Crozer-Keystone Awarded With the Partners in Health Initiatives Award
Crozer-Keystone Health System has been chosen by the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Volunteer Awards Selection Committee to be honored at the 2013 ACS Southeast Region’s Volunteer Awards Celebration. This year’s celebration will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, from 6-9 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia. Crozer-Keystone will be presented with the Partners in Health Initiatives Award.
The Partners in Health Initiatives Award is given to a health care organization to acknowledge a high level of commitment to the mission of the ACS. The recipient will have demonstrated outstanding efforts to link the ACS’s goals and priorities with the goals and priorities of the system represented. Recipients will have enabled the ACS to effectively reach large and varied audiences whom, without the aide and assistance of the partner, the ACS would not have been able to reach.
“We have been partners with the American Cancer Society for over 20 years. We feel by partnering with the ACS we are able to provide services that are important to our community,” says Marie DeStefano, R.N., M.S.N., FAAMA, senior administrative director of oncology for Crozer-Keystone Health System.
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“By being able to develop educational programs for school-age children, we hope to have a direct effect on their lifestyle behaviors in an attempt to decrease the number of people affected by cancer. After all, our children and our community are our future.
“This award recognizes our long-term commitment to the community by providing education and early detection for cancer along with supportive services for the patients throughout the course of their treatment,” continues DeStefano. “In addition, it exemplifies to our patients our ongoing commitment to the overall health and wellness of the community, and our quest to bring educational programs and services into the community.”
Crozer-Keystone has achieved the following accomplishments in the last 20 years of collaboration with the ACS:
- Through this partnership, Crozer-Keystone has upheld the pillars of the ACS, helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back through their collaborative efforts.
- In 2013, Crozer-Keystone set an unprecedented goal of increasing patient referrals to the ACS to 30 percent of unique patients at each Commission on Cancer-accredited hospital (Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Crozer-Chester Medical Center).
- In sum, through its support of research, education, advocacy and service, Crozer-Keystone has helped the ACS reach hundreds of patients who would not have otherwise been assisted. Crozer-Keystone’s commitment to furthering their partnership with the ACS and increasing the quality of life of patients and communities is evident in their exceptional history of service.
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