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Mercy Medical Center to Launch The Maryland Bariatric Center

Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy

“Lifestyle modification, eating habits, surgery, stress reduction, and the patient’s commitment to improving themselves—all are key to achieving a successful outcome for the patient, and we address each at The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy,” said Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS.

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) November 27, 2019
Noted bariatric specialist Kuldeep Singh, MD, FACS, MBA, FASMBS, has joined Mercy Medical Center to establish a new clinical program: The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, scheduled to open in January 2020. Dr. Singh will lead the new center as Medical Director.
“At The Maryland Bariatric Center, patients will have the support of Mercy’s team every step of the way. Patients will have access to a premier multidisciplinary weight-loss resource. I am extremely pleased to join Mercy in leading this new center, dedicated to addressing two of the most significant health care threats today—obesity and metabolic disease,” Dr. Singh said.
According to Dr. Singh, an emphasis will be placed “not merely on weight loss, but treating the comorbidities associated with being overweight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain and other related issues.”
Treatments will include:
Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y) Surgery (stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both)
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery (approximately 75% of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric “sleeve”; no intestines are removed or bypassed)
Revision Bariatric Surgery (may apply to issues that arise following sleeve, bypass, or lap-band surgery; may be recommended due to surgical complication, if patient begins regaining weight, etc).
“Dr. Singh is well known and highly regarded by the medical staff. His comprehensive background in bariatric surgery will complement Mercy’s high-quality Centers of Excellence,” said Dr. Larry J. Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Mercy.
The Center’s team of medical, behavioral, nutrition specialists is bariatric-trained and work one-on-one with each patient to create a program tailored to their individual needs. The Center will be located at on the ground floor of The Weinberg Center at Mercy, 250 North Calvert Street in downtown Baltimore.
In addition to the new Mercy center, Dr. Singh will conduct a Mercy clinic one day per week at his office at 7625 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 145 in Fulton, MD.
Patients will be scheduled to participate in a 1-2 hour educational seminar, undergo a one-on-one physician consult, and over a 3-6 month period, meet with a dietitian, take part in a weight loss plan, undergo a regimen of tests/screens including EKG and chest X-ray; consult with a psychologist and attend a pre-op class, all prior to surgery. Post-operative appointments will be scheduled in the months that follow, as well as an annual check-up, Dr. Singh explained.
“At the Center, patients will have access to a premier multidisciplinary weight-loss program that is supported by Mercy’s many strong clinical programs and specialties. For individuals who are suffering from severe metabolic and weight issues, the Center will offer an opportunity to improve their health and quality of life,” said Dr. David Maine, Executive Vice President for Mercy Health Services.
“Lifestyle modification, eating habits, surgery, stress reduction, and the patient’s commitment to improving themselves—all are key to achieving a successful outcome for the patient, and we address each at The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy,” Dr. Singh said.
A board certified general surgeon, Dr. Singh is fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery with leadership experience as a Medical Director and Program Director. He has also taught numerous residents entering bariatric practices and fellowships.
Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Singh served as Program Director of the Bariatric Fellowship at St. Agnes Hospital. Dr. Singh completed his Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and his residency in General Surgery at St. Agnes.
Named a “Top Doctor” in Bariatric Surgery by Baltimore magazine for multiple years, and a “Health Care Hero” by The Daily Record, Dr. Singh personally hosts numerous informational seminars to help patients determine whether weight loss surgery is the best option to achieve their health goals.
Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated medical facility with a national reputation for women’s health. Mercy is home to the nationally acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. For more information, visit Mercy online at http://www.mdmercy.com; MDMercyMedia on Facebook and Twitter; or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.

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Mercy Medical Center to Launch The Maryland Bariatric Center

Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy

“Lifestyle modification, eating habits, surgery, stress reduction, and the patient’s commitment to improving themselves—all are key to achieving a successful outcome for the patient, and we address each at The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy,” said Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS.

