Nazareth Hospital Launches Military and Veterans Health Program
Through this program, Nazareth's healthcare providers and staff are trained to respond to the health concerns and challenges specific to the military community. The program's ongoing training consists of becoming familiar with the U.S. military service cultures (active, reserve and National Guard), as well as common diseases, injuries and exposures associated with active duty and deployed service members and veterans. The program also modifies the hospital's patient intake processes so that military members can be identified and appropriately cared for from their first interaction at the hospital.
"We know that military veterans and their families are receiving care in our hospital and we often have no knowledge of their military service," said Michael Magro Jr., DO, MBA, FACOI, President of Nazareth Hospital. "With this program, we hope to create an environment at Nazareth that honors our military veterans and their families and recognizes their particular health conditions and needs so that we become a recognized partner in our community to care for those who served our country so honorably."
The on-site training helps the hospital's physicians, nurses and clinicians better understand the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of operational deployments on service members and their families. With this enhanced awareness of patients’ military experience, Nazareth positions itself to provide a more comprehensive healthcare experience for its military community.
This program is also in place at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic hospitals St. Mary Medical Center, Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Fitzgerald Campus and Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia Campus. For more information, please visit www.trinityhealthma.org/services/military-veterans-health.
Founded in 1940, Nazareth Hospital is guided by its Catholic-health core values of reverence, stewardship, integrity, justice and commitment to the underserved. Located in Northeast Philadelphia, and with 205 licensed beds and 28 skilled nursing beds, Nazareth Hospital is a community teaching hospital and provides a full array of healthcare services, including emergency care, surgery, vascular services, wound care services, cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services, and cancer care. Nazareth Hospital is a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center and has earned national accreditations for heart failure care and PCI. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a Regional Health System that includes Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Fitzgerald Campus in Darby, Pa.; Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia Campus in West Philadelphia; Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia; Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Del.; St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. and home health and LIFE programs. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation.
About Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a Regional Health System that includes Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Fitzgerald Campus in Darby, Pa.; Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia Campus in West Philadelphia; Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia; Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Del.; St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., and home health and LIFE programs throughout the region. These entities include hospitals, associated clinics, medical offices, specialized facilities, affiliated institutions and foundations serving together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within their communities. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a member of Trinity Health.