Mercy Fitzgerald

MCMC's Mercy Fitzgerald Campus is a 204-bed facility located in Darby, which offers advanced acute care services in DelCo and Southwest Philadelphia.

Consistently recognized for clinical excellence, Mercy Fitzgerald is proud of our many quality achievements such as: Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, Achievement Awards from the American Heart/Stroke Associations and Certified Primary Stroke Center. Since 1933, our mission has been to help and heal patients through accessible, compassionate healthcare that is tailored to their needs. Our experienced medical staff offers services in a broad range of specialties.

Operating as usual

Upon Melissa P. and Anika C.'s arrival for a wellness check, these two Mercy Fitzgerald EMT colleagues found the patient unresponsive and hypothermic. The colleagues rushed to action to help warm her as they prepared her for transport to Mercy Fitzgerald's Emergency Department (ED). The patient went into respiratory arrest, and they successfully revived her prior to arriving at the ED. The patient's family went to the firehouse to thank the crew with a gift basket and thank you card that states 'You are our Hero'. Thanks to their quick thinking and actions, the patient is recovering well. #HeartOfMercy

Seconds count. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or water first.

As many as 69% of young children who are found drowned or submerged in swimming pools were not expected to be in or at the pool. #poolsafety #watersafety

In our fight against #COVID19 this is where we draw the line. Over the past week, Mercy Catholic Medical Center managed 1 patient to come off ventilators and breathe on their own, and discharged 10 patients on their way to recovery. #herebesideyou

Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, disparities exist in regard to accessing mental health treatment. Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness requires all of us. We are committed to making available high quality mental health services for all our patients. #NotAlone

Sara Jane J., Chris F., David J. – These three Mercy Fitzgerald colleagues went above and beyond to provide meals to former patients who were staying at two different motels. Their efforts showed compassion and is a great example of our colleagues providing 'Service to our community', one of the #HeartOfMercy pillars.

If you’re preparing food in advance for a family reunion, a graduation party, or other event, divide cooked food into shallow containers and store in the refrigerator or freezer to cool it rapidly. #foodsafety #safetyfirst

Don’t Ignore Your Overall Health. Don’t let fear of #COVID19 impact your overall health. Struggling with a chronic illness? Have a pain that isn’t normal? Call your doctor.

When several adults are present, never assume someone else is actively supervising the children. Designate a Water Watcher to watch the kids in the water without distractions and take shifts. #poolsafety

Do you know your ABCDEs?

Be smart about your skin health. Check moles and spots for possible melanoma. Look for the ABCDEs.

#sunsafety #safetyfirst #uvsafety

In our fight against #COVID19 this is where we draw the line. Over the past week, Mercy Catholic Medical Center managed 3 patients to come off ventilators and breathe on their own, and discharged 12 patients on their way to recovery. #herebesideyou

Visit our new regional website at trinityhealthma.org! #forwardinfaith

• Fresh new look
• Responsive design
• All of our services, physicians and locations in one place
• New easier to navigate careers site

Heartburn happens when stomach acids move backward up into the esophagus—causing burning behind the breastbone and a bitter taste in your throat. Our gastroenterologists use the latest diagnostic tools and interventional therapies to help you manage this issue and live life more comfortably.

Visit our new regional website at trinityhealthma.org! #forwardinfaith

• Fresh new look
• Responsive design
• All of our services, physicians and locations in one place
• New easier to navigate careers site

Have a safe and happy #4thofJuly!

When grilling, throw out marinades and sauces that have touched raw meat juices, which can spread germs to cooked foods. Use clean utensils and a clean plate to remove cooked meat from the grill. #foodsafety #safetyfirst

Warm air hand driers are useful to help dry wet hands after a thorough washing but will not kill coronavirus. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Dry completely with a paper towel or hand dryer. Remember – avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spread of COVID-19. #covidmyths

Drowning is hard to recognize. Know what to look for. Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are unable to call out for help. When the body is unable to get enough air, it shuts down a person’s ability to speak or shout. Drowning people direct their entire effort toward keeping their nose and mouth above the water so they can breathe. #poolsafety #watersafety

We are grateful to Wawa for providing Hoagies to our healthcare heroes on this 28th annual #WawaHoagieDay!

Do not allow young children to play with fireworks. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees—hot enough to melt metal. Give children glowsticks instead. #fireworksafety #4thofjuly

One year ago … we announced our new regional brand. Today … we are announcing our new regional website. Visit us at trinityhealthma.org. #forwardinfaith

It's best to leave the fireworks to the professionals. But if you do use them, follow these safety guidelines. #fireworksafety #4thofjuly

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Martin Ross, MD, MS, MBA, to Mercy Catholic Medical Center.

