Andrea Gwyn named president of Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Andrea Gwyn, FACHE, has been named president of Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital.

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital to expand Labor and Delivery

To help meet the needs of our growing community, Mercy Health has committed to invest in the expansion of our labor and delivery space at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

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Mercy Health Urgent Care Milford Opening December 5

The convenient retail site will offer same-day care for minor illnesses and injuries.

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital nationally recognized with ‘A’ from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital each were awarded ‘A’ grades in The Leapfrog Group fall Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing these hospitals’ achievements in providing safer health care.

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Mercy Health Foundation to Host Gala 2022 to Support Cancer Care

Kick off the holiday season in style with a fun event that will also help raise money for an important cause. The Mercy Health Foundation of Clark and Champaign counties has announced plans for its 2022 Gala, including the event’s beneficiary – Mercy Health’s oncology program.

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Mercy Health to Break Ground on New Cancer Center on December 13

Mercy Health – Kentucky announces that it will break ground on a new, $12.5 million, 19,000-square-foot comprehensive, full-service cancer center on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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Mercy Health Proud to Partner with LCDJFS to Bring Health Care to Lucas County Community

Recognizing the need to provide easy access to health care services, Mercy Health is proud to partner with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to bring accessible health care and wellness to the Lucas County community through the Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s nurse awarded at Champion for Hope gala

Congratulations to Rebekah Risner, RN, a Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center nurse who was recently awarded the Nurse Champion Award from Lifeline of Ohio.

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Mercy Health Infectious Disease Physician Dheeraj Goyal, MD Issues Warning on Highly Drug-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Fungus

Mercy Health physician and infectious disease specialist Dheeraj Goyal, MD is sounding the alarm on a new highly resistant “superbug” fungus that is gaining ground locally and in the United States.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center Unveils Safe Haven Baby Box

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, in collaboration with Safe Haven Baby Boxes, unveiled Ohio’s eighth Safe Haven Baby Box.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is proud to once again participate in the annual Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which offers the community an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired medication.

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Mercy Health Introduces New Imaging Technology

With the goal of continuing to provide the highest quality care in Clark and Champaign counties, Mercy Health has become the first in the area to introduce the advanced scanning capabilities of GE Healthcare’s Revolution CT.

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Join Mercy Health Insiders New Community Panel

Your opinions and feedback will help us make a difference in advancing the health care that we provide. Having a better understanding of our patients’ needs and priorities will provide Mercy Health with valuable information to improve.

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Three Mercy Health hospitals ranked in Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2022

Mercy Health is proud to announce that three Mercy Health hospitals have earned rankings among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2022 Best Places to Work award program.

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Mercy Health Offering Marrow Donor Registration at October 1 FC Cincinnati Game

If you are attending FC Cincinnati’s final home match of the season on October 1, you will have the opportunity to see if you can Be the Match and save the life of someone needing a marrow or stem cell transplant.

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Mercy Health and the American Heart Association Present a Community Conversation on Heart Health

Cardiologists with Mercy Health will join with the American Heart Association (AHA) to present a free Community Conversation on preventive measures you can take to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of serious illness.

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Mercy Health – Youngstown and the Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley dedicate COVID-19 Memorial

As tribute to those who lost their lives to COVID-19 and in recognition of the health care teams who cared for them, Mercy Health – Youngstown and the Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley are honored to dedicate a memorial that will serve as a permanent observance of the global pandemic.

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The American Heart Association and Mercy Health Lace Up to Fund Research and Change Lives in Western Kentucky

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, will host the Western Kentucky Heart Walk in Paducah in person once again alongside Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center Reverified As a Level 2 Trauma Center

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has been reverified as a Level 2 Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT), an achievement that recognizes devotion to optimal care for injured patients.

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Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Launches Feminine Hygiene Product Access and Education Program

Thanks to Mission Outreach Program funds provided by Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes, Lourdes Hospital is combatting period stigma through a program that provides both feminine hygiene products to young women and menstrual education to female students and their teachers and coaches.

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Mercy Health – Lorain Introduces Surgical Weight Loss Program

Mercy Health – Lorain is proud to announce it is now offering bariatric and weight management services with the new addition of a bariatric surgeon.

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Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital Receives Five Stars from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022 and Mercy Health is proud to announce that Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital received a five-star rating. It was one of only 429 hospitals nationwide to be recognized with a rating of five stars.

