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. The employees of Crozer-Keystone believe that all residents of Delaware County should have the opportunity to live healthier lives at every stage of life, no matter what their background or zip code.
Guided by the results of biennial community health needs assessments, Crozer-Keystone identifies high-priority issues to address and listed below are our current community areas of focus addressing the needs of Delaware County. Additional programs can be found within the focus areas.
Foster G. McGaw Award Recognizing
Excellence in Community Service
“I grew up in this community and have worked for Crozer-Keystone for over 34 years, and I have done so in large part because of this system’s passion about the health of the community. The work we do is not always easy. But our many programs are possible only because of the leadership and commitment of our Board of Directors and senior leadership team. Although the work can be difficult, the mission is simple to us because it is who we are."
- Gwen Smith, vice president, Community Health Education, and president of Springfield Hospital.
Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
In 2014, Crozer-Keystone was awarded the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of its community-serving programs to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of Delaware County. The Foster G. McGaw Prize, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare, is sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation, and the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Health Research & Educational Trust.
Main Line Today's 'Healthcare Heroes'
Main Line Today magazine recently announced its 3rd annual Healthcare Heroes, and Crozer-Keystone once again had several employees and physicians recognized by the magazine. Congratulations to Crozer-Keystone’s five heroes, who earned this recognition for their respective noteworthy accomplishments.
Crozer-Keystone staff surveys Delaware County and the state to identify the most common cancers. Using this data, we develop community outreach and education programs. Current efforts focus on breast, colorectal, prostate, skin and lung cancers.
ChesPenn Health Services is a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide low-cost healthcare services to the people of Delaware County. The centers offer a range of primary care, dental, family therapy and substance-abuse services for children and adults, regardless of ability to pay.
We provide outreach and education regarding local and nationally identified health concerns, as identified in our Community Health Needs Assessment. This department serves as a single point of contact for access to programs and services for health education that enables individuals to become active participants in their healthcare, and connects them to needed tertiary programs and services.
The Crozer Wellness Center was created to improve the health status of adolescents in Chester by working in partnership with youth, families and the community. Our medical staff provide primary and reproductive care to patients, with practices designed to support working families and prevent parents from losing time at work to bring children for care.
The Hispanic Resource Center’s mission is to assist the Hispanic community in obtaining and learning more about the resources available in Delaware County.
La misión del Centro de Recursos Hispano es asistir a la comunidad Hispana a recibir y entender los recursos disponibles en el Condado de Delaware.
Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Senior Community Services can help older adults cope with the many health and lifestyle changes they face. Crozer-Keystone's dedicated professionals, programs and services form a comprehensive system of care for our community’s seniors.
Crozer-Keystone Women’s and Children’s Health Services focuses on women and children who are dealing with high risk factors for poor maternal/birth outcomes and infant mortality/morbidity which is caused by: poverty, poor family support, lack of information, poor health literacy and poor access to resources and healthcare. To do this work, we have established a broad range of partnerships and collaborations who are vital to our mission.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women and infants and children up to five years of age.