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Modality Solutions Announces 2019 Year-End Milestones Including ISO 9001:2015, Inc. 5000, Entrepreneur 360™ and More

Modality Solutions specializes in integrating cold chain operations, developing transport validation strategies, supporting global regulatory applications, and global clinical trial operations.

Our vision for the future is to continue to expand with our team of experienced engineers our ongoing role to promote safe, effective, and validated cold chain for a whole range of therapies.” said Hutchinson

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Modality Solutions specializes in integrating cold chain operations, developing transport validation strategies, supporting global regulatory applications, and executing global clinical trial operations. Milestone highlights include recognition by both Inc. 5000 and the Houston Business Journal as a fastest growing company, and ISO 9001:2015 certification with the scope of the accreditation covering consulting, design and engineering services and testing for supply chain logistics related to transport-sensitive drug products.
Modality Solutions also received the distinction of being one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine on its 2019 Entrepreneur 360™ List. “Our annual evaluation is a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies representing and serving a variety of industries,” explains Lisa Murray, Chief Insights Officer of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “These businesses are real-world case studies for any entrepreneur who seeks to master the four pillars that can greatly impact the longevity and growth of their businesses. With the Entrepreneur 360, success is measured by achieving balance throughout the entire organization, predicated by revenue.”
Co-founder and President, Gary Hutchinson, was accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Hutchinson was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
Modality Solutions achieved its first-ever ranking on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It reported a three-year revenue growth of 120 percent and ranked No. 47 in the Inc. industry category of top engineering companies. Also, in its first appearance on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 list, the company ranked No. 91 with reported two-year revenue growth of 56 percent.
“2019 was a stellar year for us, with ISO 9001:2015 certification, recognition by Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines, participation in the Forbes Tech Council, and continuing to partner with our clients to validate safe and effective cold chains,” said President Hutchinson. “As we continue our mission into the next decade, our vision for the future is to continue to expand with our team of experienced engineers our ongoing role to promote safe, effective, and validated cold chain for a whole range of therapies.”
The company’s commitment to growth included promoting from within Andrew Larrigan and Robert Battista to Senior Consulting Engineers and adding Rachel Sawyer as Consulting Engineer. In her new position, Sawyer works with other dedicated project engineers to ensure proper design and use of cold chain systems.
The biopharmaceutical industry benefited from Modality Solutions’ first live webinar on Sept. 19. Principals Gary Hutchinson and Daniel Littlefield covered a step-by-step cold chain validation process to help pharmaceutical companies meet and exceed increasingly stringent regulatory expectations, including monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and cell therapies. To access the on-demand replay of “Cold Chain Validation Best Practices Including Immunotherapy” go to https://modality-solutions.securechkout.com/cold-chain-validation-best-practices-webinar.
To wrap up its year of achievements, Modality Solutions was a Silver Sponsor and cold chain validation workshop presenter at the Biomanufacturing World Summit (BMWS19) Conference, November 11-12, 2019, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. Hutchinson and Littlefield presented “Cold Chain Validation Best Practices Including Immunotherapy.”
To learn more about Modality Solutions, visit https://www.modality-solutions.com.
About Modality Solutions, LLCFounded in 2011, Modality Solutions, a leading biopharmaceutical cold chain engineering firm, specializes in integrating cold chain operations, developing transport validation strategies, supporting global regulatory applications, and executing global clinical trial operations. By combining the best practices of process validation, systems qualification, and risk assessment, Modality Solutions has earned the reputation of ensuring regulatory compliance, product quality, and patient safety. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified, Inc. 5000, Houston Business Journal Fast 100, Entrepreneur 360™, and Forbes Technology Council company, Modality Solutions’ team of engineers are experts at delivering cold chain thermal packaging design and qualification, conducting transport simulation testing with its Advantage Transport Simulation Laboratory™, and designing controlled-environment logistics solutions. For more information, visit https://www.modality-solutions.com.

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NEO Alternatives Announces Partnership for Root 66 with NuVu Group, Expanding its High-Quality CBD Products in the Mass Retail Space

Root 66 features organic hemp-derived CBD products that adhere to NEO’s “seed to home” ethos; all products are third party tested and validated in the U.S.(PRWeb January 21, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/neo_alternatives_announces_partnership_for_root_66_with_nuvu_group_expanding_its_high_quality_cbd_products_in_the_mass_retail_space/prweb16847388.htm

NEO Alternatives Announces Partnership for Root 66 with NuVu Group, Expanding its High-Quality CBD Products in the Mass Retail Space

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“Much like Root 66, NuVu Group is committed to quality and value, so they truly understand our brand story and are extremely knowledgeable in the mass retail space,” said Kevin DiSano, President, Consumer Products with NEO Alternatives.

