The metal cross is affixed above the hospital president’s door, and it’s not just a decoration.
The crucifix symbolizes the religious well-being of patients. In addition to them being cared for by medical doctors and nurses at UPMC Mercy, they receive a level of care not measured in a prescription pill or through a needed operation.
It’s more of a spiritual healing.
“That crucifix over my door is there for a reason,” said UPMC Mercy Hospital President John Innocenti, as he looked at it from his seat inside his office. “We have morning prayer and reflection. Our focus is