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Published on November 21, 2012

Robert Reeder Earns “Spirit of Crozer” Award from Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Robert Reeder, director of Crozer-Keystone’s EMS South Unit, earned the “Spirit of Crozer Award” at the recent Employee Recognition Awards Banquet at the James E. Clark Education Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Presented annually, the Bertram Speare “Spirit of Crozer” awards are given to employees who advance Crozer’s mission by reaching “within and beyond” the boundaries of the campus to serve patients, co-workers and communities

Reeder has been part of Crozer’s EMS team since 1982. He began his career as a paramedic and in 1997 was named director of EMS. In his position, Reeder is responsible for managing a staff of 65 as well as providing exceptional care to all CKHS patients. On average, the EMS team handles about 19,000 emergency responses each year.

“I am extremely honored to receive this prestigious award,” says Reeder. “I believe that our job as healthcare providers extends beyond just what we do on a daily basis; giving back to our communities is such a tradition at Crozer that is done day after day by many individuals and to be singled out is very humbling to me.”

Reeder is not only known for his dedication to Crozer, but what he does in the surrounding community. Reeder recently traveled to northern New Jersey with an EMS task force in support of the Hurricane Sandy relief. 

“Robert is an individual who continuously makes a difference in peoples lives,” says Patrick Gavin, Crozer-Keystone’s executive vice president and chief operating officer as well as president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. “He demonstrates a standard of excellence in the organization as well as in the community on a daily basis.”

Reeder has earned this award due to his devotion to helping others in and around the community. Reeder continues that he could not have earned this award if it was not for the opportunity to work with the many outstanding healthcare professionals who have mentored and taught him about providing quality patient care.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a 424-bed tertiary care facility that is part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, the largest employer and healthcare provider in Delaware County. For more information, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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