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Company Description

Cardinal Leadership provides proven character based leadership solutions through executive coaching, education, development, and selection services. ... more

Background Information

Employment History

Interim Senior Vice President Mercy Health System and President Mercy Physician Network

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Medical Director

Holy Spirit Health System


American College of Physician Executives

Chair of the PAFP Legal and Government Affairs Committee and A Member of the Similar Committee
PA Medical Society

West Shore Evangelical Free Church

Gettysburg Hospital


the United States Military Academy at West Point

Bachelors degree

Political Science and Chemistry

the United States Military Academy at West Point , N.Y.



Masters degree

Health Care Administration

University of North Carolina

medical degree

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

medical degree

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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CONSHOHOCKEN Mercy Health ... [cached]

CONSHOHOCKEN Mercy Health System has announced the appointment of Peter Cardinal, MD, MHA to the position of President, Mercy Physician Network where he will be responsible for enhancing physician relations and alignment, system growth, and clinical excellence. The Mercy Physician Network provides quality, person-centered care across the continuum of care through 40 office locations comprised of nearly 100 physicians in the Philadelphia region.

With more than 25 years of physician leadership experience, Dr. Cardinal comes to Mercy Physician Network from Holy Spirit Health System in Camp Hill, Pa., where he served as the Medical Director and Acting Chief Medical Information Officer. In this capacity, he was responsible for the medical care and administrative functioning of a multi-specialty medical group with $42 million annual revenue and over 100 providers in primary care and surgical subspecialties. Dr. Cardinal also served as Medical Director of Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg, Pa. and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Gettysburg Hospital.
As a physician-leader in the Army, he oversaw outpatient care provided by over 120 physicians and extenders, 12 office managers, and numerous nurses and other support personnel. Dr. Cardinal is currently the Chair of the PAFP Legal and Government Affairs Committee and a member of the similar committee for the PA Medical Society. For five years he served as Board President and Chief Volunteer Officer at New Hope Ministry, a community social service agency serving families in crisis in Cumberland, York and Adams County.
A retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, Dr. Cardinal received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and completed his residency in Family Practice at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta Ga. He earned his Masters degree in Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. and his Bachelors degree in Political Science and Chemistry from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Practice and the American College of Physician Executives and also serves as a reviewer for Family Practice Management Journal and Military Medicine Journal.
Dr. Cardinal has the expertise and hands-on experience necessary to guide our future as the network grows, strengthen the care delivery system, and continue to provide excellent patient satisfaction.

Despite its religious affiliation, the ... [cached]

Despite its religious affiliation, the hospital is careful never to force prayer on patients, said Dr. Peter Cardinal, medical director of Holy Spirit Outpatient Services in Camp Hill, and they have the utmost respect for all religions and traditions.

Someone with strong religious beliefs is also less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, such as smoking or drinking and driving, Cardinal said.
Scientists studying the faith-health link have struggled to determine whether attending church improved health outcomes because of the social support received from fellow church members, its role in shaping lifestyle choices, or something about the spiritual experience itself, but they have found it difficult to pinpoint or prove through quantifiable means.
At its most elementary level, all forms of prayer, with its repetition of words and sounds, evoke a relaxation response that calms stress and promotes healing, scientists said.
As a member of West Shore Evangelical Free Church, an Army veteran of Afghanistan and the first Gulf War and a volunteer on medical missions in the Third World, Cardinal stated unequivocally: "I have seen the power of prayer."
"God is not the celestial Santa Claus," Cardinal said.
"Prayer and religious intervention are not a replacement for medical care," Cardinal said.

Our Team | New Hope Ministries [cached]

Peter Cardinal, M.D.

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Peter Cardinal MD, MHA, FAAFP, CPE, FACPE

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Peter A. Cardinal, President

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