Mercy Physicians Named Among Baltimore’s “Top Docs” in November 2015 Issue of Baltimore Magazine

October 21, 2015
Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland

Eight Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2015 “Top Docs” issue, specifically:

Each Mercy physician was recognized as among the best in their respective fields.

Mercy’s Dr. Neil B. Friedman, Director, The Hoffberger Breast Center, was also included via a special profile where he answered a series of questions such as, “What sorts of moments tell you that (pursuing a career in medicine) was the right career decision?” 

“When patients come back after treatment and you see the relief in their faces, the gratitude, and they give you a big hug,” Dr. Friedman said.

Mercy’s presence in Baltimore magazine’s “Top Docs” edition is the latest recognition the nationally acclaimed hospital has received in 2015. U.S. News & World Report, in its annual “Best Hospital” rankings for 2015-2016 named Mercy as the third best hospital in Maryland, behind only the academic medical centers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Mercy retained its status from last year as the state’s top-ranked community hospital.

Mercy was named a “high performing” hospital in five areas including: Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics. Mercy’s overall rating is supported by recently announced “High Performing” designations by U.S. News for Mercy in both hip replacement and knee replacement surgery.

Mercy was also noted as one of only two Maryland hospitals to earn a 4-Star rating from the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Rating system. Mercy received the 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, distinguished in the top 15% of hospitals nationally. For the third consecutive year, Mercy received the Women’s Choice Award for as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience and was named one of “America’s Top 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Found in 1874, Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters with a national reputation for women’s health care. Mercy is home to the renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine and the 20-story, $400+ million Mary Catherine Bunting Center. For more information, call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

Email: Office: 410-332-9714 Cell: 410-375-7342

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy 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; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit, MDMercyMedia on FacebookTwitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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