Since its founding in 1990, Crozer-Keystone Health System has committed itself to addressing the health-related issues and concerns faced by Delaware County’s 550,000 residents. Guided by the results of biannual community health needs assessments, CKHS identifies high-priority issues to focus on—such as quality and patient safety initiatives, including achievement of meaningful use of electronic health records and patient-centered medical home, domestic violence, fitness, infant mortality prevention, immunization, nutrition, prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and smoking cessation.
The health system supports national health priorities, including the federal government’s Healthy People 2010 goals, and has undertaken programs to reduce health disparities in the community and address the issue of low health literacy among patients.
As part of Crozer-Keystone's commitment to the health and well-being of the residents of Delaware County and surrounding communities, we take an active role in health care advocacy and encourage members of the community to do so by offering our Health Advocacy Center.
Following are the many ways in which Crozer-Keystone partners with the community to provide health care and wellness programs.
Hospital volunteers help with patient care, office work, greeting and directing patients and visitors, answering phone, delivering mail, working in gift shops and helping families who have loved ones in the operating room. Many people come to volunteer work with years of experience in relevant areas. Others come looking for experience in fields such as physical or occupational therapy, sports medicine and nursing before applying for schools. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please visit us here.
The CKHS Community Health Education department provides community outreach and health screenings through health fairs and instructional classes at CKHS hospitals, churches, schools, malls, and other locations throughout the community. Check our calendar for upcoming classes and events.
Community Health Outreach offering a wide variety of services to our community, among them, health education, Congregational Nursing, Cultural Connection Collaborative, The Wellness Center, among others.
Community Needs Assessment, a benchmark from which many programs and services for our community are developed.
The Health eCooking Show, a fun - and healthy - way to try new, delicious recipes for you and your loved ones.
Health Information, helping our community become better educated consumers about their health.
Hispanic Resource Center, devoted to providing outreach to our Hispanic community members.
For seniors, CKHS offers the following services to help individuals and families cope with the health and lifestyle changes that come with aging:
Senior Health Services
CKHS professionals assist seniors, their physicians, family, and caregivers in accessing programs and services offered throughout the health system and the community. More information is available through a dedicated phone line for seniors, at 1-800-CKHS-KEY (1-800-254-7539).
Crozer-Keystone Village provides seniors, their families and caretakers with access to reliable resources to meet members' health care needs and help them attend to other personal daily living needs. Crozer-Keystone Village requires membership for a monthly fee.
For younger residents, the health system conducts school-based substance-abuse prevention and outreach programs that touch thousands of local students each year. Crozer-Keystone offers the following programs for youth:
Chester Youth Collaborative, a neighborhood-based youth development devoted to helping youth ages 12 to 22 attain goals and dreams for their future.
Substance Abuse Services, committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive services to all those who are suffering - directly or indirectly - from the disease of addiction.
The Wellness Center, a school-based primary care center for middle school children in partnership with the Chester Upland School District.
The High School for Health Careers, a partnership with the Chester Upland School District.
An award-winning Pre-Medical Careers Program that brings talented high school students to Crozer-Keystone hospitals to explore career opportunities in the medical field.
The Passport to Health program, which educates thousands of Delaware County elementary students annually about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Club Crozer, an interactive program that allows high school students to learn more about health care careers while also gaining First Aid skills.
Families hold a special place in the Crozer-Keystone community. We embrace families with services to help them lead safe, happy and healthy lives. Following are services that benefit families.
Ambulatory Services at Pearl Hall, offers a variety of programs for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and who have limited resources. Our services include prenatal care, family planning, gynecology, Healthy Start, and WIC.
ChesPenn Health Services, federally funded community health centers that provide adult and pediatric primary care and dentistry services at Community Hospital and other locations in Chester.
Children's Health Connection Reminder Program, is a free service that connects parents with the information they need to ensure their children receive appropriate care and nutrition through every stage of development.
The “One Stop Shop” at Community Hospital, home to more than 20 interconnected health and human services and the Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start program for underserved pregnant women and their families.
The Crozer-Keystone Nurse Family Partnership, a free nurse home visiting program designed to help first-time, low-income parents navigate through pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood.
Women's, Infant's and Children, a program that provides supplemental foods and nutrition education to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and young children up to age 5.
A partnership with Widener University, the State of Pennsylvania, and the CJ Foundation for SIDS to reduce infant deaths related to family bed sharing by educating families and providing them with infant cribs.