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The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – West Hospital Will Host its Ninth Annual Golf Classic on Sept. 19

The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – West Hospital has set the date for its ninth annual Golf Classic for Monday, Sept. 19. Registration is now open for the popular event, which takes place at the Clovernook Country Club, located at 2035 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239.

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OHC and Mercy Health Team up to Provide Free Oral Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

To educate adults in the community about the importance of HNC prevention, OHC radiation oncologists and Mercy Health ear, nose, and throat doctors are providing free oral HNC screenings over the next few months at several locations.

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Mercy Health Opens School-Based Health Center at Harrison High School

Mercy Health – Cincinnati is opening a new school-based community health center in the Southwest Local School District at Harrison High School. The latest center, named Mercy Health – Southwest Schools Community Clinic, will be open year-round to care for students and staff, as well as members of the community.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Hosts August 20 Hiring Event for 300

Mercy Health – Cincinnati is hosting open interviews to fill a wide range of 300 new and open positions located throughout Cincinnati.

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Mercy Health Welcomes More than 45 New Residents and Fellows to Cincinnati

Last month, Mercy Health – Cincinnati welcomed more than 45 new residents and fellows from across the United States and abroad to its residency and fellowship programs at its two sponsoring institutions, The Jewish Hospital and Anderson Hospital.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Earn Environmental Excellence Awards

As a mission-based organization, Mercy Health has a continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of the patients and communities it serves. That includes a commitment to developing a sustainable culture through environmental stewardships and working with others to protect the environment and communities’ health now and for future generations.

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Mercy Health Weight Management Solutions Continues Comprehensive Center Accreditation From the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

The Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center bariatric surgery program has once again been accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital Receive Five Stars From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital was also recognized recently by U.S News & World Report.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Mercy Health – St Rita’s Medical Center as High Performing for 2022-23

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Mercy Health – St Rita’s Medical Center as 2022-2023 a High Performing hospital in one adult specialty and five procedures and conditions. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.

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Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is excited to be celebrating 15 years of serving the community.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Three Mercy Health – Youngstown Hospitals as High Performing for 2022-23

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named all three Mercy Health – Youngstown hospitals as 2022-2023 High Performing hospitals in various conditions.

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Mercy Health Offers First-of-Its-Kind Treatment for Heart Disease

Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center is now using shockwaves to treat calcified coronary plaque.

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Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital Receives Highest Rating for Quality from CMS

Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital has earned a five-star rating for quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospital’s 2022 rating demonstrated an advancement compared to its four-star the previous year.

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Mercy Health Seeks to Fill 10 Mercy Serves AmeriCorps Positions in Cincinnati

Mercy Serves, a service-learning program in which AmeriCorps members serve as long as 11 months with Mercy Health – Cincinnati to address pressing community health needs, is looking for candidates to join our mission of fighting the opioid crisis while also gaining professional development in the health field.

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Mercy Health Begins Offering Watchman Device Placement

The new treatment option protects AFib patients from dangerous blood clots.

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Mercy Health Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Stroke Care

Mercy Health – Springfield announced today it is partnering with Viz.ai to begin utilizing artificial intelligence to assist with faster detection and notification of suspected strokes.

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Mercy Health Earns National Recognition for Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association recognizes Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center for prioritizing quality care for patients.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Improving Stroke Treatment

The American Heart Association presented the hospital Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus award for its commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients.

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Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

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Mercy Health – West Hospital Offers Risk-Reducing TCAR Procedure for Patients with Carotid Stenosis

Mercy Health physician and endovascular surgeon Sean Malarkey, DO, offers a procedure called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) that can help patients reduce their risk of stroke from carotid disease – and from the treatment options for carotid disease.

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Mercy Health Names Brett Bechtel, MD, Chief Clinical Officer

After serving in an interim role, Brett Bechtel, MD, has accepted the position of chief clinical officer of Mercy Health – Kentucky, effective June 20.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Each Mercy Health hospital that treats stroke patients has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The awards acknowledge the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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General Surgeon Brian Shiff, MD Performs First Bikini Line Gallbladder Removal at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital

On April 14, Mercy Health physician and general surgeon Brian Shiff, MD, performed the region’s first robotic-assisted cholecystectomy with a bikini line incision at Clermont Hospital.

