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X-Ray Studies at DCMH to be Relocated to 4th Floor: Effective June 3

Sent on behalf of Joelle McManus, Imaging Site Coordinator

Effective Monday, June 3, 2019, all x-ray studies at DCMH will be completed on the 4th floor of the hospital. We ask that you please assist us in directing patients to this new location. Thank you.

Medicare Scores Favorable for Crozer-Keystone Home Health

Sent on behalf of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Crozer-Keystone Home Health was notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that its most recent score for quality of care and patient experience was four stars out of five, which is above the average of home health agencies measured across the country.

Among Crozer-Keystone Home Health’s highest scores were management of oral medications, bed transferring and improvement in dyspnea (shortness of breath).

“With a trend in health care now favoring outpatient and care at home, making sure our home health services provide excellent experiences and outcomes is a priority,” said Crozer-Keystone CEO, Sharif Omar. “We’ve developed a full continuum of care that takes place in our patients’ homes, knowing they need our expertise there as much as they need it in our hospitals.”

In addition to skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies, Crozer-Keystone Home Health provides medical social services, pain management, wound care and ostomy assistance. The agency’s Mother-Baby Connection program provides support for recently discharged mothers and their infants, including lactation-certified nurses. The Support Care program is specialized for more complex home care needs such as pain or chemotherapy symptom management. And in-home hospice lends support for terminally ill people and their loved ones, encouraging the continuation of a meaningful life in the presence of a life-limiting illness.

Crozer-Keystone Home Health works in cooperation with patients’ physicians, to formulate an individualized plan for care. For more information, call 610-284-0700 or visit https://www.crozerkeystone.org/services/home-health/.

School District Staff Learn Bleeding Control Techniques at Free Training Sponsored by Crozer-Keystone Trauma Team

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Launched in 2015 by the White House and the American College of Surgeons, Stop the Bleed® is a national awareness campaign that provides individuals with the education and training they need to stop blood loss and save lives. The Hartford Consensus to Enhance Survival in Intentional Mass Casualty Events developed the program in 2013, just a few months after the active shooter tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On Tuesday, May 20, more than 250 teachers and school staff attended Stop the Bleed® training throughout Ridley School District. A team of Crozer-Keystone Trauma center staff led by Loreen Evans, Trauma Educator and Injury Prevention Coordinator, taught Ridley educators how to use tourniquet kits and pack a simulated wound during the training. The training was free and sponsored by Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Stop the Bleed® is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. With the significant increase in violence, a traumatic event can happen anywhere in public areas, but trauma can also occur in home, automobiles, ATV, motorcycle, and industrial accidents.

Our hope is that school districts and local organizations will talk to one another and promote the importance of having at least a few bleeding control kits on hand. These groups may never have to use them — and we hope they don't — but they have the potential to save a life by having these tools readily available.

If you or someone you know is interested in our free community training, join us on Thursday, May 23 at one of our two free 1-hour sessions – 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. – in NE Conference Room #2 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. For more information or to register contact Joe Miller at 610-447-2060 or joseph.miller2@crozer.org.

Click here for photos from Tuesday’s training.

EMS Chief Bob Reeder honored in National Harbor, Maryland

Sent on behalf of Crozer-Keystone EMS

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, EMS Chief Robert Reeder was placed on the National Fallen EMS Memorial in National Harbor, Maryland, along with 25 others who died in the Line of Duty. EMS Administrative Director Joe O’Leary, Crozer EMS Chief Bruce Egan, and Crozer Deputy EMS Chief Larry Worrilow, along with members of the Reeder Family, were present at the Memorial Service to honor Bob, who died in the Line of Duty on October 20, 2018, at Talen Energy Stadium. 

Benefits News You Can Use: Register for an Onsite Biometric Screening and Earn 2020 Wellness Participant Medical Premium Rates

Sent on behalf of Employee Benefit Services

Are you enrolled in a Crozer-Keystone medical plan? A biometric screening is one of the three steps you must complete by the August 2019 due dates to earn the 2020 Wellness Participant medical premium rate, which will be $50 per month lower than the Non-Wellness Participant medical premium rate.

