St. Rita’s emergency medicine residency accredited

LIMA — The newly developed emergency medicine residency program at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center has received its initial accreditation, the hospital confirmed.

The three-year residency program’s first class of residents will start in July 2020. The program, led by Dr. David Toro, Susan Dun and Dr. James Chan, has received accreditation for up to 18 residents.

Mercy Health Regional Chief Clinical Officer Kevin Casey, DO, said the accreditation shows that the hospital “is using its resources to improve the quality of healthcare for our friends and families that are the Lima community.”

“Bringing in high-quality physicians to train our residents, training those residents to be excellent physicians and then keeping them in the community not only benefits the individual patient but the entire region,” Casey said in a statement. “We are humbled and privileged to be able to provide amazing care today as well as provide clinical excellence far into the future.”

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s announced the new residency program in 2018 alongside other new residencies in family medicine, internal medicine and general surgery.

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