Thank you to our Crozer-Keystone Health System doctors, nurses and support staff for making personal sacrifices to take care of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are humbled by our employees' compassion.
Crozer-Keystone Health System recently recognized Donald Webb, RN, from the Emergency Department at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, as a recipient of The DAISY® Award. He was nominated by a patient for the compassion and comfort he provided during their visit. “I have a myriad of health problems and frequently visit Crozer's ED. The first time I met Don, I knew I was in good hands. I am currently in recovery and one year clean. However, I was still in active addiction when I first met Don. Never once did Don judge me or make me feel like a less than valuable person,” the patient said. Congratulations, Don!
Meet Dr. Stephen Widman, a cardiologist at Waterbury Hospital and Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury. At Waterbury HEALTH you'll receive quality care by local experts. In the next several weeks you'll hear from members of our medical staff about the passion that drives their work and their experiences at Waterbury HEALTH.
Crozer-Keystone is committed to creating an environment where every physician and healthcare professional uses their skills, creativity and education to promote the health and well-being of our patients, their families, and our communities. Crozer-Keystone sponsors special continuing medical education events throughout the year. The target audience for these events include physicians, nurses, social workers, allied health, PAs, medical students, residents, interns and all other disciplines.
Crozer EMS South received the Pennsylvania CARES Award, acknowledging their dedication to collecting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data for quality improvement purposes. Their efforts have strengthened the collaboration between 911 centers, first responders, EMS agencies and hospitals. "Lt. Dave Buchy is the driving force behind this recognition. It is through his hard work and dedication that Crozer EMS remains at the forefront of this important initiative," said Bruce Egan, Chief of Crozer EMS South. Shown in the photo (from left): Chief Bruce Egan, Assistant Chief Jeff Witters, Assistant Chief Joseph O'Leary, Deputy Chief Lawrence Worrilow, Lt. Philip Murphy, Lt. David White, Lt. David Buchy, Lt. Nicholas Scull, Lt. David Smiley, Lt. William McCall, Lt. Josh Boylan, Lt. Robert Tiel, Assistant Chief Charles Snyder, Assistant Chief Thomas Morgan, and Assistant Chief Michael Morgan
Carnival time arrived at Crozer-Keystone last week, as staff from Springfield Hospital, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Crozer-Keystone at Broomall, and Haverford Surgery Center, celebrated Mardi Gras with a special treat from administration. Patrick Kerrwood, president of Springfield and Delaware County Memorial Hospitals, and Margaret Drake, Chief Nursing Officer at Springfield and Delaware County Memorial Hospitals, personally delivered doughnuts to the staff at each of their facilities. This special delivery has become a yearly tradition to remind the teams that their hard work and dedication is appreciated and doesn't go unnoticed. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday as it's also known, is the feasting period before the start of fasting and Lent on Ash Wednesday. It's a period filled with food, celebrations, parades, and parties. The most popular Fat Tuesday event in the U.S. can be found on Bourbon Street and in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Crozer-Keystone’s Senior Health Services Department was pleased to host a Delaware County senior care networking event at our Brinton Lake facility in Glenn Mills. Marie DeStefano, RN, MSN, FAAMA, senior administrative director of oncology for Crozer-Keystone Health System, spoke to the group about Crozer-Keystone’s robust cancer care program. Crozer-Keystone’s unique approach to treating cancer can’t be found at every cancer center. Our multidisciplinary team includes dozens of physicians who are trained in oncology subspecialties, along with a support network of nurses, therapists and patient care navigators. Fifty local senior care professionals were in attendance. Special thanks to Margaret Stevens, MSW, regional director of Senior Health Services for Crozer-Keystone Health System, for coordinating this event.
Crozer-Keystone’s Department of Family Medicine Residency Program hosted its 2nd Look Day at Springfield Hospital in January. This event offers potential new residents the opportunity to meet and speak with faculty and residents who they did not get the chance to interact with on their interview day and ask any remaining questions about our program or ranking process. The event also included round table discussions on topics such as “Healthy Eating and Nutrition,” presented by Philip Bixby and Vince Marchese (PGY3), “Exercising in Residency,” presented by Christle Guevarra (PGY3), “Dealing with Family Stressors and Maintaining Emotional Wellness,” presented by Mark Cassano and Jillian Gansert (PGY3), and “Maintaining your Visions and Mission,” presented by Jason Keiner and Saba Qadir (PGY2). Those in attendance also had the opportunity to enjoy the amenities of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County, now located at Springfield Hospital. Fun Fact! More than 25 of our graduates work as family physicians in our health system.
Crozer-Keystone Health System recently recognized Miguel Gomez R.N., from 5 Central at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, as a recipient of The DAISY® Award! The DAISY® Award is a program that recognizes excellence in nursing and was created by The DAISY® Foundation to highlight the clinical skills, extraordinary passion, and care exemplified by nurses. Miguel was nominated by a family member of a patient he cared for at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and the compassion and comfort he provided during their visit. “My family member was admitted to the 5th floor at 2 a.m. after an unexpected visit to the emergency department at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Our nurse, Miguel, was extremely attentive and caring. He took the time to answer all of my questions and was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process,” the family member said. “We are so grateful for Miguel’s kindness and calm demeanor. He is extremely compassionate and truly cares about his patients – always going above and beyond to keep them comfortable. He made us feel at home!”