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Mercy Health – Paducah Urology Offers Wide Range of In-Office Procedures

Mercy Health physician and board-certified urologist Patrick Ellison, MD, and the care team at Mercy Health – Paducah Urology offer a wide range of in-office procedures and tests that can provide relief from or help diagnose common urological conditions.

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Mercy Health Announces Christina Lynn Rushing Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Christina Lynn Rushing Memorial Scholarship committee is pleased to announce Shenelie Askew, Brent Easton, Brittany Tovar and Jennifer Strayhorn as 2022 award recipients.

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Mercy Health – Milford Medical Center Completes Renovations

Mercy Health – Milford Medical Center, a multi-specialty facility, recently completed a $3.2 million, nine-month renovation project. This newly renovated medical center is located off I-275 and Route 28 and offers patients a one-stop-shop for health care services.

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Mercy Health Names Tennille Rushing Vice President of Medical Group Operations

After serving in an interim role, Tennille Rushing, BSN, has accepted the position of vice president of operations, Mercy Health Physicians – Kentucky, effective June 14.

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Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in Need of Hospice Volunteers

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital is currently seeking volunteers to work with the area's hospice patients.

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No-Cost Colonoscopy Screenings Available for the Uninsured and Underinsured

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital, Kentucky Cancer Program and Kentucky CancerLink have worked together to combat colon cancer. Through this state-funded program, Kentucky CancerLink directs Kentuckians who qualify to no-cost colonoscopies at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital.

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Mercy Health Offers New Advanced Imaging and Robotics Platform for Spine and Brain Surgery

Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center becomes the first in the Midwest to use this technology for enhanced surgical decision-making.

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Mercy Health Iron Mom Half Marathon, Relay and 5K Raises $62,485

Nearly 700 runners ranging in age from six to 75 and hailing from 17 states took part in the 2022 Mercy Health Iron Mom Half Marathon, Relay 5K on Saturday, May 7.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Names Bradley Bertke President of West Hospital

Mercy Health – Cincinnati has named Bradley (Brad) Bertke president of Mercy Health – West Hospital effective Tuesday, July 5. Bertke replaces Michael Kramer, current president of The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, and Jason Asic, who served as the interim president of West Hospital before recently being named the first president of the upcoming Mercy Health – Kings Mills Hospital being built in Mason.

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Mercy Health and the American Heart Association Present “Community of Lifesavers: A CPR Awareness Community Conversation” on June 16

In recognition of June’s National CPR and AED Awareness Week observance, the American Heart Association and Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital present “Community of Lifesavers: A CPR Awareness Community Conversation.”

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Washington Local Schools and Mercy Health Partner to Grant All-Access to Students for All School Events

Washington Local Schools and Mercy Health are excited to announce a new initiative starting during the 2022-23 school year that gives an all-access opportunity to every member of the Whitmer student body to attend all school-sponsored sporting events free of charge.

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Three Mercy Health Hospitals Named Among the 2022 Best Places to Work in Health Care

Mercy Health is proud to announce that three hospitals within the Toledo region have been selected by "Modern Healthcare" as among the 2022 Best Places to Work in Health Care.

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Mercy Health and The Urology Group are First in Cincinnati to Offer Minimally Invasive Aquablation Therapy for Relief from Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

The Urology Group’s Aaron Bey, MD, and Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital announced today that they are the first doctor and hospital in Greater Cincinnati to offer Aquablation therapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate.

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Mercy Health to Build New Hospital Campus to Serve Trumbull County

Mercy Health – St. Joseph Warren Hospital will relocate to the new campus.

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Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital Earns Echocardiography Accreditation

This designation indicates the program’s commitment to providing quality patient care.

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Electrophysiologist Thomas A. Williams Jr. MD, Joins Mercy Health’s Heart Care Team

Electrophysiologist Thomas A. Williams Jr., MD, has joined Mercy Health Physicians and is the newest member of Ray and Kay Eckstein Heart and Vascular Institute team caring for patients at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital.

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Clermont Hospital’s Pulmonology Team Using Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital’s pulmonology team is using an innovative technology called robotic bronchoscopy to help diagnose lung nodules earlier and more accurately.

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Lourdes Hospital’s Pulmonologist First in Region to Use Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Mercy Health Physician and pulmonologist Mohamad Khoudoud, MD, is the first doctor in the Paducah region to use an innovative technology called robotic bronchoscopy to help diagnose lung nodules earlier and more accurately.

