In The News

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is frequently in the news and we would like to share some of our press with you.

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December 22, 2016
The Delaware County Times

Mercy LIFE Physician Discusses Senior Safety During the Holidays
David Mingle, MD, was featured as a Guest Columnist and discussed how to keep senior citizens safe and healthy during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

December 16, 2016
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital receives accreditation
Nazareth Hospital Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of an on-site evaluation.

December 13, 2016
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital's stroke center receives re-certification
The Joint Commission has re-certified Nazareth Hospital's stroke program and affirmed Nazareth's status as a Primary Stroke Center.

December 11, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The vaccine you may not know about that could save your life
In a Q&A, Nazareth Hospital's Dr. Jeff Olsen discusses the importance of getting a pneumococcal vaccine and the illnesses related to pneumococcal bacteria.

December 6, 2016

Mercy Fitzgerald Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On December 6, 2016, Mercy Fitzgerald hosted its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring a Live Nativity scene.

November 28, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Catherine Weaver and Abhiman Cheeyandira, MD, in People on the Move
Catherine Weaver, Senior Vice President of Mission Integration, and Dr. Cheeyandira, Bariatric Surgeon at Nazareth Hospital, were featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer's People on the Move section.

November 27, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Take Steps to Reverse Prediabetes
Melissa Bertha, DO, physician at Mercy Primary Care at Roosevelt Boulevard, discusses steps to take to reverse prediabetes in a Q&A article.

November 20, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Two diabetes types are very different
Omeche J. Idoko, MD, family medicine specialist at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia, explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in a Q&A article.

November 18, 2016
Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital achieves re-certification
Nazareth Hospital has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ and two-year certification for its hip and knee replacement programs. Disease-specific certification is awarded by The Joint Commission based on a program’s compliance with national standards, implementation of clinical guidelines, and achievement of excellent care outcomes.

Nazareth’s joint replacement program covers the complete continuum of care and includes community education, diagnostics, comprehensive preoperative education classes, expert surgical care, specialized post-surgical nursing care, nationally accredited rehabilitation and post-rehab outpatient physical therapy.

November 13, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Remedies for heart? Quit smoking, eat better, exercise more
Eddy Mizrahi, MD, Cardiologist at Mercy Philadelphia, shares natural heart remedies in a Q&A featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

October 27, 2016
The Philadelphia Business Journal

Dr. Carrie Bender in People on the Move
New family medicine specialist Carrie Bender, DO, at Nazareth Hospital was featured in The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “People on the Move” section.

October 22, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Keeping up with our need for Vitamin D
Ashley Miller, DO, primary care physician at Nazareth Hospital discusses the risks of Vitamin D deficiency and things you can do to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D.

October 4, 2016
The Philadelphia Tribune

Mercy earns breast center accreditation
Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia have been granted a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), administered by the American College of Surgeons.

The NAPBC designation acknowledges a hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality evaluation and management of patients with breast disease. During the rigorous review process, the applicant must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast diseases.

September 29, 2016
Delaware County Regional News

Partnering to Build a Healthier Community
The fall issue of the Delaware County Regional News featured an article on Mercy Fitzgerald's partnership with the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). The article highlights Mercy Fitzgerald's goal of building healthier communities through outreach programs and partnerships.

September 27, 2016
Northeast Times

Mercy Primary Care holds open house at its new digs
Mercy Primary Care-Roosevelt Boulevard last week held a blessing and open house to formally celebrate its new location. Formerly located at Frank­ford Avenue, the practice moved to a new location at 9815 Roosevelt Blvd.

Mercy Primary Care-Roosevelt Boulevard is the of­fice of Melissa Ber­tha, DO, and Lori Dwyer, DNP, who will soon wel­come Car­rie Bend­er, DO, to their team.

September 19, 2016
FOX 29 and CBS 3 Eyewitness News

Mercy LIFE Hispanic Heritage Celebration Featured on Local News
FOX 29 and CBS 3 Eyewitness news joined Mercy LIFE North Hancock, located in the heart of the Hispanic community in North Philadelphia, for Hispanic Heritage Day on Monday. September is National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mercy LIFE celebrated with traditional Hispanic food and Salsa dancing.

September 12, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review

18 hospitals and health systems with unique population health initiatives
Mercy Accountable Care’s population health program is featured in Becker's Hospital Review. The program integrates a social work and community health worker dyad model in one of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas the system serves.

September 9, 2016

Community hospitals play key role in trauma care
In Officer Chris Dorman’s time of need, the ER staff at Mercy Fitzgerald was ready, willing and able.

September 5, 2016

Benefits of Palliative Care
Nazareth Hospital Medical oncologist Lewis Rose, MD, discusses the benefits of palliative care. Dr. Rose describes how his patients have a better understanding of their conditions and available care options through palliative care programs.

August 29, 2016

How an oncology social worker can help
Kara L. Cruz, OSW-C, an Oncology Social Worker at Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia and Nazareth Hospital, shares how a social worker can help patients.

August 11, 2016
Catholic Health Association

Mercy Announces New Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
Catherine Weaver has been named new senior vice president for Mission Integration, Mercy.

