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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 Surgeon Discusses Peripheral Vascular Disease
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

MFH Nurse Shares Passion for Liberian Clinic Creation
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

Benefits of Smartphone Health Apps, Wearable Devices
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.

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July 28, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nazareth’s ED Director 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

Summer Safety Tips
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 Physician Authors Article on Immune System Health
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 Clinicians Provide Diabetes Insight
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’s Geriatric Oncologist Outlines How to Reduce Age-Related Cancer Risks
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.


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.

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June 21, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Fitzgerald 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 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 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

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

Nazareth Physical Therapist Shares Balance Tips
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
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.

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May 26, 2015
Delaware County Daily Times, FunTimes Magazine

Mercy Fitzgerald 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 ED Director Explains Stroke Warning Signs, Symptoms
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

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 Gastroenterologist Highlights New Hemorrhoid Treatment
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 Gastroenterologist Discusses Colon Cancer Symptoms
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.


Spring 2015
The Chamber Times

Nazareth’s Terrie Cannon Recognized 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.

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May 2015
Main Line Today

Mercy Fitzgerald Colleagues Named Healthcare Heroes
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 Physician Gives Simple Tips to Get Healthy
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 Colleague called 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 Clinician Provides Balance Tips in Guide to Retirement Living
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

MHH & Mercy LIFE CFO Featured in SmartCEO 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 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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

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

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March 28, 2015
Ahora Si

Mercy Cardiologist Speaks to Spanish-Speaking Community About Heart Disease
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

Importance of Health Screenings for Women
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.


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 Nephrologist Explains Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Disease
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

Diane Robinson Discusses Endometriosis Signs and Treatment Options
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’s Diane Robinson Explains Why Postmenopausal Care is Vital
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 Talks About Carbon Monoxide Detection
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.

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January 28, 2015
The Spirit of the River Wards

Nazareth’s Terrie Cannon Recognized 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's Dr. Metkus Explains Why Shoveling Snow Stresses the Heart
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.


January 19, 2015
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy Urologist Explains Bladder Cancer's Causes and Risk
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published a Q&A written by Urologist 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 
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
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’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’s ED Director Tells 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, underwent 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 Cardiologist Discusses Cold Weather and Heart Attacks
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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