BOSTON (PRWEB) January 21, 2020
NEO Alternatives, a U.S.-based company redefining the hemp-derived CBD health and wellness category, is today announcing their partnership in mass retail with NuVu Group for their hemp-derived CBD brand, Root 66, as well as upcoming future brands.
NEO Alternatives recently announced their international partnership with Seven Kings Distribution, enabling this domestic partnership with NuVu Group to provide a comprehensive mass retail representation in both North and South America.
With over 25 years of experience, the team at NuVu Group has been instrumental in supporting brands in the health and beauty categories with mass retail placements and marketing in the consumer products industry. “There have been many brands and options that have rushed into the industry the last couple of years, considering the future growth prospect of CBD in various forms,” said Simon Shavanson, Managing Director at NuVu Group. “We admire NEO Alternatives for their level of commitment to providing superior quality and proprietary ingredients blended for maximum efficacy, along with the utmost attention to manufacturing process and QA, which is what makes this brand so compelling and exciting for us to support,” he continues. “They have implemented a rigorous 3-step quality control process throughout the production phase to ensure Root 66 delivers exceptional products to consumers.”
Root 66 will be the first hemp-derived CBD brand NuVu Group partners with, as they are seeing significant product demand in the mass retail market for high-quality, zero THC, hemp-derived CBD products.
“Much like Root 66, NuVu Group is committed to quality and value, so they truly understand our brand story and are extremely knowledgeable in the mass retail space,” said Kevin DiSano, President, Consumer Products with NEO Alternatives. “Given the growing demand for high-quality, hemp-derived products in this category, we’re excited to partner with NuVu Group to further enhance and expand our retail footprint.”
Each product in the Root 66 product lineup is organic, vegan, gluten-free, pesticide-free and non-GMO, with each product being third-party tested for efficacy and quality standards. The brand’s state-of-the-art agriculture and production methods are also sustainable, ethical, and eco-sensitive, echoing Root 66’s brand motto of feeling better and being better through self-care.
For more information on Root 66, please visit: https://root66brand.com/
To schedule an interview with a senior member of the Root 66 or NEO Alternatives team, please contact Adam McCollum (adam@arm-communications.com / (917) 399-7770).
About Root 66Root 66 is steadfast in their commitment to providing top quality, highly effective and affordable natural Hemp Oil products. From seed-to-home, the Root 66 hemp oil extract is ethically sourced in the US. Their state-of-the-art agriculture and production methods are sustainable, eco-sensitive, and validated through 3rd party testing ensuring full transparency. All Root 66 products are natural, vegan, gluten-free, pesticide-free, and contain only non-GMO organic ingredients. For more information, please visit: https://root66brand.com/
About NEO AlternativesNEO Alternatives (NEO) is an innovative health and wellness company focused on redefining and elevating the CBD ecosphere. As a trailblazer and category disruptor, NEO’s portfolio of superior, premium-grade consumer brands and production facilities are at the forefront of defining the future of the cannabis and hemp industry. All NEO brands and products follow state-of-the-art agricultural practices while the company’s endeavors are also designed around strict protocols mandating the highest standards in production. These mandates include organic sourcing that follows sustainable, ethical, and eco-sensitive procedures; using natural and effective ingredients while also employing third-party testing and validation. NEO’s management team is comprised of industry leaders from the worlds of CBD, advertising, marketing, branding, finance and sales. For more information, please visit: http://www.neoalts.com
FDA Disclaimer: These products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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zumBrunnen, Inc. Announces 34 New Commissions for their Building-Related Services

The independent building consultants at zumBrunnen, Inc. are pleased to announce 34 new commissions for their capital planning, reserve studies, facility assessments, construction consulting, and other specialized building-related services. zumBrunnen helps all types of clients make smart business decisions about their buildings, grounds, and facilities.(PRWeb January 21, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/zumbrunnen_inc_announces_34_new_commissions_for_their_building_related_services/prweb16835295.htm

Cross Island Detailers Announces Their Grand Opening Providing Mobile Detailing Services in Hilton Head & Bluffton

