St. Mary Medical Center in the Bucks County Community
St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, has an almost 50-year history of delivering compassionate, high-quality care to the Bucks County community. St. Mary, a Catholic healthcare system, is a member of Trinity Health, the nation’s second largest faith-based healthcare system.
In 1858, the city of Philadelphia was caught in the grips of a smallpox epidemic and turned to the Sisters of St. Francis for help. Although none were trained nurses, the proficient care they provided to the sick earned them a reputation for providing Christ-like charity. In 1860, Mother Francis, a leader of the order, was unable to accommodate the many sick at the convent. She secured a larger building and named it St. Mary’s Hospital. The new facility officially began the order’s journey into healthcare.