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Local Business Donates Soccer Tickets to Crozer-Keystone Nurses and Their Families

Sent on behalf of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Compassion for patients, leadership in quality and patient safety, and a role model in the health care setting – these are just a few qualities that describe Crozer-Keystone’s first class nurses.

As a sign of appreciation for their skills and dedication, Bob Simpson, Managing Partner at Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC in Springfield Township, graciously donated 140 soccer tickets to Crozer-Keystone nurses and their families. Thirty-five randomly selected nurses each received four tickets to the Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids game on Wednesday, May 29 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester. Special thanks to Bob and his team at Brinker Simpson for choosing to recognize our exceptional nursing staff.

Shown in the photo (from left): Kellie McShane-Harris, Brinker Simpson; Margaret Drake, ACNO, Delaware County Memorial Hospital; Christine Mendez, CNE, Crozer-Keystone Health System; Alisha Hartunian, ACNO, Crozer-Chester Medical Center; Christine Maiorano, ACNO, Taylor and Springfield Hospitals; Bob Simpson, Managing Partner, Brinker Simpson; and Evan Slabicki, Philadelphia Union.

Join the Conversation! Connect with Crozer-Keystone on Social Media

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At Crozer-Keystone we feel it’s important to stay connected with our employees, patients and members of the public in any way possible. We encourage you to connect with Crozer-Keystone on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Stay up-to-date on the latest news, innovations, education, patient stories and community events happening throughout the health system.

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Philadelphia Union Game Ticket Discount

Sent on behalf of Marketing and Corporate Communications

As a founding partner of the Philadelphia Union, all Crozer-Keystone employees can purchase discounted single-game tickets throughout the season.  Please follow this link and use code CROZER19 to purchase tickets. Offer is only valid online. Go Union!

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You? Weight Loss Seminar: Tuesday, May 28

Sent on behalf of the Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program Team

Crozer-Keystone’s Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program offers free educational seminars at our various locations. During these seminars, a qualified Bariatric professional explains surgical options available through our program. Topics include: how our program works, the procedures we perform, and what processes are involved when considering weight loss surgery. Most importantly, these seminars help to answer the question: Is bariatric surgery right for you?

All prospective patients must attend a bariatric seminar as the first step in our comprehensive surgery program. Patients are invited to bring family members and loved ones for information and support. Our next seminar is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Registration is required. Click here to register. Click here to learn more about our program.

Bereavement Support Group Meeting: Thursday, May 30

Sent on behalf of Tiffany Marron, hospice bereavement coordinator

Are you grieving the recent loss of your loved one? Learn how to cope with education and support. Crozer-Keystone offers free eight-week sessions to all adults who have recently lost a loved one. Groups are facilitated by qualified and caring professionals. Below is our 2019 session schedule. These meetings are held on Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the café conference room in Taylor Hospital, next to the Vending Lounge. Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 30.

Spring Session: May 9 to June 27

Summer Session: Aug. 1 to Sept. 19

Fall Session: Oct. 24 to Dec. 19 (except Thanksgiving)

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Marron, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 610-595-6642 or Tiffany.Marron@crozer.org. For additional information about Crozer-Keystone Hospice, please click here to visit our section on the website or click here for a flyer with a full list of details.

Employee Badge Renewal: June 7 at 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.

47th Annual American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon – Sunday, June 9

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Crozer-Keystone employees are invited to join members of our radiology staff and participate in the 47th Annual American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon - Bridge to the Beach on Sunday, June 9. An all-age, family-friendly biking event with start and end points for all skill levels. With 6 routes, ranging from 20 to 100 miles, there are plenty of options for you to customize your ride. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society! The Radiology staff would love additional Crozer-Keystone employees to join their team! Click here for more information or to register today. Can’t participate but interested in supporting the cause? Click here and donate to team Crozer-Keystone. Questions? Please contact Ashley Quigley, CT Tech, at Ashley.Quigley@crozer.org.

DCMH Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting: Friday, June 14

Sent on behalf of Alicia McCann, R.N., BSN, breast health navigator

The DCMH breast cancer support group is held on the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m. in the office of the Delaware County Regional Cancer Program (first floor of the hospital’s Medical Office Building). The support group is led by Alicia McCann, R.N., BSN, breast health navigator, and is open to breast cancer patients in all phases of treatment—from newly diagnosed to breast cancer survivors. The next meeting will take place on Friday, June 14. For more information, please call 610-284-8287.