Register for one of the following events:

Springfield – Wednesday, May 22

DCMH – Thursday, May 30

Contact Health Fitness to register today! Visit https://pmh.biovia.healthfitness.com or call 800-337-8508, and select option 1. Additional resources are listed below:

Click here for program highlights

Click here for an onsite biometric screening schedule

Click here to visit the Healthy Prospects website

Click here to access the online user guide and here for further instructions

Step 1: Biometric Screening - Onsite or in your physician’s office (Complete by Aug.1, 2019)

Step 2: Online Health Assessment (Complete by Aug. 31, 2019)

Step 3: Earn 60 Wellness Points (Complete by Aug. 31, 2019)

Tobacco Users - Click here to learn how you can avoid the 2019 Tobacco Surcharge

Click here for additional information

Please note, if your medical coverage goes in to effect on or after Saturday, June 1, 2019, you automatically qualify for the reduced rate and do not need to take action until 2020.

Crozer-Keystone to Host Free Comprehensive Screening Event on June 1

Sent on behalf of Debra Simon, Oncology Community Education/Outreach Specialist

Crozer-Keystone Health System will host a free comprehensive screening event at Crozer-Keystone at Broomall (30 Lawrence Rd., Broomall) on Saturday, June 1. These special events allow members of the community to receive a range of health screenings all in one place, and at one time.

Screenings include Glucose/Cholesterol, Prostate PSA Levels, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Walk-In Mammograms, Podiatry, Osteoporosis, Sleep Disorder and more!

Pre-event registration is required. A free continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., followed by screenings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For additional information or to register, contact Crozer-Keystone Community Outreach at 610-284-8158 or email debra.simon@crozer.org.

Employee Badge Renewal: June Dates Added For Taylor Hospital

Sent on behalf of Human Resources

As part of Crozer-Keystone’s employee identification policy, all employee badges must be renewed in 2019. This includes all CKHS, CKHN, physicians (both CKHS and private practice), volunteers, and contracted employees. This does not apply to those hired after September 2018.

Representatives from our Human Resources department will continue offering badge renewal services throughout June at Taylor Hospital. Details are listed below. Dates, times, and locations for the other sites will be announced in the near future.

All applicable employees will need to bring their current badge and one additional form of photo ID (i.e. driver’s license). If an employee lost their badge, they will be required to pay $20.00 at the cashier’s window, located on the 1st floor of CCMC, and present the receipt when they come to have their badge renewed.

Please direct all questions or concerns to your immediate supervisor. Thank you.

Taylor Hospital – Classroom C

Friday, June 7 from noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, June 10 from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 8 a.m.

Benefits News You Can Use: Crozer-Keystone & Strive Well-Being Are Building a Healthy Workforce Together!

Sent on behalf of Employee Benefit Services

You spoke and we listened – Thanks to the 300+ employees who responded to our recent onsite fitness survey, Crozer-Keystone Health System – in partnership with Strive Well-Being – will now offer onsite fitness classes as part of our Healthy Prospects Wellness Program.

All Crozer-Keystone employees are invited to attend evening Yoga, Zumba and/or fitness classes at CCMC or DCMH through June 20. Please wear comfortable fitness attire for all classes. For those participating in yoga, please bring water and a mat or large beach towel.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Click here to register. Click here for CCMC and here for DCMH schedules.

Strive-Well Being Partnership Features and Benefits

  • Recognized as a strategic partner by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Convenient onsite classes that you requested, offered at times you can participate
  • NO COST to participate

Questions? Contact Andrea Fray at Andrea.Fray@crozer.org or 610-447-6048 (15-6048).

Employee Badge Renewal: June Dates Added For Taylor Hospital

Sent on behalf of Human Resources

As part of Crozer-Keystone’s employee identification policy, all employee badges must be renewed in 2019. This includes all CKHS, CKHN, physicians (both CKHS and private practice), volunteers, and contracted employees. This does not apply to those hired after September 2018.

