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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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2017

December 13, 2017
The Chester Spirit

Mercy lights its tree
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby helped ring in the holiday season by hosting its Annual Live Nativity and Tree Lighting.


December 10, 2017
NBC10

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital sports medicine physician discusses ACL injuries
Dr. Michael Yang, sports medicine physician at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, discusses knee injuries in professional athletes, after Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz’s on-field injury.


December 5, 2017
6ABC, NBC10

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Christmas tree lighting
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s tree lighting was aired live on NBC10 at 5 p.m. It was also featured in the 5 p.m. 6abc broadcast.


December 3, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Q&A: Why do I need a complete blood count?
Dr. Bertha’s Q&A on having a complete blood count during a physical ran in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


November 28, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Foot ulcers are among the most dangerous complications of diabetes
Nazareth Hospital’s Dr. Steven Wilbraham talks about how to prevent diabetic foot ulcers in The Philadelphia Inquirer's Health & Science section.


November 26, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Common misconceptions about the flu shot
Dr. Helen Thorpe, medical director, Mercy Physician Network, answers a Q&A about flu shots in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


November 21, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer, philly.com

Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer Discusses Caregiver Burnout
Donna Raziano, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Mercy LIFE, discusses the emotional and physical toll caregivers can face and how to identify and manage signs of caregiver burnout.


November 17, 2017
6ABC, Delco Times

Mercy LIFE Holds Fall Fashion Show
Mercy LIFE Sharon Hill held its Second Annual Fall Fashion Show on Friday, November 17. The event, which demonstrated the enriched recreational therapy program at Mercy LIFE, was captured by 6ABC Action News and Delco Times.


November 13, 2017
Fox29, 6ABC and CBS3

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner presents check to Mercy Cancer Center
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel presented the Mercy Cancer Center with a check for $22,500, raised from the sale of pink breast cancer awareness t-shirts. Susan Croushore was also interviewed by Fox29. The story also aired on 6ABC and CBS3.


November 5, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Q&A: How does stress negatively affect my health?
Dr. Aja Jackson-DeVose answers questions about stress and its affects on health in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


November 1, 2017
Northeast Times

Street outside NE hospital dedicated to late doctor
Nazareth Hospital named the intersection of Fairfield Street and Hospital Driveway, "Dr. Angelo DiBello Place."


October 26, 2017
Philly Voice

For Delco nurse and pageant competitor, beauty is more than just skin deep
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital RN Radhika Patel was featured in this week’s “The Doctor Is Out” column in Philly Voice.


October 24, 2017
Philadelphia Business Journal

Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE Senior VP in People on the Move
Dan Drake, Senior Vice President, Continuing Care at Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE has been named on the People on the Move list. Dan joined the organization in September and he will lead Mercy Home Health, which delivers care to more than 33,000 new patients in Southeastern Pennsylvania annually, and Mercy LIFE, which serves more than 1,200 seniors in the region.


October 20, 2017
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital recognized for acute rehab program
CARF International has accredited Nazareth for a period of three years for its Acute Rehabilitation Program. It is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation Nazareth’s program has received.

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Fall 2017
Delaware County Regional News

All-in-One Heart Healthcare at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Heart care at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital was the cover story in the fall issue of the Delaware County Regional News. The article emphasizes that county residents need not go far to receive comprehensive, compassionate heart care in one convenient location.


September 27, 2017
UC Review

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Displays 100-Year-Old Time Capsule
The UC Review covered Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's “100 Years of Mercy” cornerstone celebration event.


September 22, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Q&A: Why do I wake up so frequently to urinate?
Nazareth Hospital urologist Dr. Richard Charney’s Q&A article on the causes and effects of nocturia ran in the Health section of The Philadelphia Inquirer.


September 21, 2017
6ABC Action News

Mercy LIFE Featured in Art of Aging Segment
6ABC Action News Anchor Tamala Edwards explores PACE (Programs for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly) and Mercy LIFE’s medical and social services.


September 17, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Several screening options available for detecting colorectal cancers
Dr. Lichtenstein is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer with a Q&A on screening options for colorectal cancers.


September 12, 2017
The Philadelphia Tribune

Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Phila. hospitals earn accreditation
The Philadelphia Tribune printed news of Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals' ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation for stereotactic breast biopsy.