Our value and commitment to our customers are why we pride ourselves in doing quality work, being responsive, and offering fair prices for all services provided.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (PRWEB) January 21, 2020
Cross Island Detailers has proudly announced that they are now open for business. The company will be serving the communities of Bluffton and Hilton Head with Mobile RV, Boat, and Auto Detailing services. In addition to providing quality detailing services, Cross Island Detailers’ highly committed and trained professionals also provide full-service pressure washing for both residential and commercial properties.
“We are excited to provide premiere services at an affordable rate,” says local owner Wesley Lawson, a former member of the United States Coast Guard. Lawson also introduced the company’s values by stating, “Our core beliefs are integrity, trust and excellent customer service as we strive to meet the expectations of our customers.”
While providing their customers with reliable and quality service, Cross Island Detailers combines old fashioned hard work with high-end, environmentally safe cleaners and top-rated RV chemicals such as MiracleMist to remove tarnish, leaves, dirt, dust, and even sand. When it comes to both residential and commercial pressure washing, the company’s detailers can remove even the toughest stains, grime and years of oxidation from siding, gutters, and driveways. The company can also apply a long-lasting protectant as an added service that will allow homes or businesses to remain mold and mildew free for up to three years. The equipment Cross Island Detailers uses includes hot water pressure washers and deionized water for spot-free rinsing.
“Our motto is to ‘Rev Up Your Shine,’” stated Lawson. “Our value and commitment to our customers are why we pride ourselves in doing quality work, being responsive, and offering fair prices for all services provided.”
In addition to Cross Island’s commitment to providing reliable pressure washing and Mobile RV/Auto Detailing, the company also offers ongoing service plans, monthly agreements, or one-time-only services.
For more information on Cross Island Detailers or to receive a free quote and schedule an on-site estimate, visit https://www.crossislanddetailers.com or call (843) 310-4257.

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180 Medical Announces the 180 Medical Ron Howell Caregiver College Scholarship

In honor of 180 Medical’s President Ron Howell’s retirement this year, America’s top provider of intermittent catheters, ostomy products, and incontinence products has launched the Ron Howell Caregiver College Scholarship. The 180 Medical Ron Howell Caregiver College Scholarship is open to college students who are unpaid caregivers to a family member or loved one and plan to attend a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school program in the fall.(PRWeb January 21, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/180_medical_announces_the_180_medical_ron_howell_caregiver_college_scholarship/prweb16849132.htm

Kavi Global Announces 3-Pronged Business Transformation Strategy to Accelerate Disruptive Innovation

Kavi Global announces their 3-pronged business strategy to transform the company from a Consulting Services company to a modern Solutions-Software-and-Services company that specializes in Data and Analytics delivery on the Cloud and Mobile to accelerate disruptive innovation.(PRWeb January 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/kavi_global_announces_3_pronged_business_transformation_strategy_to_accelerate_disruptive_innovation/prweb16848829.htm

Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen Announces Pending Retirement

Thomas R. Mullen, Mercy Health Services

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we extend our deepest gratitude for Tom’s peerless leadership. His efforts during these past 28 years have made Mercy the thriving health care system it is today,” said Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees.

