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Crozer-Keystone DCMH Paramedics Recognized For Life Saving Efforts

Sent on behalf of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Mayor Tom Micozzie and Upper Darby Township Council honored Crozer-Keystone’s DCMH paramedics and local first responders for their exemplary service and bravery at a public meeting on Jan. 16. 

Upper Darby firefighters, police and medics helped rescue 3 people from their North Carol Boulevard home that was engulfed in flames in the two-alarm fire around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. While firefighters took down the fire on the first floor, emergency personnel helped rescue three individuals who were on the second floor. Two others had jumped from a second-floor window before responders arrived where fire was viewed coming out of a rear window. The victims were taken to CCMC, DCMH, and Lankenau for treatment of serious injuries. 

These first responders put the lives of others before their own, and we commend the bravery and dedication they display every day to keep our community safe. Thank you for your service & commitment.


Shown (from left) are Rich Micun, Crozer-Keystone EMS director/chief; and members from DCMH Paramedic Unit 103: Tim Kelly, Lieutenant; and paramedics Bonnie Miller, Becca Whitpan, and Tom Vogelgesang. (Not shown: Erin McCardle, paramedic)

Nominate an Extraordinary Colleague as a Healthcare Hero

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Main Line Today magazine has kicked off the nomination process for its 7th annual Healthcare Heroes feature, and we need your help! 

Healthcare Heroes are extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to better their communities and help those in need. Each year, Crozer-Keystone offers numerous candidates for the award and is consistently recognized in the feature. In 2018 there were only 14 winners across the region, and our administrative director of Oncology, Marie DeStefano, was among them. Marie was recognized for her work on the annual Girls Night Out event, which has raised more than $500,000 since inception. You can read last year’s write-up by clicking . 

This year, the publication is allowing us to nominate colleagues in the following roles: Nurses, First Responders, Mental Health Experts, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Volunteers, Fitness Trainers, Addiction Specialists, Behavioral Health Professionals, Geriatric Care Workers, and Researchers. 

Winners will be highlighted in the May 2019 issue of Main Line Today and honored at a reception. 

The Marketing and Communications department will consider all suggestions, select the nominees and write the submissions. If you would like to nominate a colleague, all we need is: 

  • the employee’s name, site and department, and
  • a succinct description of why they are deserving of a Healthcare Hero award. 

Please email your suggestions to [email protected] by Monday, Jan. 21. Thank you for helping us recognize Crozer-Keystone’s Healthcare Heroes! 

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath-Laying Ceremony: Monday, Jan. 21

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Crozer-Keystone Health System will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a wreath-laying ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. The ceremony will be held outside Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s Old Main building, the former site of Crozer Theological Seminary, where Dr. King earned his divinity degree in 1951. A historical marker about Dr. King and the seminary is located in front of the building. 

All Crozer-Keystone employees and members of the local community are invited to attend. The ceremony will last about one half-hour. Employees should notify their supervisor of their intentions. 

Crozer-Keystone Cardiovascular Update 2019: Advances in Diagnosis and Management: Saturday, Feb. 23

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Join keynote speaker Robert Bonow, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Crozer-Keystone cardiovascular experts, for a free comprehensive CME event from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Springfield Country Club. 

The event will feature presentations on topics related to providing evidence-based cardiovascular care. 

Keynote presentation: Management of Valvular Heart Disease: Where are we and where are we going?

Target audience: internal medicine, family medicine and primary care physicians; emergency medicine physicians; clinical and interventional cardiologists; cardiothoracic surgeons; vascular surgeons; hospitalists; anesthesiologists; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; nurses and residents/fellows. 

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here for information or to register today. 

9th Annual Teddy Bedrossian Ski-a-Thon: Sunday, March 10

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If you like to ski or snowboard and want to help a worthy cause, hit the slopes at Blue Mountain Ski Resort on Sunday, March 10, for the 9th Annual Teddy Bedrossian Ski-a-Thon. Proceeds from the event will help fund a new school building for children with special needs at the Elwyn Davidson School in Media. 

Delaware County Memorial Hospital is proud to be a sponsor of this special event, held in memory of Teddy Bedrossian, late son of Ned Bedrossian, M.D., chief of Ophthalmology at DCMH. Click to register at. Not interested in skiing or snowboarding? You can also use the snow tubing park, take a first-time skiing/snowboarding lesson, or make a donation. 

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You? Weight Loss Seminar: Tuesday, Jan. 29

Sent on behalf of the Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program Team

The Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program offers free bariatric surgery educational seminars where all of the available surgical options are explained in detail, including 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 your first step in the Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program. You are invited to bring family members and loved ones to attend the seminar with you. A qualified Bariatric trained professional will lead the educational seminar. Registration is required. 

Our next seminar will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Click here to register. Click here to learn more about our program. 

DCMH Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting: Friday, Feb. 8

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, Feb. 8. For more information, please call 610-394-1840. 

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, visit us on the web (click here). 

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 for form) when you submit your reimbursement request to Crozer-Keystone Employee Benefits. 

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. 

Hospital Sales for the Week of January 14

Sent on behalf of Helen Coogan, Secretary Specialist, Volunteer Services

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

CCMC – Main Lobby (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Thursday, Jan. 17 – Stern Sports 

SPRINGFIELD – Main Lobby (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Thursday, Jan. 17 – Tupperware

Friday, Jan. 18 – Tupperware

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

  • Taylor Gift Shop Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Taylor 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 January 14

Sent on behalf of Vanessa Kukulski, Metz Culinary Management

The following menu options will be offered this week at Crozer-Keystone hospitals:





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