August 9, 2016
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital Announces New Board Members
Nazareth Hospital announced appointments to the hospital’s Board of Directors. New appointees include Nicholas J. Caramenico III, a certified public accountant, president of Caras Inc. and general partner of CFP Ltd. and Hays Run Associates; and Sister Loretta T. Felici, president and CEO of CSFN Mission & Ministry, Inc.

August 8, 2016
Coping Magazine

Nazareth Hospital Featured in 2016 National Cancer Survivors Day® Coping Magazine Exclusive Coverage
Cancer survivors attending Nazareth Hospital’s “The Amazing You” luncheon were featured in Coping Magazine. Magic was incorporated into this event to represent the miracles that survivors have been a part of.

August 3, 2016
Philadelphia Business Journal

Family Medicine Specialist at Mercy Primary Care and Nazareth
Melissa M. Bertha, DO, new family medicine specialist at Mercy Primary Care and Nazareth Hospital, featured in the Women on the Move section of the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Bertha is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.

July 30, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

How to identify a sleep disorder
Ajay Pillai, MD, pulmonologist and sleep physician at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia, discusses the warning signs of having a sleep disorder in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

July 27, 2016
6ABC Action News

Mercy Home Health is Featured in Heat Safety Story on Action News
6 ABC Action News Health Reporter, Ali Gorman, joins Mercy Home Health nurse, Regina Pannepacker, on a home visit during the recent heat wave. The segment shares the importance of staying cool and hydrated and reminds viewers to frequently check in on the elderly and those with medical conditions during the summer months.

July 23, 2016
Advance for Nurses

Mercy Recognized for Stroke & Heart Failure Efforts
Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia and Nazareth Hospital have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)'s Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Program.

July 19, 2016

Local News Joins Nazareth Hospital at the PennDOT Holme Avenue Ribbon Cutting
Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and local officials cut a ceremonial ribbon at Nazareth Hospital to mark the completion of the $16.7 million improvement project to replace the two structurally deficient bridges carrying Holme Avenue over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in Philadelphia, with a single structure.

July 10, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Diagnosis and repair of a hernia
Leon Clarke, MD, general surgeon at Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald, discusses hernias and its risk factors.

June 24, 2016
Southwest Globe Times

Hearing loss increases with age, but remedies are available
Joann Bevan, Au.D, discusses how hearing loss increases with age and the remedies available.

June 22, 2016
Philly Voice

Delco nurse making miracles happen in native Liberia
Mary Moore Kieh, nurse at Mercy Fitzgerald, was featured in The Philly Voice for her overseas mission to improve health care.

June 20, 2016
Catholic Health World

Crumley Nurtures a Culture Where Deaf Seniors Feel at Home
Molly Crumley, Director of Operations for 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.

June 18, 2016
6abc and PHL17

Local News Joins Mercy LIFE Valley View for 100th Birthday Celebration
Valley View Participant Dora LaSala celebrated her 100th Birthday with fellow participants, family, and friends on Saturday, June 18. Dora has quite the story from the last century of life. She escaped the rise of Nazi power in Poland and survived a severe childhood illness that robbed her of her hearing. 6 ABC and PHL 17 shared the story during several broadcasts over the weekend.

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June 5, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Alter lifestyle to prevent 2nd attack
Nazareth Hospital Cardiologist Oren Friedman, FACC, discusses the preventative measures to take after having a heart attack in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 5, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Medical Mystery: A normal exam, except for a troubling rash
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a patient story by Ronald Goren, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist at Nazareth Hospital.

May 29, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Signs that parents are prone to falls
Kristina Oplinger, senior physical therapist at Nazareth Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance answers Q and A in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Spring 2016
GNPCC Magazine

Nancy Cherone, FACHE, featured in GNPCC Magazine
Nancy Cherone, FACHE, Executive Director of Nazareth Hospital, was featured in a Q&A article in the first edition of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC) Magazine.

May 22, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Medical Mystery: A heart attack that wasn’t
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a patient story by Thomas Metkus, MD, Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center at Nazareth Hospital.

May 17, 2016
The Philadelphia Tribune

Nazareth Hospital’s ACGME Accreditation Announced
Nazareth Hospital’s new Internal Medicine residency program ACGME accreditation featured in The Philadelphia Tribune.

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May 10, 2016
CBS3, 6abc, FOX29

Mercy LIFE Pet Therapy Session Featured on Local News
A recent Pet Therapy session at Mercy LIFE Broad Street was featured on the evening news along with words from Chanel Coleman, Recreation Therapy Supervisor for Mercy LIFE. Paws of the Spirit was on site with participants as they interacted with guinea pigs and rabbits and experienced practical animal assistance with Archie the Labrador Retriever.

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May 6, 2016
Becker’s Hospital Review

Nazareth’s Echocardiography Accreditation Recognized
Nazareth Hospital Heart Station/Echo Lab’s Echocardiography IAC accreditation featured on Becker’s Hospital Review.

May 2016
Main Line Today

Beth Cox named 2016 Healthcare Heroes in Main Line Today
Main Line Today’s May issue named the 2016 Healthcare Heroes, which recognized Mercy Home Health Clinical Educator, Beth Cox, for her efforts in the community.

