Published on July 30, 2019

MCMC Offers Outpatient Palliative Care in Springfield, Pa.

Mercy Catholic Medical Center recently opened an outpatient palliative care facility at Mercy Physician Network’s Multi-Specialty Suite in Springfield, Pa., to improve patient access to care.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious, chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease, with the goal of relieving symptoms and improving quality of life for both the patient and the family. The new outpatient palliative care facility will help patients diagnosed with these illnesses live their lives while receiving the treatments they need.

Palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age and any stage of serious illness when there is a need for individualized support, assistance with medical decision making or additional pain and symptom management.

“Mercy Catholic Medical Center is deeply rooted in this community, and we believe everyone should have access to high-quality health care,” said Ira Smith, MD, Medical Director for Palliative Care at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. “This facility will help patients live independently while managing the stress and symptoms of their illness.”

The facility is located at 1001 Baltimore Pike, Suite 14 LL, Springfield, Pa. To schedule a consultation, call 610.690.2104 or visit