Nazareth Hospital Nurse Honored by YWCA of Bucks County

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June 03, 2019
Northeast Philadelphia (May 30, 2019): Recently, Theresa Conejo, registered nurse at Nazareth Hospital, was named as the YWCA Bucks County’s Advocacy and Civic Engagement honoree at the 28th annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference Awards. The distinction recognized Conejo for her work with the YWCA and ACLU on local immigration issues, and her history of strong civic engagement and leadership as a grassroots mobilizer.
 
In her work, Conejo serves on the Trinity Health and Mercy Health System advocacy teams, and Nazareth Hospital’s diversity committee. She also represents Mercy Health System on the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition and numerous national committees for the American Heart Association (AHA). In the past, Conejo’s remarkable work as an advocate and grassroots mobilizer earned her numerous awards and appointments, including:
  • 2017 AHA Healthcare Volunteer of the Year
  • 2016 AHA Dr. Lynn Smaha Award of Excellence
  • 2015 AHA National Volunteer Advocate of the Year
  • 2014 AHA Go Red Por Tu Corazón Ambassador
  • 2014 Trinity CEO Diversity Champion Award for Community Service and Volunteerism
 
Each year, the YWCA Salute to Women Who Make a Difference Awards recognize women in Bucks County making exceptional contributions to their businesses, organizations and communities. Over the last 27 years, the YWCA has honored hundreds of women while raising much-needed funds to support its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
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About Nazareth Hospital
Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Nazareth Hospital has provided healthcare to the Northeast Philadelphia community since 1940. The hospital has 205 acute and 28 skilled care beds, and provides a full array of healthcare services, including emergency services, surgery, vascular services and wound care, cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services, and cancer care. Nazareth is a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center, has earned national accreditation for hip and knee replacement, heart failure care and PCI, and is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacement. Nazareth Hospital is a member of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health.  
 
About Mercy Health System
A diverse, integrated system providing comprehensive healthcare services, Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health, comprises three acute care hospitals, a home healthcare organization, several wellness centers, physician practices, and a federal PACE program, and is co-owner of the managed care plan, Gateway Health Plan. With 250 primary care and specialty physicians, Mercy Health System is a teaching community health system affiliated with Drexel University School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). As a mission-driven regional health ministry, we will become the recognized leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be known as the most trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Mercy Health System, visit www.mercyhealth.org.
Contact:
Christy McCabe
(215) 962-9893