Residential Community Partners with CKHS to Introduce the File of Life Emergency Information Program
From left to right are Bill Kauffman, Foxfield resident
and proponent of the File of Life program; Pat
Goodrich, president of the Villas at Foxfield
Homeowners Association, Pat Weeks, president of
the Foxfield Homeowners Association; Robert Reeder,
director of Emergency Medical Services at Crozer-
Chester Medical Center; Deb Love, administrative
director of Nursing Services at Crozer-Chester
Medical Center; and Jeff Witters, assistant chief of
Emergency Medical Services at Crozer.
The Foxfield at Naamans Creek residential community in Garnet Valley introduced the File of Life emergency information program for all of its residents on May 19. In the File of Life program, residents record important medical information on a form that is placed in a magnetic folder and attached to a refrigerator. In the event of an emergency, EMS professionals will be able to easily access the medical information. The program was introduced with the support of Crozer-Keystone Health System, which covered the cost of the materials.
At the event, more than 100 Foxfield at Naamans Creek residents learned more about the File of Life program and received their materials. Bill Kauffman, a Foxfield resident who led the efforts to introduce the program within the community, explained how the program works. Robert Reeder, director of Emergency Medical Services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, discussed the importance of having access to critical medical information in life-threatening situations. Several other Crozer-Keystone EMS and nursing professionals also attended.