Chester County Hospital has a long and proud tradition of caring for the people of Chester County and surrounding areas. The hospital has enjoyed a reputation of always doing the "right thing" for the community, delivering high quality care in a warm and welcoming environment and treating our employees and Medical Staff with respect. In early September 2013, the hospital announced that it joined the Penn Medicine family.
Upon announcing the new relationship, Ralph W. Muller, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, said, "We are excited to welcome Chester County Hospital to the Penn health system and look forward to the great strides we can make together."
Since becoming Chester County's first hospital in 1892, we have worked tirelessly to grow and develop new services to match the growing needs in the county. By all measures, the years since our Penn Medicine connection was formalized have been outstanding.
- Our quality and patient satisfaction measures are among the highest in the region.
- We opened the 72 private and spacious patient rooms in the Lasko Tower for telemetry, orthopaedics and maternity patients.
- We have renovated most other units to modernize our rooms and convert them into private rooms.
- We installed the new TrueBeam™ linear accelerator and a second Da Vinci robot.
- We implemented a new model of care in the Emergency Department that has improved customer service and reduced treatment times.
- We expanded our services with a new location called Penn Medicine Southern Chester County.
- We are well positioned in one of the most attractive markets in the Middle Atlantic region.
- We boast a solid reputation.
- We have an excellent Medical Staff and clinical professionals.
"This is an exciting time for our organization," said Michael J. Duncan, President and CEO of Chester County Hospital, when the partnership was announced. "We will now blend the best of Chester County Hospital with the remarkable achievements of Penn Medicine to create one of the leading hospitals in the Philadelphia suburbs."
For the hospital's patients and community, they will continue to receive the same quality care for which the hospital is known while benefiting from the medical advances and innovation inherent to Penn Medicine.