Cassatt’s 2019 Patient Representative Discussion Forum

Verbal Judo: Diffusing Difficult Situations with Difficult People

Sent on behalf of Robert Yosua, Esq., Director of Risk Management

Cassatt’s Patient Representative Discussion Forum 2019 features guest speaker Mike “Ziggy” Siegfried, Instructor for the Verbal Judo Institute. What is Verbal Judo? Verbal Judo uses appropriate “presence and words” to calm difficult people who may be under severe emotional stress or other influences.

This year’s theme “Verbal Judo: Diffusing Difficult Situations with Difficult People” focuses on 3 objectives:

  1. Learn to redirect behavior, diffuse difficult situations and generate voluntary compliance
  2. Explain the 5 Universal Truths of Human Interaction, Traits of a Professional and the Art of Representation
  3. Provide new strategies to strengthen conflict resolution and dealing with difficult people skills

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Desmond Hotel - 1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355

Registration 8 to 8:30 a.m. | Program 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Target Audience: Patient Representatives/Advocates/Access/Liaisons, Volunteer Coordinators, Translators, Physician Practice Staff & Managers, Frontline Staff, Nurses, Patient Safety, Quality & Risk Staff, Billing Representatives, Security Staff, and interested staff members.

Click here to register - Compatible with Google Chrome, not Internet Explorer. Questions? Contact education@cassattrrg.com or visit www.cassattgroup.com.

Register for an Onsite Biometric Screening: Thursday, May 30 – DCMH

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:

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.

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 Assistance Program and Work/Life Balance Benefits

Sent on behalf of Employee Benefit Services

Life is stressful. The constant juggling of work, family and everyday living can leave you feeling overwhelmed and weary. Take advantage of Crozer-Keystone’s employee assistance program & work/life balance benefits!

Crozer-Keystone’s employee assistance program and work/life balance benefits are now offered through Unum, in partnership with HealthAdvocate. These benefits are available to Crozer-Keystone employees, their spouse, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law. Unum’s work/life balance program offers:

  • 24/7 access to confidential assistance on your phone or computer
  • Access to licensed professional counselors or work/life specialists in person or by telephone
    • Benefits include 3 FREE in-person counseling sessions
    • For continued medically necessary care after your 3 free visits, contact Keenan TPA at 877-853-3626 to find a Tier 1 provider that’s right for you
  • Help with stress, anxiety, depression and family issues
  • Support with grief, loss, anger, and substance abuse
  • Access to local resources for child care, adult day care, and eldercare
  • Access to local legal specialists and financial counselors

… and much more!

The work/life balance program is made available to save time, money and energy by providing information at your fingertips – allowing more time for you to do the things you enjoy. Call 1-800-854-1446, 24 hours a day, or visit unum.com/lifebalance and click Access Your EAP Benefits to utilize available online resources. Click here to view a brief orientation video.

The Healthplex® "Fit for Life" Fitness Program

Sent on behalf of Dennis Mathias, General Manager, Healthplex Sports Club

Fit for Life is an all-new total fitness program exclusive to the Healthplex® Sports Club. Our mission is to provide comprehensive fitness challenges for everyone. This program is included FREE to Healthplex® members and offers a variety of land and aqua class options. The Fit for Life program is perfect for those looking to improve the following: Muscle mass, joint health, bone density, mobility, core strength, balance and agility, stress and anxiety, blood pressure, cardiovascular health and more! For more information, including the Fit for Life Land and Aqua schedules and class descriptions, click here and visit us on the web.

Healthplex® Sports Club: Crozer-Keystone Membership & Reimbursement

Sent on behalf of Dennis Mathias, General Manager, Healthplex Sports Club

To encourage Crozer-Keystone employees and spouses to enhance your health by exercising regularly at the Healthplex® Sports Club, a fitness reimbursement is included in all Crozer-Keystone medical plans.

Eligible employees and spouses may receive a $400 annual reimbursement of your Healthplex® Sports Club membership fee, payable quarterly. You must continue to be enrolled in a CKHS medical plan for the full three months that you request reimbursement. Quarterly payments cannot be pro-rated. Please be sure to use this Healthplex Reimbursement Form (click here to access the form) when you submit your reimbursement request to Crozer-Keystone Employee Benefits.


  • Cost of monthly membership for Crozer-Keystone employees: $59 per month
  • Quarterly reimbursement if qualified - $100
  • Net monthly membership cost to Crozer-Keystone employees - $25.67

Crozer-Keystone employees can join now and receive 3 FREE MONTHS! Plus the monthly fee remains just $59! Call 610-938-2555 to speak with a membership representative or visit the club, located in Healthplex Pavilion I next to Springfield Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Dietary Menu for the Week of May 20

Sent on behalf of Vanessa Kukulski, Metz Culinary Management








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