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Drs. Armando Sardi, Vadim Gushchin and Kurtis Campbell of the Surgical Oncology Department at Mercy Medical Center are widely regarded for their training and skills in utilizing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat advanced stages of abdominal cancer (peritoneal surface malignancies). New findings by a prestigious organization of clinicians adds to this reputation, placing Mercy’s program among the nation’s best.
With all cancers, early diagnosis is key. Knowing what symptoms to look out for can literally be life-saving.
According to Robert O. Atlas, M.D., FACOG, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, pregnant and lactating women need to make sure they are taking in enough iodine in their diet.
Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
In a recent issue of PLOS Biology, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology, a Stanford scientist ranked and published the top 2% of scientists (~150,000) from all fields of science based on their publication records, impact factor of the journal and the citation rates by other prominent investigators. Mercy’s Sergey V. Kantsevoy, M.D (top 0.5% in the world) and Paul J. Thuluvath, M.D (top 0.15% in the world) of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease (IDHLD) were noted (and ranked very high) among this 2% of all world scientists from all disciplines of science.
According to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase in mortality from non-coronavirus-related diseases. This includes breast cancer, and researchers believe fear of contracting the virus compels patients to stay home instead of completing their post-lumpectomy radiotherapy regimens.
Mercy Health Services Executive Board Chair Sister Helen Amos, RSM, announced that Beverly A. Cooper, Vice President of The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, and Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, board certified pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians, have been appointed to the MHS Board of Trustees. Members of the Board are chosen based on their professional and life experience, and their commitment to the Baltimore community.
Kathleen Perry, Senior Vice President and CIO of Mercy Health Services, has been named among the 2020 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winners by CapitalCIO. CapitalCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Public Sector, Healthcare, and Nonprofit.
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