Toys Donated to Benefit Pediatric Patients at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Members of the Burn Unit and the Pediatric Department thanked Edward Baker and Kyle Strohman for their donation.
Representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) #1776 and the Ridley Area YMCA recently visited Crozer-Chester Medical Center to donate toys the organizations collected for pediatric patients at the medical center.
Edward Baker, a retired member of UFCW #1776, and Kyle Strohman, branch director of the YMCA, gave the toys to Crozer administrators and caregivers from the Pediatrics Unit and the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center, which sees a large number of pediatric patients.
“I started collecting toys several years ago and giving them to Crozer every year around the holidays,” says Baker. “However, I knew that kids need toys year round so I teamed up with my local YMCA and put out collection boxes for the patients.”
“We are very grateful for Mr. Baker’s generous donation and the commitment of Kyle Strohmen and the YMCA. The toys will mean so much to the children in our pediatric unit and burn center,” says Amie Thornton, Chief Operating Officer of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Crozer offers a 23-bed inpatient unit for patients under 18 who need to be admitted to the medical center. Crozer also offers a special pediatric treatment area and waiting room in its Emergency Department, which is staffed by pediatricians between noon and midnight. The medical center also has Delaware County’s only Level IIIA Intensive Care Nursery. It has affiliations with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center treats more the 450 adults and pediatric patients each year. The Burn Treatment Center is the only burn facility in suburban Philadelphia that provides all the services needed to meet the needs of burn patients and their families within a single unit—from emergency treatment to intensive care to rehabilitation to follow-up and outpatient care.