Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Crozer-Keystone Health System
Industry Health care
Founded Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States (1990)
Headquarters Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Area served
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, western New Jersey
Key people
Patrick J. Gavin, Chief Executive Officer
Parent Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
Footnotes / references
More [1]

Crozer-Keystone Health System is a five-hospital health system based in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and serving Delaware County; northern Delaware and parts of western New Jersey.[1]


In 1893, the 48-bed Chester Hospital opened to serve the growing population of Chester, Pennsylvania.[2] Ten years later, the J. Lewis Crozer Homeopathic Hospital opened nearby in Upland, Pennsylvania.[3] By 1958, the J. Lewis Crozer Homeopathic Hospital was renamed Crozer Hospital and in 1963 merged with Chester Hospital to officially become the Crozer-Chester Medical Center.[4]

Plans for a new hospital in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania were drawn in 1925 and the Delaware County Hospital was chartered. It opened to the public on July 1, 1927, with 56 beds and 11 bassinets. The hospital was renamed Delaware County Memorial Hospital in 1959.[5]

In 1970, the Crozer-Chester Medical Center would further expand its campus by taking over the building, now called Old Main, and the surrounding grounds of the Crozer Theological Seminary after the seminary moved out of state.[6] This building originated as the Normal School, built by the textile maufacturer John Price Crozer in Upland, Pennsylvania and used as an Army hospital during the American Civil War, treating more than 6,000 soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital formally merged in 1990 to create Crozer-Keystone Health System, making it the largest provider of healthcare services in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Springfield Hospital (est. 1960) joined the system later that year.

In 1992, the health system acquired Sacred Heart Medical Center (est. 1983) in Chester, Pennsylvania and renamed it Community Hospital.[7] The Crozer-Keystone Healthplex Sports Club opened in 1996 in Springfield, Pennsylvania as part of a program to develop a comprehensive health and wellness center. Finally, Taylor Hospital (est. 1910) joined Crozer-Keystone Health System in 1997 as its newest member.[8]

In November 2013, Crozer-Keystone Health System joined Noble Health Alliance.[9] Abington Memorial Hospital, Aria Health, and Einstein Healthcare Network formed the alliance in July 2013. The initiative was intended to encourage collaboration between the four health systems in order to provide the Philadelphia and its suburbs with more comprehensive care. In April 2016, the board of managers of Noble Health Alliance announced its decision to dissolve the organization.[10]

In January 2016, Crozer-Keystone entered into a definitive agreement for the health system to be acquired by Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.[11] On July 1, 2016, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. completed its acquisition of Crozer-Keystone Health System after receiving all necessary regulatory approval.[12]

Hospitals and Facilities[edit]

Crozer-Keystone Health Systems comprises five hospitals, a network of outpatient centers, urgent care centers, and a sports club. These facilities house a Level 2 trauma center, a regional burn center, three regional cancer centers, a fertility center, and a kidney transplant center.[13]

Crozer-Chester Medical Center[edit]

Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Crozer) is a 424-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital located on a 68-acre campus in Upland, Pennsylvania. A Level II trauma center [14], admits more than 19,000 patients, treats approximately 53,000 Emergency Department patients and delivers approximately 1,700 babies annually. Also a world-class Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center.[15]

Delaware County Memorial Hospital[edit]

Delaware County Memorial Hospital is a 225-bed facility in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania that offers a broad range of acute and specialized services. The hospital admits over 10,000 patients, treats nearly 40,000 Emergency Department patients, completes more than 5,800 surgeries, and delivers more than 1,800 babies annually.[16]

Springfield Hospital[edit]

Springfield Hospital today is a 33-bed hospital in Springfield, Pennsylvania that provides comprehensive acute-care services and wellness care. The hospital admits more than 1,800 patients and receives more than 11,000 Emergency Department visits annually.[17]

Community Hospital[edit]

Community Hospital in Chester, Pennsylvania coordinates a full range of outpatient behavioral and community health services as well as primary care.[18]

Taylor Hospital[edit]

Taylor Hospital is a 156-bed hospital in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania that admits more than 7,000 patients and receives more than 28,000 Emergency Department visits.[19]

Outpatient Centers[edit]

  • Crozer Brinton Lake
  • Media Medical Plaza
  • Crozer-Keystone at Broomall
  • Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Brinton Lake
  • Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Haverford
  • Philadelphia CyberKnife

Urgent Care Centers[edit]

  • CK Urgent Care at Broomall
  • Pioneer Urgent Care

Sports Club[edit]

The Healthplex® Sports Club is a 176,000-square-foot facility with more than 6,500 members.[20]


  1. ^ "About Crozer-Keystone Health System". Crozer-Keystone Health System. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Bullock III, John A. "Chester Hospital". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Bullock III, John A. "Crozer Home for Incurables, Crozer Hospital". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Upland Borough. "Crozer Hospital". Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Crozer-Keystone Health System (1999). Celebrating Our First Decade and One Hundred Years of History. Warminster, Pennsylvania: Piccari Press, Inc. p. 13. 
  6. ^ Upland Borough. "Crozer Theological Seminary". Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Bullock III, John A. "Sacred Heart Hospital". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Hollreiser, Eric (May 12, 1997). "Crozer-Keystone acquires Taylor Hospital". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Carey, Kathleen (2013-11-21). "Crozer-Keystone joins health alliance". Delaware County Times. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Noble Health Alliance to disband - Philadelphia Business Journal". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  11. ^ "Crozer-Keystone strikes deal with L.A.-based Prospect". philly-archives. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  12. ^ "Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., Completes Acquisition of Crozer-Keystone Health System | Business Wire". Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  13. ^ "Crozer-Keystone Health System Hospitals and Facilities". 
  14. ^ "Trauma Care". Crozer-Keystone Health System. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Crozer-Chester Medical Center". 
  16. ^ "Delaware County Memorial Hospital". 
  17. ^ "Springfield Hospital". 
  18. ^ "Community Hospital". 
  19. ^ "Taylor Hospital". 
  20. ^ "Healthplex® Sports Club". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°51′21″N 75°22′05″W / 39.85595°N 75.36818°W / 39.85595; -75.36818

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Trauma Center Accreditation Granted to One Additional Hospital in Pennsylvania" (PDF). PA Trauma Systems Foundation. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.