Mercy Philadelphia to Become an Innovative Public Health Campus

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a non-profit public health agency that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations, will take ownership of Mercy Philadelphia.

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Putting Patients First

Serving the West Philadelphia Community

With the support of PHMC and community partners, including Penn Medicine, Trinity Health and Independence Blue Cross, the new public health campus will provide a range of health care, behavioral health and social service programs.

Emergency and other Medical Services

Provided by Penn Medicine’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital-Based Behavioral Health Beds

Provided by Penn Medicine’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Behavioral Health, Primary Care and other Health Care Services

offered in coordination with Public Health Management Corporation and its partners.

Community-Based Programs

offered in coordination with Public Health Management Corporation and its partners. In addition, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will continue to offer programs along with an expansion of the Mercy Senior Center. Additional support will be provided by Independence Blue Cross.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Center

What does this mean for me and my family?

This means that Mercy Philadelphia is being sold to PHMC, with support from Penn Medicine, and your family will continue to have access to healthcare services in West Philadelphia.

Will there still be an Emergency Room?

Yes, the Emergency Room will remain open and will be run by Penn Medicine’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Who is PHMC and when will the campus be transitioned?

PHMC has served the city of Philadelphia for nearly 50 years as a regional non-profit public health provider. PHMC works in partnership with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations.The transition of the Mercy Philadelphia campus will take several months. During this time, Mercy Philadelphia will continue to offer certain services at the campus, including emergency services and limited primary care.

I used to go to Mercy Philadelphia when I was sick, all my doctors are there, what do I do now?

The Emergency Room will remain open to take care of all your emergency needs. To continue to care for you, many of your Mercy doctors will remain close by at Mercy Senior Health, Mercy Fitzgerald, or other locations in the area. The new public health campus will provide primary care services and help you find care.

How is PHMC going to help me and my family?

The coalition partners of PHMC, Penn Medicine, Independence Blue Cross, and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic have come together to develop a new public health campus that will provide emergency care, hospital-based care, behavioral health, doctors, and social service programs.

What do I do if I go to the Emergency Room and need to be admitted?

The new facility will have hospital beds to care for patients from the Emergency Room. If needed, patients can be transferred to other hospitals in the area for additional care.

Does this mean Mercy is leaving West Philadelphia?

While Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will no longer operate Mercy Philadelphia, they remain committed to the community, just as they have for more than 100 years. The Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Community Health and Wellbeing department will continue its programs to support access to food and connection to other social services, and Mercy Senior Health will expand to provide even more primary care services.

What services will this new public health campus provide?

  • Emergency Room
  • Hospital-based beds to admit patients from Emergency Room
  • Behavioral health services
  • Primary and community care
  • Social support services