Donna P. Scott, 61, medical director

Donna P. Scott
Donna P. Scott
Posted: September 18, 2013

Donna P. Scott, 61, of Media, a doctor who loved children and dedicated her life to caring for them, died Thursday, Sept. 12, of breast cancer at her home.

Despite the harshness of her medical regimen, she never complained or missed a day of work, her family said. At the time of her death, she was medical director at ProgenyHealth in Conshohocken.

Dr. Scott began working in 2007 at the firm, which manages the cases of premature babies and infants with complex medical issues during their first year of life.

Dr. Ellen Stang, president and CEO of ProgenyHealth, said Dr. Scott became a full-time medical director in 2008 and the company's lead medical director in 2010.

"Donna truly cared about doing her job well and worked tirelessly through the years to help develop the medical management program, which is thriving today at ProgenyHealth," Stang said. "She was loved by all her colleagues and friends at work, and will be deeply missed."

Stang said the loss for her was also personal.

"Donna has been with me from the beginnings of Progeny as a trusted colleague and friend. It will be a loss I will feel for a very long time. I am blessed that she came into my life," Stang said.

Before joining Progeny, Dr. Scott helped many youngsters during 15 years as the director of inpatient pediatrics at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Upper Darby and then at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.

She also found time to assist the Delaware County Child Death Review Team and Children and Youth Services Sexual Abuse Center, providing expert opinion and testimony in cases involving the death or sexual abuse of children.

Born and raised in Delaware County, Dr. Scott graduated from Penncrest High School in 1970, and earned her bachelor of science degree in biology at Widener University and her master of science degree in microbiology at Pennsylvania State University.

She followed those with a medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1990, and a master's degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

A lifelong Media resident, she married James B. Scott Jr. The two enjoyed spending time in Ocean City, N.J.

Surviving besides her husband of 34 years are sons Steven, James III, and David; a brother; sister; and nieces and nephews.

A viewing is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Rigby, Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, 15 E. Fourth St., Media, and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 30 E. Franklin St., Media, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at the church.

Burial is in Cumberland Cemetery. A reception will follow at D'Ignazio's Towne House Restaurant, 117 Veterans Square, Media.

Donations may be made to METAvivor Research & Support Inc. via www.metavivor.org. The organization does research and supports those with metastatic breast cancer.


Contact Bonnie L. Cook at 610-313-8102 or bcook@phillynews.com.

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