September 8, 2017
Westside Weekly

Mercy LIFE Hires Three New Geriatric Care Physicians
New doctors to provide medical care to participants ages 55+ at Mercy LIFE in Sharon Hill and West Philadelphia.


September 8, 2017
Westside Weekly

Hernias: Dine With The Docs Series
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Dine with the Docs event on Hernias was promoted in this issue of Westside Weekly.


September 2, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Her heart is in health care
Theresa Conejo, RN, a nurse at Nazareth Hospital, featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer after winning her fifth American Heart Association award for “2017 Healthcare Volunteer of the Year.”


August 13, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer

Mercy LIFE Chief Medical Officer Featured in Incontinence Q&A
Dr. Raziano, Chief Medical Officer for Mercy LIFE, recently wrote a Q&A discussing incontinence in the aging population and how to combat it.


July 27, 2017
UC Review

Mercy Health System earns prestigious “Living the Vision” 2017 HAP Award
The UC Review and Philly Free Press published an article about Mercy Health System earning the Living the Vision Award from the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania.


July 17, 2017
Bensalem Times, Northeast Times, Bristol Times

Have a Heart
Theresa Conejo, RN, a nurse at Nazareth Hospital, receives fifth American Heart Association award for “2017 Healthcare Volunteer of the Year.”


July 2, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

What can I do to help build bone mass as I age?
Dr. Helen Thorpe, medical director of Primary Care Services at Mercy Physician Network, answers questions about bone mass and aging in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


Summer 2017
DelCo Regional News

Be proactive this summer to help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Dr. William McNamee was featured in the Q2 issue of the Delaware County Regional News “Travel, Tourism & Entertainment” issue. Dr. McNamee provides readers with proactive tips to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.


June 29, 2017
Delaware County Daily Times

Mercy Fitzgerald is the first hospital in state to use new stent
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Dr. John Finley was featured in the Delaware County Daily Times, for effectively implanting the first Medtronic Resolute Onyx Drug-Eluting Stent in the state, a new cardiovascular stent designed to treat patients who have extra-large blood vessels.


June 28-July 4, 2017
The Chester Spirit

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital now collecting meds
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s MedSafe dispensary was featured in the June 28-July 4 issue of The Spirit. The article highlights the hospital’s dedication to help prevent abuse of prescribed opioids.

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June 27, 2017
The Philadelphia Tribune

Mercy Health System CEO gets award for leadership
Susan Croushore, president and CEO of Mercy Health System, was recognized by HAP as the 2017 Pennsylvania Grassroots Champion Award recipient.


June 9, 2017
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital recognized by the AHA
The Philadelphia Tribune published the announcement of Nazareth’s receiving the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.


June 7, 2017
The Northeast Times

Doctor Honored at Nazareth Hospital
The Northeast Times published Nazareth Hospital’s announcement of Dr. Lewis J. Rose winning the Dr. Stanley J. Skromak Award at the annual Doctor’s Day celebration.


May 26, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Q&A: What is causing sweet-smelling urine?
Dr. Melissa Bertha, a family medicine specialist at Mercy Primary Care at Roosevelt Boulevard, answers this question in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


May 12, 2017
Southwest Globe Times

Warning Signs of Stroke - Think F.A.S.T.
An article titled Warning Signs of Stroke - Think F.A.S.T., by Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Stroke Facilitator Lynn Rinylo was printed in the Southwest Globe Times.


May 3, 2017
Northeast Times

Nazareth stroke program recertified
The Northeast Times mentioned Nazareth Hospital’s recent recertification in stroke care.


April 30, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

How to avoid — and ease — pelvic pain
Dr. Sabina Sharmeen answers a Q&A about pelvic pain in the Sunday edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.


April 30, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

A host of issues that wouldn’t go away
Dr. Gul Madison walks us through a Medical Mystery in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


April 28, 2017
Southwest Globe Times

Discovering Breast Cancer Earlier and Easier
Dr. Karen Kish was featured in a 3-D mammography article that ran in today’s issue of the Southwest Globe Times.