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) January 20, 2020
After 28 years of successful service, Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen has announced his plans to retire as President & CEO effective July 2020. The Board of Trustees of Mercy Health Services announced the unanimous selection of Executive Vice President, David N. Maine, M.D. to succeed Mr. Mullen at that time. Mr. Mullen will then serve as Senior Advisor through December 2021.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we extend our deepest gratitude for Tom’s peerless leadership. His efforts during these past 28 years have made Mercy the thriving health care system it is today,” said Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees. “Tom and our entire Board are confident in the appointment of Dr. David Maine to build upon Mercy’s success well into the future,” Sister Helen Amos continued. “As a longtime Mercy physician leader, Dr. Maine is uniquely qualified to bolster and further expand Mercy’s award-winning clinical programs, enhancing Mercy’s singular position as an independent, Catholic health system with statewide reach.”
“Serving as President & CEO of Mercy has been the experience of a lifetime. Since the hospital’s founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1874, Mercy has been a very special place of hope and healing, committed to its mission of service to the Greater Baltimore community,” Mr. Mullen said. “For more than a decade at Mercy, Dr. Maine has consistently demonstrated clinical and business excellence, compassion for our patients, and a deep personal commitment to our mission and values. He’s exactly the right leader at the right time for Mercy.”
“I am honored and humbled to be selected by the Board of Trustees to follow in Tom’s footsteps as President & CEO of Mercy Health Services,” Dr. David Maine said. “As a result of Tom’s and Sister Helen’s leadership over the years, Mercy is blessed with outstanding physicians, providers, nurses, staff and a strong team of executive leaders all committed to moving Mercy forward for many years to come,” Dr. Maine continued. “As a mission-driven organization, we look forward to meeting the challenges of an evolving healthcare landscape by leading as the health system of choice with high-quality, high-value services provided in a community of compassionate care.”
Dr. David Maine has served as Executive Vice President for Mercy Health Services since October 2019, responsible for all MHS operations, overseeing the Medical Center, specialty and primary care physician networks, and Mercy affiliates. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Mercy Health Services, Dr. Maine was Executive Vice President of Mercy’s Physician Enterprise, focusing on the growth of its physician network. Dr. Maine’s other roles at Mercy have included serving as President of Medical Staff; as Senior Vice President of Clinical Transformation, leading Mercy’s efforts to launch SurgCenter of Towson; and since 2007, as Medical Director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy, earning distinction as a Baltimore magazine “Top Doctor” by providing leading-edge treatment options to patients throughout Maryland.
Dr. Maine is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Maine, 43, lives in Pikesville, Maryland with his wife and two children.
“On behalf of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s half million Catholics, we celebrate and cherish Tom Mullen’s exceptional leadership as Mercy Health Services’ first lay President & CEO,” said Archbishop William Lori. “With Dr. David Maine taking the helm in July, I have no doubt Mercy will remain a shining beacon of light and hope for our City with a special commitment to the poor and underserved. We are grateful for Sister Helen Amos’ continuing service as Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees and Mercy’s ongoing promise to remain an independent, locally-governed health system, fully committed to its Catholic identity.”
“As Mercy Health Services’ Canonical Sponsor, the Sisters of Mercy are very proud to have worked with Tom Mullen for nearly three decades to further our health care ministry for the people of Baltimore,” said Sister Pat Coward, RSM, Health Ministry Liaison for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community. “We believe Mercy is well-positioned under the leadership of Dr. David Maine as the future President and CEO to carry forward Mercy’s mission and values inspired by the life of our founder, Catherine McAuley,” Sister Coward continued.
When Mr. Mullen, 63, first arrived at Mercy Medical Center in 1991 as Chief Financial Officer to work alongside then newly-appointed President & CEO Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Mercy was seriously challenged to remain relevant as a small, urban hospital located in a struggling city with a declining population. In the decades that followed, Mercy was transformed into a strong and growing regional health system through the creation of new Centers of Excellence led by renowned physicians who developed focused, high-quality clinical programs in Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Cancer, Digestive Health, and more. With Mr. Mullen’s vision and ongoing support, the new physician-led programs began drawing ever-increasing numbers of new patients to Mercy from throughout Maryland and beyond.
Early on, Mr. Mullen also recognized the need to work with Mercy’s physician leaders to provide comprehensive services closer to the community by creating one-stop-shop medical hub sites that also offered ancillary diagnostic and imaging services and convenient access for patients across the region. As a result of his foresight to invest in building an ambulatory network of more than 220 employed primary and specialty care providers, Mercy’s physician enterprise now touches more than 10% of the adult population of the entire Baltimore Metropolitan region. Today, over 270,000 Marylanders utilize Mercy’s surgeons and medical specialists and rely on Mercy Personal Physicians for their primary care needs.
Under Mr. Mullen’s direction, Mercy’s investment in quality and its growing financial strength enabled the development of the award-winning Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center in September 2003 and the construction and opening of the $400+ million, 20-story replacement inpatient tower, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center in December 2010. During his tenure, Mercy acquired Stella Maris, central Maryland’s largest long-term care facility providing skilled nursing care, hospice, home health, and rehabilitation services, and developed Mercy Ridge, a 409-unit Continuing Care Retirement Center both located in Timonium, MD.
“Mercy’s success is attributed to our philosophy that physician leadership of our clinical programs leads to outstanding patient-centered care,” Mr. Mullen said. “Mercy’s culture of excellence and compassion is rooted in an environment where physicians feel the freedom to practice medicine in the way they know is best for their patients,” Mr. Mullen continued. “The selection of Dr. David Maine is a natural extension of our culture and philosophy. My focus over the next six months is to ensure a seamless transition as Mercy moves forward to succeed in an era of value-based care.”
“I am especially grateful for Tom’s ongoing mentorship and support during the transition and for his commitment to remain with Mercy as a Senior Advisor through December 2021,” Dr. Maine said. “Tom has left an indelible mark on the 145-year history of this great institution and his continued advice and counsel will be treasured by myself, Sister Helen, and our entire senior management team as we work together to build on Tom’s legacy for Mercy’s future.”
Sister Helen Amos, RSM, and Dr. David Maine released a video tribute of Mr. Mullen’s many contributions to Mercy in celebration of 20 years of dedicated service as President & CEO.
**About Mercy Health Services**Mercy Health Services, Inc. (MHS) is a nonprofit, integrated health system, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, delivering health care and residential services in various locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. MHS is the parent of Mercy Medical Center, a 183-licensed bed acute care teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland School Of Medicine. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Mercy Medical Center provides a broad range of primary and secondary acute care services, as well as a preferred tertiary referral center in certain select specialties. Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; and is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group. In Fiscal 2018, Mercy provided more than $57 million in state-reported Community Benefits, including $14 million in Charity Care to Baltimore-area residents. MHS is the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 220 physicians and advanced practitioners with Baltimore-area locations in Downtown, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Canton, and Hunt Valley. MHS is the parent of Stella Maris, a leading Maryland nursing home and skilled nursing facility offering comprehensive senior services located in Timonium.

Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen Announces Pending Retirement

Thomas R. Mullen, Mercy Health Services

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we extend our deepest gratitude for Tom’s peerless leadership. His efforts during these past 28 years have made Mercy the thriving health care system it is today,” said Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees.

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) January 20, 2020
After 28 years of successful service, Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen has announced his plans to retire as President & CEO effective July 2020. The Board of Trustees of Mercy Health Services announced the unanimous selection of Executive Vice President, David N. Maine, M.D. to succeed Mr. Mullen at that time. Mr. Mullen will then serve as Senior Advisor through December 2021.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we extend our deepest gratitude for Tom’s peerless leadership. His efforts during these past 28 years have made Mercy the thriving health care system it is today,” said Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees. “Tom and our entire Board are confident in the appointment of Dr. David Maine to build upon Mercy’s success well into the future,” Sister Helen Amos continued. “As a longtime Mercy physician leader, Dr. Maine is uniquely qualified to bolster and further expand Mercy’s award-winning clinical programs, enhancing Mercy’s singular position as an independent, Catholic health system with statewide reach.”
“Serving as President & CEO of Mercy has been the experience of a lifetime. Since the hospital’s founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1874, Mercy has been a very special place of hope and healing, committed to its mission of service to the Greater Baltimore community,” Mr. Mullen said. “For more than a decade at Mercy, Dr. Maine has consistently demonstrated clinical and business excellence, compassion for our patients, and a deep personal commitment to our mission and values. He’s exactly the right leader at the right time for Mercy.”
“I am honored and humbled to be selected by the Board of Trustees to follow in Tom’s footsteps as President & CEO of Mercy Health Services,” Dr. David Maine said. “As a result of Tom’s and Sister Helen’s leadership over the years, Mercy is blessed with outstanding physicians, providers, nurses, staff and a strong team of executive leaders all committed to moving Mercy forward for many years to come,” Dr. Maine continued. “As a mission-driven organization, we look forward to meeting the challenges of an evolving healthcare landscape by leading as the health system of choice with high-quality, high-value services provided in a community of compassionate care.”
Dr. David Maine has served as Executive Vice President for Mercy Health Services since October 2019, responsible for all MHS operations, overseeing the Medical Center, specialty and primary care physician networks, and Mercy affiliates. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Mercy Health Services, Dr. Maine was Executive Vice President of Mercy’s Physician Enterprise, focusing on the growth of its physician network. Dr. Maine’s other roles at Mercy have included serving as President of Medical Staff; as Senior Vice President of Clinical Transformation, leading Mercy’s efforts to launch SurgCenter of Towson; and since 2007, as Medical Director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy, earning distinction as a Baltimore magazine “Top Doctor” by providing leading-edge treatment options to patients throughout Maryland.
Dr. Maine is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Maine, 43, lives in Pikesville, Maryland with his wife and two children.
“On behalf of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s half million Catholics, we celebrate and cherish Tom Mullen’s exceptional leadership as Mercy Health Services’ first lay President & CEO,” said Archbishop William Lori. “With Dr. David Maine taking the helm in July, I have no doubt Mercy will remain a shining beacon of light and hope for our City with a special commitment to the poor and underserved. We are grateful for Sister Helen Amos’ continuing service as Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees and Mercy’s ongoing promise to remain an independent, locally-governed health system, fully committed to its Catholic identity.”
“As Mercy Health Services’ Canonical Sponsor, the Sisters of Mercy are very proud to have worked with Tom Mullen for nearly three decades to further our health care ministry for the people of Baltimore,” said Sister Pat Coward, RSM, Health Ministry Liaison for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community. “We believe Mercy is well-positioned under the leadership of Dr. David Maine as the future President and CEO to carry forward Mercy’s mission and values inspired by the life of our founder, Catherine McAuley,” Sister Coward continued.
