The county blends the best of everything: beautiful and open countryside; historical significance and appreciation; excellent school systems; a wealth of corporate headquarters and small businesses; strong and stable employment opportunities; local and regional access to arts and culture; diverse communities; and active and engaged residents.

Through the efforts of many individuals, and health and social services providers, Chester County was ranked as the healthiest county of Pennsylvania's 67 counties in 2010 and again in 2013.

As an active organization in the county's health and social services provider community, this ranking thrills us. But, we recognize that maintaining, serving, and educating the community about healthy lifestyles are ongoing efforts. Chester County Hospital is committed to providing a broad scope of high quality health education programs and medical services to the community we serve.

Chester County Hospital is an organization dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the people in Chester County and surrounding areas. Founded in 1892, the non-profit hospital has grown into a 245-bed acute care facility based in West Chester, plus it has a system of outpatient locations in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville and Kennett Square. In 2013, Chester County Hospital became part of Penn Medicine* that consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise. In addition to quality driven inpatient medical/surgical services, Chester County Hospital also offers home health, hospice and skilled nursing care; occupational medicine; outpatient laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services; an ob/gyn clinic for the underserved; wound care; and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

To complement its many medical services, the hospital is in the process of opening 72 new private patient rooms on its West Chester campus. To date, 48 of the rooms in the Lasko Tower are in use by Telemetry and Surgical Care patients. The remaining 24 rooms will open in May 2014 and will be a dedicated Mother Baby Unit.

True to its commitment to providing ways for people to maintain a healthy life, Chester County Hospital offers a broad scope of high quality health education programs to the community. Physician lectures give people the opportunity to meet the medical staff and learn about important health concerns. A wide variety of wellness programs and services that address specific life cycle needs and chronic health conditions are also regularly available. Cardiovascular, cancer, blood pressure, osteoporosis and other screenings are offered throughout the year to help identify risk at an early stage. Support groups offer individuals with specific health conditions the opportunity to share their experiences with others and learn from an qualified professional about how to manage and cope with health problems.

Building a healthy community is the reason we work so hard to deliver superior care.

*This Community Benefit Report FY2013 covers a period of time prior to the Chester County Hospital joining Penn Medicine on September 1, 2013.
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