr. Hany Abdel of Mercy Primary Care at Plymouth Meeting Offers Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
Dr. Hany Abdel of the recently opened Mercy Primary within the Plymouth Meeting Mall discusses ways to remain healthy during the holiday season.


December 17, 2012
Philly.com

Dr. Mervyn D. Danilewitz of Mercy Philadelphia Answers Questions Regarding Beeturia
Dr. Mervyn D. Danilewitz, MD, FACG, AGAF, Chief of Gastroenterology at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital provides expert commentary for questions regarding Beeturia.


December 11, 2012
Philly.com

Mercy Fitzgerald Sleep Expert Featured on Philly.com
Dr. Ajay Pillai, who leads the Sleep Center at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, is featured on Philly.com, and answers questions about snoring.


December 10, 2012

Mercy Fitzgerald Weight Loss Surgery Blesses Local Pastor
Local Pastor praises Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s award-winning Bariatric Surgery Center and discusses his life before and after bariatric surgery.


December 3, 2012

Nazareth Hospital Nurses Praised for Roles in Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Treatment
Nurse.com features Lori Dwyer, CRNP, DNP(c), NP-C, CWCN, and discusses nursing's role in helping Nazareth Hospital become a hospital at the forefront of wound prevention and treatment.


November 15, 2012

Mercy LIFE Celebra el Mes del Cuidador Nacional
Pedro Suárez of Impacto Latin Newspaper covers the 2012 Mercy LIFE Health and Wellness Senior Expo.


November 9, 2012
Philadelphia Business Journal

Eric Green of Mercy Catholic Medical Center Receives Medical Education Innovator Award
Dr. Eric Green, Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, created a new method for helping international medical students communicate with American patients about their care. His findings are slated for publication in a leading medical journal in early 2013.


November 9, 2012
Philadelphia Business Journal

Gerald Moyer of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Receives Sustainability Award
Gerald Moyer, Director of Plant Operations at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, has led hospitalwide efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and improve the energy efficiency of Mercy’s 613,500-foot-square building, which helped it earn an Energy Star rating of 99, the highest possible, from the Environmental Protection Agency for 2011.

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November 5, 2012
Becker's Hospital Review

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Pennsylvania Opens New Infusion Center
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., announced the opening of its new infusion center. The 1,744-square-foot center includes eight private treatment stations for chemotherapy and other infusion therapies.


November 5, 2012
Nurse.com/news

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Opens New Infusion Center
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., recently opened its infusion center for patient care. The Infusion Center features eight private treatment stations for chemotherapy and other infusion therapies, reclining chairs, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and designated free parking for patients.


October 29, 2012
Ben-FM 95.7 Podcast

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is this Sunday and Kathryn Conallen has all the details.


October 23, 2012
Philadelphia Business Journal

New Infusion Center Now Open at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital opened its new Infusion Center for patient care on Octboer 22. The 1,744-square-foot Infusion Center features eight private treatment stations for chemotherapy and other infusion therapies, reclining chairs, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi access, and designated free parking for patients.


October 8, 2012
Philadelphia Business Journal

Winning Innovation Awards
Mercy Health System has won five “2012 Health Care Innovation Awards” from the Philadelphia Business Journal, more than any other hospital system in the Philadelphia region. The awards will be formally awarded on Nov 8, 2012.

The winners from Mercy Health System are:

  • Health Improvement Award: Nancy Cherone, Nazareth Hospital
  • Medical Education Innovator of the Year Award: Eric Green, MD, Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Patient Safety Award: Mercy Home Health
  • Physician MBA of the Year Award: Donna Raziano, Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE
  • Sustainability Award: Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

September 29, 2012
Delco Times

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Cardiac Patient Recounts Visit From Angel
In August, William “Bill” Pitts, a local man from Darby, was reunited with the Mercy Fitzgerald physicians, nurses and EMT personnel who helped save his life after her suffered a cardiac arrest and crashed his tow truck in front of Darby Fire Company #1. Recently, Delco Times did a follow-up interview with Bill, and spoke with him about his recollection of that day. During the interview, Bill shared his memory of being visited by St. Michael the Archangel.


September 24, 2012
Montgomerynews.com

Plymouth Meeting Mall makes room for Mercy Health Center
In between eating lunch at California Pizza Kitchen, buying socks at Boscov’s and grabbing a few grocery items at Whole Foods, shoppers will soon be able to squeeze in a doctor’s visit and even an MRI at Plymouth Meeting Mall.


September 22, 2012

Mercy Health Center to open Plymouth Meeting Mall location

Beginning in October, shoppers at one area mall will be able to stop in at the local health center for a check-up, before hitting the Cinnabon.


September 11, 2012

Nazareth Nursing Director Authors Article in National Journal
Lorraine Bigony, MSN, RN, CNOR, ONC, Director of Perioperative Services at Nazareth Hospital, has authored an article entitled “Is Your Patient Ready for PACU Discharge?” The article appeared in the September 2012 edition of OR Nurse, a national, professional medical journal for nurses who specialize in surgical care.


September 1, 2012

Services Can Help Seniors Stay Home
As people grow older and more frail, more support is needed to enable them to stay in their own homes. Research shows that most would rather remain in their own homes than go to a nursing home.


August 28, 2012

New Mercy Pharmacy Opens at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Mercy Health System officially opened the doors to a new retail pharmacy in the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center, on Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s campus, during a special ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony.


August 2, 2012
CBS 3 Philly

Elderly Man Meets Rescuers For First Time In Emotional Reunion After Mercy Fitzgerald Team Saved His Life

Bill Pitts began to go into cardiac arrest in front of Darby Fire Company 1 where a paramedic and an EMT were on duty. They got to him right away and rushed him to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where they saved his life. Watch the video and read of this happy reunion.


March 1, 2012
American Journal of Cardiology, Volume 109, Issue 5 , Pages 774-775

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor Angioedema: The Silent Epidemic
James R. Roberts, MD, Chair, Emergency Department, Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, Jena J. Lee, BS, Deborah A. Marthers, RN.

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