Published on June 20, 2016

Molly Crumley Receives 2016 Sister Concilia Moran Award from CHA

<Molly CrumleyMonday, June 20, 2016—Molly Crumley, RN, BSN, MBA, director of operations at two Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) programs in the Philadelphia area—Mercy LIFE Valley View and Mercy LIFE Sharon Hill—has received the 2016 Sister Concilia Moran Award from the Catholic Health Association. This award is given to one visionary leader in the country who offers innovative ideas and achievements to take Catholic health care in a new direction.

Crumley oversees a large traditional program of all-inclusive care for the elderly at Mercy LIFE – Sharon Hill serving the needs of more than 100 vulnerable seniors, as well as Mercy LIFE – Valley View in Elwyn, Pa., a one-of-a-kind program for an aging population with often overlooked special needs.

In addition to the usual array of physical ills that afflict frail, elderly people, the 38 or so men and women who live at Mercy LIFE – Valley View are deaf and some are blind. American Sign Language is the primary means of communication between most participants and caregivers at the facility.

In 100 programs in 32 states, Programs of Inclusive Care for the Elderly provide comprehensive services to eligible people over 55. Typically, they live in the community and are transported daily to a center where medical and dental services are woven into days of socialization and activities. The programs are fully funded through Medicare and Medicaid. Valley View is unusual in that it is a residential program. It is the only program that caters specifically to people who are deaf.

View Molly’s story below.

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Jerry Naunheim Photography
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