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Published on September 16, 2014

Mercy Golf Classic Raises $105,000 for Cancer Care Programs

Check presentationMercy Fitzgerald Hospital (MFH) and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (MPH) hosted the 20th Annual Mercy Golf Classic on Monday, September 15, raising $105,000 in proceeds directly benefiting the Mercy Cancer Care programs at both hospitals. Nearly 100 golfers participated in the event, held at the prestigious Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square.

“This year’s distinguished Mercy Golf Classic celebrated two decades of supporting live-saving cancer services at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals”, said Kathryn Conallen, Golf Classic co-chair and Mercy Health System CEO and Senior Vice President of Acute Care Operations. “We are truly grateful for the support of our sponsors, whose generosity year after year, continues to help sustain and expand our ongoing efforts of providing the latest in cancer care to those within our community.”

Over the years, the Golf Classic has attracted numerous sponsors whose support has helped successfully raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. This year, Premier Partners included Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and Stevens & Lee while Crothall Healthcare, Inc. and Healthcare Receivable Specialists, Inc. were Platinum Sponsors.

The comprehensive Mercy Cancer Care program provides vital cancer programs including screenings, education and support groups, in addition to advanced diagnostics and imaging, the latest in treatment options, a multidisciplinary approach to care, care coordination by specially-trained nurse navigators, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, minimally invasive surgery, access to genetic counseling, rehabilitation, wound care, and Spiritual Counseling.

For more information about Mercy Cancer Care, visit

For more information about the Mercy Golf Classic and supporting Mercy Cancer Care, contact Cathy Judge Cardillo at 610.567.5319 or


Photo Caption: (From left to right: Mercy Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Michael Rachshtut, Executive Director of MFH/MPH Susan Cusack and MHS CEO and Senior Vice President of Acute Care Operations Kathryn Conallen are presented with a check for $105,000 benefitting the Mercy Cancer Care programs at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals.)

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