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Mercy Health Foundation Earns High Performer Designation For Third Consecutive Year

To earn the High Performer designation, organizations must rank among the top 25% of their participating peers based on net fundraising revenue.

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Mercy Health and Kindred Rehabilitation Services Announce Agreement to Build Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Mercy Health – Youngstown and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, announced a joint venture partnership to construct Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a standalone, 60-bed, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital to be located in the Mahoning Valley.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Recognized Nationally with an 'A' from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health earned “A” grades in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing these hospitals’ achievements in providing safer health care.

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The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Selects Mercy Health’s Marc Galloway, MD for the 2022 Ohio Team Physician Award

The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) selected Marc Galloway, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mercy Health – Cincinnati, for the 2022 Ohio Team Physician Award.

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Results from Mercy Health Eviction and Foreclosure Program Highlight Successes and Show How Model Can Expand

Mercy Health's 21-month eviction and foreclosure program was created intended to reduce the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people struggling to make ends meet who may have to decide between rent/mortgage payments, food, medical care and other essentials.

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Mercy Health – Lorain Oncology Earns National Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

Mercy Health – Lorain’s cancer program earned a three-year reaccreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).

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Outpatient Infusion Suite Opens at The Jewish Hospital

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health has completed construction on a new cancer care outpatient infusion suite located on the hospital campus at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. The suite opened on Monday, April 11.

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Mercy Health Foundation Funds Technology Advancement

Mercy Health will be investing in new technology to improve patient care thanks to more than $100,000 in grants from the Mercy Health Foundation Clark and Champaign Counties.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Names Brandi Fields Chief Nursing Officer

Mercy Health – Cincinnati has named Brandi M. Fields as its chief nursing officer (CNO) effective immediately. Fields has been serving as CNO on an interim basis.

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Mercy Health Launches New Program to Optimize Critically Ill Patients’ Outcome

New Technology to Help Triage Patients at Risk for Seizures.

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Mercy Health and Lucas County Prosecutor's Office Collaborate on Human Trafficking Prevention

The Mercy Health – Toledo Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) in collaboration with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office is pleased to announce a new initiative that expands human trafficking prevention education, direct intervention services, and training to area youth at risk of victimization.

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Lourdes Hospital Accepting Student Applications for Future Physicians Program

Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital seeks six college students to participate in this year's Future Physicians Program.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati President Dave Fikse Announces Retirement

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, announces that Dave Fikse, Cincinnati market president, will retire in June after 41 years in health care administration and six years with the ministry.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center Launches Ceribell Rapid EEG Brain Monitoring

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center announced the launch of a new Ceribell Rapid EEG Brain Monitoring program to ensure optimal care is provided for critically ill patients.

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Mercy Health Hospitals and Medical Centers Earn Stroke Care Certifications

Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s hospitals and medical centers have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark and advanced certifications for stroke care.

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Mercy Health – Toledo Pioneers Use of Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform for Spine Surgery

The first Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform was installed at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center.

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How Mercy Health Is Supporting the People of Ukraine

Mercy Health is committed to bringing good help to those in need both at home and abroad and is in a very unique position to take swift action in time of international need.

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Mercy Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment Underway

Springfield has kicked off its 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a survey taken every three years to identify the top health concerns in Clark & Champaign Counties.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Recertified for Leukemia Care

The Jewish Hospital is one of three hospitals in the nation to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and certification for its leukemia care program. The recertification of The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Cincinnati Cancer and Cellular Therapy Center follows an onsite review that affirmed the hospital’s commitment to provide patients with high quality care.

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The Jewish Hospital’s Pulmonology Team Using Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health’s team of pulmonologists is using technology called robotic bronchoscopy that can aid in earlier and more accurate diagnosis of lung nodules.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital

Mercy Health is seeking volunteers for new and exciting opportunities to serve patients, visitors and staff at Clermont Hospital.

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Registration Open for Camp Robin, a Free Camp for Grieving Children and Teens

Mercy Health – Hospice, Paducah announces that registration is open for Camp Robin, a free day camp open to grieving children and teens (and their parents and guardians) living in western Kentucky and southern Illinois.

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Mercy Health Hosts Open House at its Cincinnati Ballet Office on March 24

Mercy Health – Cincinnati invites the public to an open house event at the Cincinnati Ballet to meet the Mercy Health physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers who provide care to performing arts patients from this location.