April 23, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Your blood pressure numbers
Dr. Melissa Bertha answers questions about what your blood pressure numbers mean in a Q&A in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


April 12, 2017
CBS3 Eyewitness News

Mercy LIFE Unveils Mural Honoring Those Who Have Passed
Mercy LIFE unveiled a mural that was painted by center participants as a space to pray for passed love ones and reflect on life. The mural represents the importance of community at Mercy LIFE North Hancock.


April 2017
Delaware County Regional News

Educating the community on managing chronic disease
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Dr. Martin O’Riordan, the Chronic Disease Management Committee and the Dine with the Docs program were featured in the spring issue of the Delaware County Regional News. The article highlights the hospital’s efforts to educate the community on managing chronic diseases.


April 4, 2017
Philadelphia Business Journal

How Nazareth made its ER more senior-friendly
Nazareth Hospital’s multiple efforts to support its aging population was featured in an online article in the Philadelphia Business Journal. The article quotes Nancy Cherone and Lindsay Lion and also highlights the new senior-friendly emergency department amenities.


April 1, 2017
DelCo Daily Times

Mercy Me
I want to say what a great job Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital has been doing the last couple of years. As a longtime patient, I have never seen it looking so good inside and out. Great job and thanks again.
- Mike from Collingdale

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March 9, 2017
Daily Times

Mercy LIFE Participants Make Welcome Cards for Refugees
The Delaware County Daily Times joined Mercy LIFE Sharon Hill as they created welcome cards to share a little brotherly love with new refugees in Philadelphia. The article explores the creation of the activity and the seniors reflect on the benefits of welcoming refugees into the United States.


March 2, 2017
Philadelphia Tribune

Mercy LIFE & LIFE St. Mary to Expand PACE services to Montco
Mercy LIFE and LIFE St. Mary were featured in the Philadelphia Tribune for their partnership in providing new PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) services in Montgomery County.


February 28, 2017
CBS3 and FOX29

Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE Donate Food to Families in Need
Mercy Home Health and Mercy LIFE were featured on CBS3 and FOX29 evening news for donating 500 boxes of cereal, 81 jars of peanut butter, and 40 jars of jelly to families in need at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month.


February 24, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer & Philly.com

Mercy LIFE and LIFE St. Mary Partner to Provide Care in Montco
Mercy LIFE and LIFE St. Mary were featured in the Business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com for their partnership in providing new PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) services in Montgomery County.


February 2, 2017
Bucks County Courier Times

Repeal of Affordable Care Act is a serious threat
OpEd piece by Susan Croushore, President and CEO, Mercy Health System and Jim Woodward, President and CEO, St. Mary Medical Center, is featured in today’s Bucks County Courier Times.


January 2017
Delaware County Regional News

Quality cancer care right in your backyard
Mercy Cancer Care, Dr. Eugene Choi and the cancer care team were featured on the cover and in the center spread of the winter issue of Delaware County Regional News.


January 23, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tahir Maqsood, MD, named Chair of Psychiatry for MCMC
Dr. Tahir Maqsood was recently appointed chair of psychiatry for Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals.


January 20, 2017
Southwest Globe Times

New Weightloss Procedure at Mercy Hospitals
The Mercy Bariatrics program and Dr. Ramachandra appeared in the January 20 issue of Southwest Globe Times. The feature discusses the new weight-loss program, ReShape.


January 10, 2017
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital offers free smoking, tobacco cessation classes
Nazareth Hospital is offering free smoking and tobacco cessation classes on Wednesdays from Jan. 11 to Feb. 22; from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2601 Holme Ave, in the 7th Floor Rehab Conference Room.


January 9, 2017
Philadelphia Business Journal

Family Medicine Specialist Carrie Bender, DO in People on the Move
Dr. Carrie Bender, Mercy Primary Care-Roosevelt Boulevard and Nazareth Hospital family medicine specialist, was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s People on the Move section.


January 3, 2017
CBS 3 Eyewitness News

Mercy LIFE Participants Paint Mural in Honor of Loved Ones
Mercy LIFE North Hancock was featured in Ukee Washington’s Brotherly Love segment. LIFE Participants have begun painting a mural in honor of those who have passed. Sara Brown Del Pozzo, Occupational Therapist, discusses the benefits of aging in place with Mercy LIFE.

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