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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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 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.

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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’


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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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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