Representatives from our Human Resources department will continue offering badge renewal services throughout June at Taylor Hospital. Details are listed below. Dates, times, and locations for the other sites will be announced in the near future.

All applicable employees will need to bring their current badge and one additional form of photo ID (i.e. driver’s license). If an employee lost their badge, they will be required to pay $20.00 at the cashier’s window, located on the 1st floor of CCMC, and present the receipt when they come to have their badge renewed.

Please direct all questions or concerns to your immediate supervisor. Thank you.

Taylor Hospital – Classroom C

Friday, June 7 from noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, June 10 from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 8 a.m.

Verizon FiOS Employee Offer: $200 Visa Prepaid Gift Card, TV Test Drive, TV One

Sent on behalf of Employee Benefits

As part of Crozer-Keystone Health System’s corporate agreement with Verizon, current employees can take advantage of discounts on a FiOS Triple Play Bundle. This new-customer offer runs from May 9, 2019 – June 5, 2019, and includes:

Fios TV Test Drive, Fios TV One, $200 Visa Prepaid Card, plus a 2-year price guarantee with a new Fios Triple Play with Fios Gigabit Connection, Custom TV and Home Phone for $69.99/mo. with a 2-yr agreement + taxes, equip. charges, & other fees.

Setup charge waived for online orders (a $99.99 value)

Online orders only. Orders placed by phone or any other method do not qualify.

Price includes the $10/mo. employee discount.

Existing customers may be eligible to save $120 a year on Verizon Internet, TV, and Home Phone Triple Play bundles, or $60 a year on a Verizon Internet + TV OR Verizon Internet + Home Phone Double Play bundles. This discount applies to NEW and EXISTING Verizon customers, with qualifying bundles.

Click here for additional details and to enroll in the program. Employees must enroll through the Verizon Connections website to receive discount. If you have any question about this offer, please contact Kirsten Zanardi at Verizon at kirsten.s.zanardi@verizon.com.

‘Talk Out Loud’ Cancer Support Meeting: June 3 Meeting Cancelled

Sent on behalf of Barbara Morley, Breast Nurse Navigator

The ‘Talk Out Loud’ support group is open to women facing any type of cancer diagnosis, along with their families and friends who love and support them. The group’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 3 has been cancelled to encourage participants to attend our Cancer Survivors’ Celebration. Need to talk but can’t wait? Group members are available by e-mail and by phone: Kay Talbot: kaytalbot74@gmail.com, Deb DiSantis: debdisantis@verizon.net and Barbara Morley: 610-447-2645.

Crozer-Keystone PEARL Program: Caring for Moms & Babies Experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Sent on behalf of Debra Bonner, PEARL Program, Nurse Navigator

Last year, Crozer-Keystone Health System established a center of excellence dedicated to assisting expectant mothers with substance abuse disorders as well as their unborn babies who may be at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The program – named PEARL, an acronym for Prevention, Education, Addiction, Recovery, and Linkage - is based at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

The PEARL team connects with mothers through outreach with physicians, community agencies, Crozer-Keystone facilities and other healthcare facilities throughout Delaware County. Nurse Navigator, Case Managers, and Recovery Specialists aim to begin working with mothers during the perinatal stage and provide ongoing support and ancillary services postnatal until the baby reaches two years of age. PEARL services are available to expectant mothers participating in Keystone First insurance. Expectant mothers with other insurance products who wish to access treatment will be referred by PEARL to the Crozer-Keystone Opioid Treatment Center of Excellence team. To learn more please call 610-619-8461.

Hospital Sales for the Week of May 20

Sent on behalf of Volunteer Services

The following sales will be held this week at Crozer-Keystone locations: 

CCMC – Main Lobby (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 22 – Jamier, LTD

Thursday, May 23 – Jules Jewels

The Gift Shops at CCMC, Springfield and DCMH accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.

Taylor Hospital Gift Shop Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Taylor Hospital vending lounge, located on the 1st floor next to the gift shop, is open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday from 2 p.m. through Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Dietary Menu for the Week of May 20

Sent on behalf of Vanessa Kukulski, Metz Culinary Management

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