Health Care and Wellness

Mercy Health-Youngstown Earns Gold Medal Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the third year in a row, Mercy Health-Youngstown’s internal medicine residency program was awarded with the 2019 Gold Medal Award.

The Gold Medal Award, which was presented to Mercy by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians, recognizes internal medicine resident physicians for their accomplishments in research.

“We are extremely proud of those we help train to care for patients,” said Dr. James Kravec, chief clinical officer at Mercy Health-Youngstown in a statement. “The lives that are impacted are not only here in the Valley, but globally.”

The local residency program has experienced the highest percentage of abstracts accepted for presentation; meaning research that is not only valid, but credible and helping to improve the lives of patients throughout the Valley.

“These physicians take the skills they learn here in Youngstown and Warren to people all over the world,” Kravec said. “This is something all here in the Valley can be proud of.”

By receiving the award, the residency program ranks among the top in the state of Ohio on the number of abstracts accepted for presentation. There are 27 internal medicine residency programs throughout the state.

In addition, there are 31 internal medicine residents at Mercy Health-Youngstown who are building their clinical expertise to care for patients locally and abroad.

“These resident physicians work tirelessly serving both as physicians and teachers,” said Dr. Thomas Marnejon, director of Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Health-Youngstown. “These residents are working with the newest in therapies and technologies alongside physicians who have been in practice for many years.”

Pictured: Drs. Patrick Brine, Thomas Marnejon and Jung Kim with Internal Medicine residents.

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.