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|Founded||Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States (1990)|
|Headquarters||Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Delaware County, Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, western New Jersey|
|Patrick J. Gavin, Chief Executive Officer|
|Parent||Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.|
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In 1893, the 48-bed Chester Hospital opened to serve the growing population of Chester, Pennsylvania. Ten years later, the J. Lewis Crozer Homeopathic Hospital opened nearby in Upland, Pennsylvania. 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.
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.
In 1970, the Crozer-Chester Medical Center expanded its campus by taking over the grounds of the Crozer Theological Seminary. This school originated as a Normal School, built by the textile maufacturer John Price Crozer and was used as an Army hospital during the American Civil War and as part of the Pennsylvania Military Academy
The Crozer Theological Seminary served as an American Baptist Church school and trained seminarians for entry into the Baptist ministry from 1869 to 1970. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a student at the school from 1948 to 1951 and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. In 1970 the school moved to Rochester, New York, in a merger that formed the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
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. 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.
In November 2013, Crozer-Keystone Health System joined Noble Health Alliance. 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.
In January 2016, Crozer-Keystone entered into a definitive agreement for the health system to be acquired by Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. On July 1, 2016, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. completed its acquisition of Crozer-Keystone Health System after receiving all necessary regulatory approval.
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.
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 , 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.
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.
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.
The Healthplex® Sports Club is a 176,000-square-foot facility with more than 6,500 members.