May 2016
Main Line Today

Sister Donna Watto named 2016 Healthcare Heroes in Main Line Today
Main Line Today’s May issue named the 2016 Healthcare Heroes, which recognized Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Donna Watto, RSM, for her efforts in the community.

May 2016
Main Line Today

Dr. Martin O’Riordan named 2016 Healthcare Heroes in Main Line Today
Main Line Today’s May issue named the 2016 Healthcare Heroes, which recognized Cardiologist Martin O’Riordan, MD, for his efforts in the community.

May 1, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Prevention is the key to keep hearing
Dr. Joann Bevan answers a Q&A on hearing loss and nerve damage in Sunday’s edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

May 2016
Philadelphia Magazine

Dr. Valentino and Mercy Fitzgerald Sleep Study in Philadelphia Magazine
Dr. Valentino and the sleep study performed at Mercy Fitzgerald appears in Philadelphia Magazine's “Can’t Sleep” article in a “Top Docs” issue.

April 11, 2016

Dr. Jascha Rubin discusses possible signs of bladder cancer
Dr. Jascha Rubin of Mercy Fitzgerald says there are often no symptoms to bladder cancer, but there are some things to look out for, including blood in your urine. (Video is fourth one down ... Signs of Bladder Cancer).

April 10, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

After a cancer diagnosis, what to expect
Dr. Lewis Rose answers questions about what to expect after a cancer diagnosis for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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March 27, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Infectious Disease Specialist explains the types of meningitis
Dr. Ronald Goren, infectious disease specialist at Nazareth Hospital, discusses the types of meningitis and its symptoms in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 28, 2016

People on the Move
The Philadelphia Inquirer published the announcement of Dan Bair as Executive Director of Mercy Accountable Care Network, LLC in its People on the Move section.

March 22, 2016
The Daily Times

Mercy cardiologist recognized as 2016 Philadelphia living legend
Philadelphia City Council recognized Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia cardiologist David Addley, MD, as a 2016 Philadelphia living legend during Black History Month.

March 13, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Medical mystery: Common symptom, uncommon cause
Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Internal Medicine Resident Dr. Dhruvan Patel details a case of a patient presenting in the ER with unusual symptoms and the eventual diagnosis.

March 1, 2016
Catholic Health World

Ethics teaching rounds equip med students to make weighty decisions
Catholic Health World features ethical teaching rounds at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia. Ethics teaching rounds at Mercy hospitals complement medical teaching rounds and are conducted separately. The ethics teaching rounds are held once a week at each hospital.

March 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

A primer about cold sores
Angeles Gonzalez-Prado, MD, an internal medicine physician at Mercy Fitzgerald, wrote a Q&A article about cold sores, published in The Philadelphia Inquirer health and science section and on the website.

March 4, 2016
CBS3 Eyewitness News & NBC10 News

Mercy LIFE Participant Julia Ellis Celebrates 100th Birthday
NBC10 News and CBS3 Eyewitness News joined Mercy LIFE Participant, Julia Ellis, as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Mercy LIFE Broad Street on March 2. Julia married and raised five children and was in the work force, as a chef and daycare teacher, until she was 87 years old. Julia has been a valued participant of the Mercy LIFE program since 2007.

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February 29, 2016
6abc (WPVI-TV) News

Mercy Home Health Donates Cereal to Families in Need
Mercy Home Health Colleagues donated 500 boxes of cereal, or 3,250 bowls, to families in need at Eastwick Mission House in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month. 6 ABC covered the delivery on their evening news.

February 17, 2016
The Philadelphia Tribune

Mercy Home Health gets high Medicare ranking
The Philadelphia Tribune published Mercy Home Health’s latest 5-Star CMS rating report.

February 14, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tips on staying safe while shoveling snow
Dr. Tom Metkus, Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital, wrote a Q&A article on staying safe while shoveling snow, published in The Philadelphia Inquirer health section and on the website.

February 7, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Is getting a flu shot a good idea?
Dr. Ronald Goren, infectious disease specialist at Nazareth Hospitals, answers whether it's still worth getting a flu shot in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday.

January 29, 2016
Philadelphia Business Journal

C-Suite Success
The Philadelphia Business Journal published an article on CEOs, highlighting Philadelphia as leading the national average in women leaders. Mercy is featured, including an interview with Susan Croushore and profiles on our hospital leaders.

January 24, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Look for signs of depression
Q&A about the signs of depression with Jeff Olson, D.O., family medicine physician at Mercy Primary Care, Holme Avenue.

January 2016

Vaccines aren’t just kids’ stuff: Older adults still need them
Ronald Goren, M.D., infectious disease specialist at Nazareth Hospital, is quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's newspaper, Milestones, about the importance of adult vaccines.

Winter 2015-2016
Delaware County Regional News

Rehab professionals at Mercy Fitzgerald help patients regain motion, function
Mercy Fitzgerald rehab experts made the front cover of the Winter edition of Delaware County Regional News. This edition focuses on healthcare, rehabilitation, and physical therapy, and includes a two-page article on MFH’s rehab services.

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