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Published on April 18, 2014

Crozer-Keystone Donates Life-Saving Device to Unionville Recreation Association

Contact:  Laurie Prysock
Phone:  610-347-1717

Kennett Square, PA.  Youth baseball just got a lot safer for players (and fans of all ages) at the Unionville Recreation Association (URA) thanks to a generous donation from Crozer-Keystone Health System. URA baseball has received a Lifepak automated external defibrillator from Crozer-Keystone, which will be kept at the fields whenever activities take place.

Unionville Recreation Association Group Shot

From left to right are Jason DelCollo, D.O., Crozer-Keystone
family physician; Chris Parise, president of URA Baseball;
Robert Reeder, chief of Emergency Medical Services for
Crozer-Keystone; Deb Love, administrative director of
Business Development and Emergency Management for
Crozer-Keystone; and Michael Krafchick, D.O., Crozer-
Keystone family physician.

While rare, the incidents of youth players experi-encing heart-related injuries are on the rise.  Having this potentially life-saving device on the premises could be the difference between life and death for players as well as spectators.  Crozer-Keystone held a training seminar last week at the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills for coaches and league officials so they would be prepared to respond in an emergency situation. In addition to training on the equipment, Bob Reeder, chief of Emergency Medical Services for Crozer-Keystone, also offered to provide future CPR training to the coaches.

Chris Parise, president of URA Baseball, said, “We hope we will never have to use this equipment, but as a parent of two players, I will sleep much easier knowing that we have it.”

Bob Reeder Holds Training Session for LifePak

Robert Reeder, chief of Emergency Medical Services for
Crozer-Keystone , provides a training session on the new
Lifepak external defibrillator, donated by Crozer-Keystone.

The 2014 season began on April at the fields, which are located on Route 82 in Union-ville. The URA complex has three fields: Rookie (ages 5 – 8), Minor (ages 9-10), and Major (ages 11 – 12) as well as softball fields.  In addition to recreational leagues, URA also hosts tournaments including Memorial Day Mayhem and Summer Slam, which attract teams from across Eastern Pennsylvania.

The Unionville Recreation Association is a 100 percent volunteer-run 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for area youths by effectively managing and enhancing recreation programs and facilities. Visit www.urasports.com for more information.

Crozer-Keystone Health System, made up of five hospitals, several outpatient centers and a physician network, is the largest health provider and employer in Delaware County. For more information, visit www.crozerkeystone.org. Consisting of three facilities, Crozer Brinton Lake is Crozer-Keystone’s comprehensive outpatient healthcare complex in Glen Mills. For more information, visit www.crozeratthelake.org.

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Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Kate Stier, Director

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Community Hospital
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Springfield Hospital
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Healthplex Sports Club
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Delaware County Memorial Hospital

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Taylor Hospital

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