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Synapse 2015, Volume 1

Synapse 2015 Vol. 1Inside Front Cover

CALENDAR

Chester County Hospital offers various types of programs, courses, support groups and fundraising events. These include Wellness Presentations, Educational Programs, Support Groups and Counseling, Screenings and Assessments, Fundraising Events, Condition-Specific Treatment Plans and Patient Services.


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POINTS OF PRIDE

Accomplishments from around the hospital.


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WE ARE MAGNET

ACHIEVING THE NURSING PROFESSION'S HIGHEST HONOR

In November 2014, Chester County Hospital learned that it achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. The recognition is the culmination of a journey our nurses have worked toward for the past several years.


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YOUR ORTHOPAEDIC PLAN OF ACTION

5 THINGS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF AGE-RELATED JOINT PAIN

Popping hips. Crackling knees. Stiff shoulders. Age-related joint pain can be debilitating. Here are the five things to know about taking care of your joints as explained by our Orthopaedic specialists. Plus, two patients who addressed their joint pain without hesitation share their stories.

Testimonial - Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

Gerry Ruffenach of West Chester gets emotional when he thinks about how painful it was to hold his granddaughter and play baseball with his son. He didn't want to miss out on being active anymore. Despite having previous joint surgeries at a high-volume institute, he chose to have his shoulder replaced by Dr. Adrienne Towsen because he wanted to be treated like a person, not a number.

Testimonial - The Whole Truth about Hip Surgery

John Slauch, Chief of the Oxford Borough Police, is a no-nonsense, straight shooter and cannot let any joint pain disrupt his ability to do his job. When hip pain made it hurt to drive short distances and when he couldn't bear the extra weight of his holster, the Lancaster County resident scheduled his surgery with Dr. Christopher Lyons, who had previously fixed his shoulder and has since upgraded his knee too.


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INNOVATIONS

NEW CATHETERIZATION LAB

Chester County Hospital is upgrading its cath labs, equipping them with state-of-the art technology.


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VITAL SIGNS and OUR NEW PHYSICIANS


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CHARITABLE GIVING

THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY - MAKING A LASTING IMPRESSION

Leading by example and making a difference for many by sharing time and talent.


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IN THE COMMUNITY

WALKING THE WALK IN THE NAME OF HEART HEALTH

This past November, Penn Medicine participated as a signature sponsor of the Philadelphia Heart Walk. More than 1,459 employees, patients, family and friends of Penn Medicine, including many from Chester County Hospital, took part in the Heart Walk and raised funds to support the American Heart Association and its groundbreaking research to develop new therapies and better treatment options for cardiovascular disease and stroke.


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IS YOUR HEART AT RISK?

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Have questions? Our Cardiovascular Nurse Navigator will follow-up with you, help you find a doctor and assist you through every aspect of your care.


Synapse is an award-winning publication produced three times each year by Chester County Hospital's Corporate Marketing Department.

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Last Updated: 3/27/2015