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) November 27, 2019
Noted bariatric specialist Kuldeep Singh, MD, FACS, MBA, FASMBS, has joined Mercy Medical Center to establish a new clinical program: The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, scheduled to open in January 2020. Dr. Singh will lead the new center as Medical Director.
“At The Maryland Bariatric Center, patients will have the support of Mercy’s team every step of the way. Patients will have access to a premier multidisciplinary weight-loss resource. I am extremely pleased to join Mercy in leading this new center, dedicated to addressing two of the most significant health care threats today—obesity and metabolic disease,” Dr. Singh said.
According to Dr. Singh, an emphasis will be placed “not merely on weight loss, but treating the comorbidities associated with being overweight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain and other related issues.”
Treatments will include:
Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y) Surgery (stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both)
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery (approximately 75% of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric “sleeve”; no intestines are removed or bypassed)
Revision Bariatric Surgery (may apply to issues that arise following sleeve, bypass, or lap-band surgery; may be recommended due to surgical complication, if patient begins regaining weight, etc).
“Dr. Singh is well known and highly regarded by the medical staff. His comprehensive background in bariatric surgery will complement Mercy’s high-quality Centers of Excellence,” said Dr. Larry J. Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Mercy.
The Center’s team of medical, behavioral, nutrition specialists is bariatric-trained and work one-on-one with each patient to create a program tailored to their individual needs. The Center will be located at on the ground floor of The Weinberg Center at Mercy, 250 North Calvert Street in downtown Baltimore.
In addition to the new Mercy center, Dr. Singh will conduct a Mercy clinic one day per week at his office at 7625 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 145 in Fulton, MD.
Patients will be scheduled to participate in a 1-2 hour educational seminar, undergo a one-on-one physician consult, and over a 3-6 month period, meet with a dietitian, take part in a weight loss plan, undergo a regimen of tests/screens including EKG and chest X-ray; consult with a psychologist and attend a pre-op class, all prior to surgery. Post-operative appointments will be scheduled in the months that follow, as well as an annual check-up, Dr. Singh explained.
“At the Center, patients will have access to a premier multidisciplinary weight-loss program that is supported by Mercy’s many strong clinical programs and specialties. For individuals who are suffering from severe metabolic and weight issues, the Center will offer an opportunity to improve their health and quality of life,” said Dr. David Maine, Executive Vice President for Mercy Health Services.
“Lifestyle modification, eating habits, surgery, stress reduction, and the patient’s commitment to improving themselves—all are key to achieving a successful outcome for the patient, and we address each at The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy,” Dr. Singh said.
A board certified general surgeon, Dr. Singh is fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery with leadership experience as a Medical Director and Program Director. He has also taught numerous residents entering bariatric practices and fellowships.
Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Singh served as Program Director of the Bariatric Fellowship at St. Agnes Hospital. Dr. Singh completed his Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and his residency in General Surgery at St. Agnes.
Named a “Top Doctor” in Bariatric Surgery by Baltimore magazine for multiple years, and a “Health Care Hero” by The Daily Record, Dr. Singh personally hosts numerous informational seminars to help patients determine whether weight loss surgery is the best option to achieve their health goals.
Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated medical facility with a national reputation for women’s health. Mercy is home to the nationally acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. For more information, visit Mercy online at http://www.mdmercy.com; MDMercyMedia on Facebook and Twitter; or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.

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Mercy Medical Center Named America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

“Mercy has a strong reputation in the field of orthopedic, joint replacement and spinal surgery…The Healthgrades recognition is further evidence of Mercy’s leadership role in orthopedic medicine,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center.