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Mercy Health – Springfield Debuts New Care Option for Expectant Mothers

The new maternal-fetal medicine care option allows families to get more access to high-quality, cost-effective care.

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Mercy Health Sponsors Virtual 'March Madness' Blood Drive in Honor of Dr. Todd Bramlee’s Son, Super Cohen

Mercy Health – Mason Primary Care is sponsoring a virtual “March Madness” blood drive in honor of Cohen Bramlee, son of Mercy Health physician Todd Bramlee, DO and his wife Carrie.

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Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital Opens New Behavioral Health Access Center

Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital opened its new Behavioral Health Access Center (BAC) on Thursday, February 17. The BAC is located in the hospital’s Emergency Department and provides compassionate, specialized care to patients with mental health and addiction emergencies.

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Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes Raised $1.7M in 2021, Announces 2022 Funding Priorities

Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes raised more than $1.7 million in 2021 to support initiatives in Paducah and the surrounding communities.

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Mercy Health – Tiffin recognized among Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals of 2022

Mercy Health is proud to announce that Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital was named as a 2022 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

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Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital Names Vice President of Medical Affairs

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Gregory D. Haselhuhn, MD, FACS, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital.

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Mercy Health – Lima names Vice President of Mission

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Matt Etzkorn has been named Vice President of Mission for Mercy Health – Lima.

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Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital Receives Verification as Level III Trauma Center

Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT).

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First Class of New Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Earns Certification

A unique, pilot apprenticeship program designed to address the serious shortage of medical assistants in Greater Cincinnati has graduated its first 10 students with a perfect pass rate on their certification exams. Mercy Health, The Health Collaborative and Cincinnati State launched the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program to help fill a crucial need for health care roles in the community. The program gives talented employees a chance to grow both their skills and careers with the support of their employer.

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Mercy Health Physician Completes First “Coronary Shockwave” Procedure in Paducah

Mercy Health Physician and cardiologist Timothy McDermott, MD completed the first coronary shockwave procedure in Paducah on December 13. Dr. McDermott used an innovative technology called intravascular lithotripsy to successfully clear the heavily calcified arteries of patient Lorine Young, 85, of Paducah. The FDA approved intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of heart disease caused by severe calcification of the arteries in February of this year and it became available in Paducah shortly before Dr. McDermott performed the first local shockwave procedure.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s Rectal Cancer Program is First in Cincinnati to Earn National Accreditation

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health’s rectal cancer program has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. It is the first accredited rectal cancer program in Cincinnati, the third in Ohio and the 40th in the nation.

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New Scholarship Honors the Legacy of Dr. Richard Zettler

The five children of beloved family doctor Richard L. Zettler, MD, who passed away on January 14,,2021, have created a scholarship in memory of their father. The Dr. & Mrs. Richard L. Zettler Memorial Scholarship is open to employees of Fairfield Hospital, their family members and hospital volunteers who are interested in furthering their healthcare education. Scholarship funds can offset the cost of tuition or continuing educational requirements.

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American Cancer Society Emergency Funding Available to Help Cancer Patients Affected by the Tornadoes

The American Cancer Society has generously donated $7,500 in emergency funding to help Mercy Health cancer patients impacted by the tornadoes to continue their cancer care.

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Bone Marrow Transplant Program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is One of Two Programs Nationwide to Hold Joint Commission Certification

Receiving a diagnosis of blood cancer is frightening but should you or a loved one need a bone marrow transplant, it’s helpful to know that world class care is available to you locally.

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American College of Radiology Names Mercy Health – Eastgate Medical Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The American College of Radiology has designated the breast center at Mercy Health – Eastgate Medical Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Eastgate Medical Center achieved this level of distinction earning accreditation from ACR in the following areas: Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy and Breast MRI.

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Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary Donates Items Benefitting Patient Care

Despite the challenges the pandemic brought to its fundraising efforts, the Auxiliary of Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital made a significant donation of equipment and supplies that will benefit patient care, staff well-being and the community.

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St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Earns Recertification in Stroke Care

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is proud to announce it has earned recertification from The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Primary Stroke Care.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s Brain Tumor Center Earns Recertification from The Joint Commission

Mercy Health’s Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital has been recertified by The Joint Commission, earning the Gold Seal of Approval® for brain tumor care. It is only the fourth center of its kind in the nation to earn this certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

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