Crozer-Chester Medical Center and All CKHS Facilities Will Be Open for Business During Strike by Nurses at Crozer - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on September 15, 2014

Crozer-Chester Medical Center and All CKHS Facilities Are Open for Business During Strike by Nurses at Crozer

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Grant Gegwich
(610) 447-6316

Crozer-Chester Medical Center and all Crozer-Keystone Health System facilities are prepared and will continue to care for patients during the announced strike by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (PASNAP).

PASNAP gave a strike notice to representatives of Crozer-Chester Medical Center on Sept. 9. The Union began striking at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Nevertheless, Crozer-Keystone has been preparing for the possibility of a strike for several months. A contingency staffing plan is in place. Licensed, certified, experienced, and well-trained nurses will provide care for patients and their families at Crozer throughout a strike of any duration.

“We are disappointed that the Union has taken this action. We do not believe the threat of the strike was necessary or helpful to the bargaining process,” says Joan K. Richards, Crozer-Keystone president and chief executive officer. “Despite the strike, we want to assure the community that hospital services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center will be open and available to patients and their families. This includes Emergency Department, operating rooms, critical care and medical surgical units, pediatrics, psychiatry and home care services. The nurses who will staff these and other specialty units have specific experience and training in those specialties.”

In fact, all Crozer-Keystone Health System facilities will be open to continue providing outstanding care for our communities during the strike at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Crozer-Keystone facilities include: 

  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland
  • Community Hospital in Chester
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  • Springfield Hospital in Springfield
  • Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park
  • Crozer Brinton Lake in Glen Mills
  • Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Haverford
  • Media Medical Plaza in Media
  • Philadelphia CyberKnife in Havertown
  • Pioneer Urgent Care in West Chester
  • … and all of our other facilities and physician offices

“We deeply appreciate the understanding of our medical staff, employees, patients, and community, and appreciate the many messages of support we have received,” Richards says.

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