In light of the social gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 guidelines, we had to put a pause on our traditional Holy Week prayer services. Sister Jane took it upon herself to create Holy Week and Easter reflections to share with all of our colleagues so that they could still reflect on their own during such an important time. #HeartOfMercy

In our fight against #COVID19 this is where we draw the line. Over the past week, Mercy Catholic Medical Center managed 1 patient to come off ventilators and breathe on their own, and discharged 17 patients on their way to recovery. #herebesideyou

Keeping your appointments and continuing your wound care treatments are critical to your health and well-being. Our wound centers provide end-to-end services in wound care, from initial identification through monitoring and treatment.

Call the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at 610.237.7970 to learn more.

There were an estimated 9,100 fireworks-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2018. About 5,600 of these occurred in the one-month period around the Fourth of July (June 22 to July 22). #fireworksafety #4thofjuly

A very special thank you to Vistar, a national distributor, for their donation of a large variety of snacks and convenience items for both our Mercy Catholic Medical Center campuses to thank our colleagues for their compassion and commitment to our patients and communities during the #COVID19 crisis. We are so appreciative of Vistar's generosity and recognition of our healthcare heroes! #herebesideyou

#DYK? Nearly 300,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently suffering from PTSD.

Although anyone can experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, combat veterans have a higher likelihood of experiencing #PTSD in their lifetime.

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is proud to provide respectful and culturally competent health care services to all military members, veterans and their families. Learn more about our Military and Veterans Health Program at trinityhealthma.org/milvets. #milvethealth

We must be faithful to who we say we are. Our Mission calls us to accelerate transformation throughout our communities. We are also called to mitigate bias in our decision making and actions as a faith-based provider. We will continue to work toward the common good and a better tomorrow for all we serve. #integrity #corevalues

Mosquitos bites are itchy but there is no evidence they transmit COVID-19. Coronavirus is spread by droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. #covidmyths

Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers. #fireworksafety #4thofjuly

Kenya F., Olivia M., Ann Marie T., and Regina M. — A team of nurses at Mercy Philadelphia helped make sure that a patient was at peace before she passed, and worked to ensure that the patient's family was made aware of her being at peace during that time. The family called to acknowledge them. #HeartOfMercy

Being outside on a sunny 77 degree or warmer day is a nice way to spend an afternoon. However, warm temperatures and sunlight will not prevent or cure COVID-19. Countries with hot climates are still reporting cases of COVID-19. Instead of a getting a sunburn, help protect yourself by washing your hand frequently and not touching your nose, mouth and eyes. #covidmyths

Keeping your appointments and continuing your wound care treatments are critical to your health and well-being. Our team of wound care specialists provides a comprehensive medical approach to treating non-healing and diabetic wounds.

Call the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at 610.237.7970 to learn more.

Now that summertime is here and you're venturing outside, you might be wondering how to enjoy the outdoors while staying safe and keeping others safe. Here are some tips for wearing a mask during warm weather. #socialdistancing #staysafe

Mercy Catholic Medical Center - Mercy Fitzgerald Campus

Mercy Fitzgerald, located in Darby, Pa., is a 188-bed teaching facility, which offers advanced acute care services in Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia.

Consistently recognized for clinical excellence, Mercy Fitzgerald is proud of our many quality achievements such as: Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, Achievement Awards from the American Heart/Stroke Associations and Certified Primary Stroke Center. More importantly, we’re proud to serve you.

Since 1933, our mission has been to help and heal patients through accessible, compassionate healthcare that is tailored to their needs. Our experienced medical staff offers services in a broad range of specialties. Please visit our Physician Finder for more information.

Our History

In 1922, local banker and businessman Thomas M. Fitzgerald willed his property and funds to establish a hospital on Lansdowne Avenue in Darby, Pa. His wife used $1.25 million from her late husband’s trust and worked with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to plan Delaware County’s first Catholic hospital. Ground broke in 1932 and a year later, 30,000 people witnessed the dedication of the hospital, known at that time as Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital.

To manage hospital operations, the Archdiocese drew upon the vast health care experience of the Sisters of Mercy—who had already experienced great success with Misericordia Hospital (now Mercy Philadelphia) that was established 15 years earlier in West Philadelphia. The Sisters agreed to rent Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital from the Archdiocese for $1 a year.

By the end of its first year in operation, the hospital had provided $38,837 in free care, treated 7,354 patients and had 352 births.

In July 1936, the first group of medical and surgical interns arrived, marking the start of a rich tradition of Graduate Medical Education at the hospital. A nursing school opened in 1942, providing many locals with quality nurse training and education until it was phased out in the 1970s. In 1950, the Archdiocese transferred ownership of the hospital to the Sisters of Mercy.

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1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA
19023
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