Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Honor Leaders
Darby, PA (November 5, 2015) – Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia presented two members of its leadership team with the Sister Christine McCann Leader Excellence Award during the recent Service Awards banquets. Director of Quality Christine Frey received the award for Mercy Fitzgerald. Materials Services Manager Joseph Short received the award for Mercy Philadelphia.
“Chris and Joe are both long-time colleagues who exemplify the mission and values of Mercy each and every day, with every person they encounter,” says Executive Director Susan Cusack. “We applaud them for the impeccable integrity in which they serve our ministries, and for their dedication to high-quality healthcare and services. They have certainly set the bar high as the first-ever recipients of the Sister Christine McCann Leader Excellence Award at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia.”
Frey has worked for Mercy Fitzgerald for more than 25 years. A nurse by background, Frey has served as director of quality, leading the organization in maintaining Joint Commission and Department of Health certifications and in earning quality recognitions such as the American Heart Association awards for Stroke and Congestive Heart Failure and accreditations such as Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center.
Short has worked for Mercy Philadelphia for 29 years. In 2014, he was promoted to manager for the Materials Management Department for both Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald. Short is a key steward of hospital resources and has been integral in implementing process improvements and cost savings.
The Sister Christine McCann Leadership Award is given annually to a manager or director. It was established in 2015 to honor Sister Christine McCann’s outstanding contribution to Mercy. She has been a member of the Mercy Board since 1995 and has served as chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Mercy for many years.
Sister McCann has broad experience in education ministries both as an administrator and as a board member. Sister McCann inspires leaders to commit to the mission of Mercy as a primary focus of governance, assuring that all persons we serve receive the highest quality and compassionate care.