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Crozer Health

Coordinates: 39°51′21″N 75°22′05″W / 39.85595°N 75.36818°W / 39.85595; -75.36818
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Crozer Health
IndustryHealth care
FoundedDelaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Area served
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, western New Jersey
Key people
Peter Adamo, Chief Executive Officer
ParentProspect Medical Holdings, Inc.

Crozer Health is a four-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] In 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 Township, 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 expanded its campus by taking over the grounds of the Crozer Theological Seminary.[6] This school originated as a normal school, built by the textile manufacturer John Price Crozer and was used as an Army hospital during the American Civil War and as part of the Pennsylvania Military Academy.[7]

The Crozer Theological Seminary served as an American Baptist Church school and trained seminarians for entry into the Baptist ministry from 1869 to 1970.[8] Martin Luther King Jr. was a student at the school from 1948 to 1951 and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree.[9] In 1970 the school moved to Rochester, New York, in a merger that formed the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.[10]

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.[11] Finally, Taylor Hospital (est. 1910) joined Crozer-Keystone Health System in 1997 as its newest member.[12]

In November 2013, Crozer-Keystone Health System joined Noble Health Alliance.[13] 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.[14]

In January 2016, Crozer-Keystone entered into a definitive agreement for the health system to be acquired by Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.[15] On July 1, 2016, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. completed its acquisition of Crozer-Keystone Health System after receiving all necessary regulatory approval.[16]

In September 2020, the system's name was changed from Crozer-Keystone Health System to Crozer Health.[17]

The health system was placed under financial stress during the COVID-19 pandemic due to supply chain issues and rising costs, causing government spenders to account for 60% of the hospital's income. On February 11, 2022, Christiana Care Health System announced the intent to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect Medical Holdings; however, this was later revoked.[18]

Hospitals and facilities[edit]

Crozer Health comprises four hospitals and a network of outpatient centers. These facilities house a Level 2 trauma center, a regional burn center, three regional cancer centers, and a kidney transplant center.[19]

Crozer-Chester Medical Center[edit]

Crozer Chester Medical Center Campus Map

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,[20] 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, Kidney Transplant program, Bariatric Surgery Program, First Steps Rehab, and Global Neuroscience Institute unit.[21]

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.[22]

It has since closed down.[23]

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.[24]

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

Springfield Hospital[edit]

Springfield Hospital, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, originally served as an acute-care hospital. Crozer Health suspended all hospital-based services at the complex on January 14, 2022, including the emergency room and inpatient care. It remains open for outpatient services.[25]


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  3. ^ Bullock III, John A. "Crozer Home for Incurables, Crozer Hospital". OldChesterPa.com. 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. ^ Cope, Gilbert (1904). Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania. New York: The Lewis Publishing Company. p. 8. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
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  11. ^ Bullock III, John A. "Sacred Heart Hospital". OldChesterPa.com. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  12. ^ Hollreiser, Eric (May 12, 1997). "Crozer-Keystone acquires Taylor Hospital". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  13. ^ Carey, Kathleen (2013-11-21). "Crozer-Keystone joins health alliance". Delaware County Times. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Noble Health Alliance to disband - Philadelphia Business Journal". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  15. ^ "Crozer-Keystone strikes deal with L.A.-based Prospect". philly-archives. Retrieved 2016-06-22.
  16. ^ "Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., Completes Acquisition of Crozer-Keystone Health System | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. July 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  17. ^ "Rebranding Produces New Logo and New Name". www.crozerhealth.org. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  18. ^ Carey, Kathleen E. (11 February 2022). "ChristianaCare signs letter of intent with Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. for Crozer Health". delcotimes.com. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Crozer-Keystone Health System Hospitals and Facilities". www.CrozerKeystone.org. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11.
  20. ^ "Trauma Care". Crozer-Keystone Health System. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Crozer-Chester Medical Center". www.CrozerKeystone.org. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  22. ^ "Delaware County Memorial Hospital". www.CrozerKeystone.org. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  23. ^ "Delaware County Memorial Hospital - Temporarily Closed". Crozer Health. 2022. Archived from the original on 2023-08-10. Retrieved 2023-11-03.
  24. ^ "Taylor Hospital". www.CrozerKeystone.org. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  25. ^ "Springfield Hospital". Crozer Health. Archived from the original on 2023-05-10. Retrieved 2023-05-10.

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