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Mercy Medical Center Launches Healthcare Provider Recognition Program

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has launched its “Recognize a Star” program, inviting recent patients to say “thank you” to the Mercy physician, nurse, therapist, or other caregiver who has provided a healing touch and made their future brighter.

With a gift of $100 or more, the patient’s name and the name of their provider will be displayed on a star-shaped plaque prominently displayed in the hospital’s main lobby. When nominating their ‘star,’ patients are also encouraged to share information about their experience at Mercy Medical Center.

“At Mercy, our patients are always treated with compassion, respect, and dignity, and their testimonials reveal the special nature of the care they receive here,” said Deborah Bitsoli, president of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates. “As one patient aptly noted, ‘you are treated as a person and not as a number.’ The ‘Recognize a Star’ program offers our patients and donors an opportunity to honor the providers who cared for them and made a profound difference in their lives.”

For more information about the “Recognize a Star” program, call (413) 748-9920 or visit www.mercygives.org.