When Mr. Mullen, 63, first arrived at Mercy Medical Center in 1991 as Chief Financial Officer to work alongside then newly-appointed President & CEO Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Mercy was seriously challenged to remain relevant as a small, urban hospital located in a struggling city with a declining population. In the decades that followed, Mercy was transformed into a strong and growing regional health system through the creation of new Centers of Excellence led by renowned physicians who developed focused, high-quality clinical programs in Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Cancer, Digestive Health, and more. With Mr. Mullen’s vision and ongoing support, the new physician-led programs began drawing ever-increasing numbers of new patients to Mercy from throughout Maryland and beyond.
Early on, Mr. Mullen also recognized the need to work with Mercy’s physician leaders to provide comprehensive services closer to the community by creating one-stop-shop medical hub sites that also offered ancillary diagnostic and imaging services and convenient access for patients across the region. As a result of his foresight to invest in building an ambulatory network of more than 220 employed primary and specialty care providers, Mercy’s physician enterprise now touches more than 10% of the adult population of the entire Baltimore Metropolitan region. Today, over 270,000 Marylanders utilize Mercy’s surgeons and medical specialists and rely on Mercy Personal Physicians for their primary care needs.
Under Mr. Mullen’s direction, Mercy’s investment in quality and its growing financial strength enabled the development of the award-winning Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center in September 2003 and the construction and opening of the $400+ million, 20-story replacement inpatient tower, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center in December 2010. During his tenure, Mercy acquired Stella Maris, central Maryland’s largest long-term care facility providing skilled nursing care, hospice, home health, and rehabilitation services, and developed Mercy Ridge, a 409-unit Continuing Care Retirement Center both located in Timonium, MD.
“Mercy’s success is attributed to our philosophy that physician leadership of our clinical programs leads to outstanding patient-centered care,” Mr. Mullen said. “Mercy’s culture of excellence and compassion is rooted in an environment where physicians feel the freedom to practice medicine in the way they know is best for their patients,” Mr. Mullen continued. “The selection of Dr. David Maine is a natural extension of our culture and philosophy. My focus over the next six months is to ensure a seamless transition as Mercy moves forward to succeed in an era of value-based care.”
“I am especially grateful for Tom’s ongoing mentorship and support during the transition and for his commitment to remain with Mercy as a Senior Advisor through December 2021,” Dr. Maine said. “Tom has left an indelible mark on the 145-year history of this great institution and his continued advice and counsel will be treasured by myself, Sister Helen, and our entire senior management team as we work together to build on Tom’s legacy for Mercy’s future.”
Sister Helen Amos, RSM, and Dr. David Maine released a video tribute of Mr. Mullen’s many contributions to Mercy in celebration of 20 years of dedicated service as President & CEO.
**About Mercy Health Services**Mercy Health Services, Inc. (MHS) is a nonprofit, integrated health system, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, delivering health care and residential services in various locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. MHS is the parent of Mercy Medical Center, a 183-licensed bed acute care teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland School Of Medicine. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Mercy Medical Center provides a broad range of primary and secondary acute care services, as well as a preferred tertiary referral center in certain select specialties. Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; and is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group. In Fiscal 2018, Mercy provided more than $57 million in state-reported Community Benefits, including $14 million in Charity Care to Baltimore-area residents. MHS is the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 220 physicians and advanced practitioners with Baltimore-area locations in Downtown, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Canton, and Hunt Valley. MHS is the parent of Stella Maris, a leading Maryland nursing home and skilled nursing facility offering comprehensive senior services located in Timonium.