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) November 14, 2019
A recognized leader in the field of orthopedic medicine, Mercy Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
The Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation cites Mercy as among the top 5 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic surgery (three consecutive years, 2020, 2019, 2018) spine surgery (2020, 2019, 2018) and joint replacement (2020).
Mercy received a “5-star” rating, indicating the 145-year-old hospital’s clinical outcomes in these orthopedic specialties are statistically better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. Further, regards quality of patient experience, Mercy rated 10% higher than the national average.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data. Mercy achieved “superior clinical outcomes” in knee and hip replacement; in back, neck surgery, hip fracture treatment, total knee, and spinal fusion procedures, among others.
“Mercy has a strong reputation in the field of orthopedic, joint replacement and spinal surgery, receiving many awards for excellence over the years. The Healthgrades recognition is further evidence of Mercy’s leadership role in orthopedic medicine,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center.
Healthgrades achievements recognize hospitals that consistently deliver outstanding clinical outcomes in key service areas. Patients treated in hospitals that received one or more of these clinical distinctions have a significantly lower risk of dying or experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in a hospital that did not.
“The hospitals that stand out for exceptional performance in orthopedic surgery should be commended for their long-standing commitment to quality,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers are increasingly savvy when it comes to finding and selecting a hospital, patients can be confident when they select a hospital that has achieved this Healthgrades recognition.”
Mercy was recently ranked as one of the top midsize employers in the nation by Forbes magazine for the third consecutive year. Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s spring and fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the U.S. Mercy was also recently recognized by Healthgrades for achievements in Women’s Health, earning the 5-Star designation for hysterectomy, gynecologic procedures, and vaginal delivery, as well as special recognition for superior performance in gynecologic surgery.
Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated medical facility named a “Top Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report and has a national reputation for women’s health care. Mercy is home to the renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. For more information, visit Mercy’s website at http://www.mdmercy.com, visit MDMercyMedia on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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Mercy Medical Center Nationally Recognized With An ‘A’ For the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

“Receiving this top grade is indicative of Mercy’s dedication to safeguarding our patients and delivering the best care possible,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Services.

BALTIMORE (PRWEB) November 12, 2019
Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. Mercy was one of 10 hospitals in Maryland and one of only three hospitals in Baltimore City to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“At Mercy, it’s our mission to provide quality care in a compassionate setting. To achieve this goal, patient safety is a must. Receiving this top grade is indicative of Mercy’s dedication to safeguarding our patients and delivering the best care possible,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Services.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Mercy also received an “A” grade by Leapfrog this past spring. To view Mercy’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated medical facility with a national reputation for women’s health care. For more information, visit Mercy at http://www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.

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Queer, Filipino-American, Nashville Songwriter Mercy Bell Releases Album

A “distinct voice with a potent, progressive take on emotive, modern folk.” – Rolling Stone
Press Release – updated: Oct 21, 2019 18:31 EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 21, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Queer, Filipino-American, Nashville-based, alt-country musician Mercy Bell released her self-titled, second album on Friday, October 18. 
Rolling Stone Country calls Bell a “distinct voice with a potent, progressive take on emotive, modern folk.”
Drawing from folk, pop, and country, her music looks forward without losing sight of its roots. Her new, self-titled album, recorded with her band at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, finds the singer-songwriter claiming her voice in a way that is personal and rapturous.
A bi-coastal upbringing in California and New England, plus time spent in New York and Arkansas before landing in her current home of East Nashville, gives her a perspective on life that is broad, deep, and uniquely American. Mercy embraces her singular view and uses it to show us that the small things tell us all we need to know about the big things. 
Album credits include Grammy-winning engineer Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves, Hanson), multi-instrumentalist Megan Elizabeth McCormick (Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, Bon Iver),  engineer Jason Mott (Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Metallica), Larissa Maestro, Kristin Weber, Robert Gay, Chris Housman, and many others. The album was produced by Mercy Bell, Trace Faulkner, and Abby Hairston. The album was finished thanks to United Talent Agency and the UTA Foundation’s Live Inspired program, which offers five employees from across the company a one-week sabbatical and stipend to pursue a philanthropic passion or aspirational dream.
​Listen here now: 
mercybell.com
Spotify 
Apple Music 
Tidal
YouTube 
Soundcloud
Media Contact:Brian Foyster at Swarm Digital MediaPhone: 615-521-3123Email: brian@swarmdigitalmedia.com ​
Source: Mercy Bell