Crozer-Keystone Health Network Welcomes New Chief of Hospital Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on January 18, 2016

Crozer-Keystone Health Network Welcomes New Chief of Hospital Medicine

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Katrina Stier
(610) 447-6314
Katrina.Stier@crozer.org

Onyeka W. Okonkwo, M.D. is the chief of the Hospitalist Medicine for Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Onyeka W. Okonkwo, M.D. is the chief of
Hospital Medicine for Crozer-Keystone.

Crozer-Keystone Health System recently welcomed board-certified hospitalist Onyeka Okonkwo, M.D. as the new chief of the Hospital Medicine for the health system. In this role, she will responsible for overseeing the hospitalist programs at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital and Taylor Hospital.

A hospitalist is a physician who cares for patients while they are in the hospital. Okonkwo oversees board-certified physicians who have chosen to specialize in hospital medicine, functioning as the patient’s primary care physician. Once patients are discharged, they are instructed to return to the care of their primary doctor, who receives a complete summary of the patient’s hospital treatment.

She joins us from Thomas Jefferson University where she has extensive experience in the division of Hospital Medicine and particular expertise with neurosurgical-hospitalist co-management.

Okonkwo received a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the New York University School of Medicine. She is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business with a projected graduation date of spring 2017.

Having a hospitalist program afford primary care physicians more time to see patients in offices, since the hospitalist handle the rounding that those physicians used to do in the hospital. They are also a valuable resource for nurses, case managers and social workers because of their round-the-close availability.

To learn more about the hospitalist program visit www.crozerkeystone.org or to find a physician, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

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