Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic

The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic was established as
 The Free Clinic of Doylestown in October 1994.
 The name was changed in 2008 to honor Ann Silverman, a long-time board member and supporter of the clinic.

The clinic provides primary medical care and referrals to medical specialists; prescription medications; outpatient medical testing and services; vision care and eyeglasses; social services; dental exams and x-rays, dental hygiene, and
 referral to dentists’ offices for treatment.

Assistance is provided in applying to government insurance programs and patients, if eligible, must apply. All services are free, all ages are served and no insurance is accepted.

To be eligible, a patient must live within the clinic’s service area, be uninsured, and their household income must be within 250% of the federal poverty level.
 Day and evening medical appointments are available 25-30 hours per week.

The clinic operates with a small number of paid staff and numerous volunteers and is financial support is provided through grants, community donations and considerable in-kind support from Doylestown Hospital.

The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic is located at Doylestown Hospital,
 595 W. State Street, Doylestown.
 For more information about the clinic’s services or to find out how you can help, call 215-345-2260 
or visit their website at
 www.aschealthclinic.org.

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Doylestown Hospital and the VIA Health System

Doylestown Hospital celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2013. The original hospital, an eight-bed facility located on Pine Street and Oakland Avenue in Doylestown Borough, was dedicated in 1923.

The hospital was founded by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), a forward-thinking women’s civic organization that recognized the need for healthcare services in the community early in the 20th century.

The VIA has grown over the years to its present membership of approximately 400. The organization continues to support the hospital through the annual Bucks County Designer House & Gardens fundraising event in the spring (www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org).

For more information about VIA events, programs or membership, call the VIA office at 215-345-2347 or visit http://via-doylestown.org. The VIA still owns and oversees Doylestown Hospital, which is licensed for 238 beds at its West State Street location.

During the past 90 years, VIA Health System services to the community have expanded to include a broad range of healthcare providers:

  • Doylestown Hospital;
  • The Doylestown Hospital Surgery Center at the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington;
  • Pine Run Community and Health Center, and Lakeview by Pine Run;
  • Visiting Nurse/Home Health;
  • VIA Affiliates, including Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Neurology, and Hospitalist practices; The Doylestown Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, and Nutrition Counseling of Doylestown Hospital.

While the size and scope of services have increased over the years, the hospital’s commitment to quality and to meeting the needs of all members of the community have remained steadfast. Doylestown Hospital continues to honor the legacy of its founders by focusing efforts on providing high-quality, low-cost services to meet the needs of the community.

For more information, visit dh.org or call 215-345-2200.

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Doylestown Hospital and the VIA Health System

Doylestown Hospital celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2013. The original hospital, an eight-bed facility located on Pine Street and Oakland Avenue in Doylestown Borough, was dedicated in 1923.

The hospital was founded by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), a forward-thinking women’s civic organization that recognized the need for healthcare services in the community early in the 20th century.

The VIA has grown over the years to its present membership of approximately 400. The organization continues to support the hospital through the annual Bucks County Designer House & Gardens fundraising event in the spring (www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org).

For more information about VIA events, programs or membership, call the VIA office at 215-345-2347 or visit http://via-doylestown.org. The VIA still owns and oversees Doylestown Hospital, which is licensed for 238 beds at its West State Street location.

During the past 90 years, VIA Health System services to the community have expanded to include a broad range of healthcare providers:

  • Doylestown Hospital;
  • The Doylestown Hospital Surgery Center at the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington;
  • Pine Run Community and Health Center, and Lakeview by Pine Run;
  • Visiting Nurse/Home Health;
  • VIA Affiliates, including Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Neurology, and Hospitalist practices; The Doylestown Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, and Nutrition Counseling of Doylestown Hospital.

While the size and scope of services have increased over the years, the hospital’s commitment to quality and to meeting the needs of all members of the community have remained steadfast. Doylestown Hospital continues to honor the legacy of its founders by focusing efforts on providing high-quality, low-cost services to meet the needs of the community.

For more information, visit dh.org or call 215-345-2200.

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Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic

The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic was established as
 The Free Clinic of Doylestown in October 1994.
 The name was changed in 2008 to honor Ann Silverman, a long-time board member and supporter of the clinic.

The clinic provides primary medical care and referrals to medical specialists; prescription medications; outpatient medical testing and services; vision care and eyeglasses; social services; dental exams and x-rays, dental hygiene, and
 referral to dentists’ offices for treatment.

Assistance is provided in applying to government insurance programs and patients, if eligible, must apply. All services are free, all ages are served and no insurance is accepted.

To be eligible, a patient must live within the clinic’s service area, be uninsured, and their household income must be within 250% of the federal poverty level.
 Day and evening medical appointments are available 25-30 hours per week.

The clinic operates with a small number of paid staff and numerous volunteers and is financial support is provided through grants, community donations and considerable in-kind support from Doylestown Hospital.

The Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic is located at Doylestown Hospital,
 595 W. State Street, Doylestown.
 For more information about the clinic’s services or to find out how you can help, call 215-345-2260 
or visit their website at
 www.aschealthclinic.org.

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Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace

Save the dates – Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th – when Doylestown Hospital and Independence Blue Cross (IBX) will be at Health Connections by Doylestown Hospital at the Cowhey Family ShopRite in Warminster with information about the health care law and the opportunity to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Meet one-on-one with Certified Application Counselors trained to educate you about your health insurance options. Plus, go inside the IBX Express Truck and speak with a representative.

Want to learn more about the Marketplace? Doylestown Hospital has created a resource page dedicated to informing their patients and the community about changes in the health care law. Learn more about your health care options and if your family can save on health care costs at dh.org/health-marketplace.

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AAUW-PA East District Meeting is Oct. 26th

The Pennsylvania Eastern District of the American Association of University Women will meet on Saturday, October 26th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Doylestown Hospital. The topic of discussion will be “Human Trafficking.”

Speakers will include State Senator Stewart Greenleaf of the 12th District, who serves as Chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee. Two other speakers bring a wealth of knowledge about and direct involvement with issues of trafficking and its victims.

Each stands as witness to the difference that one woman can make when she chooses to step up.

Carol Metzker, activist and author of “Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery,” will speak from the vantage point of one woman, an ordinary citizen who reached out to work forward solutions to this significant problem.

Attorney Shea M. Rhodes will bring insights from her first-hand, professional experiences working on human trafficking. Attorney Rhodes is a recipient of numerous awards for her work, including the development of a Human Trafficking Working Group consisting of various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies working to collaboratively investigate and prosecute allegations of human trafficking in Philadelphia. She also serves on the boards of directors for Dawn’s Place and New Directions for Women and is an instructor for the human trafficking workshop for the Philadelphia Police Department.

For details on the agenda, lunch and directions visit www.aauw-doylestown.org or call 215-230-8330.

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Doylestown Hospital celebrates volunteers

 

Doylestown Hospital celebrated its adult and teen volunteers at the annual volunteer luncheon recently at the Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. A highlight of the event was the awarding of scholarships to teen volunteers who are graduating high school this year.

The following students each received a Volunteer Memorial Scholarship: Mark Michetti, Mark Philipson, Kathryn Padva, Kenneth Smith, Demi Miller, Justin Chang, Colleen McLaughlin, Aneri Patel, Amine Sahmoud, Casey Dolan and Cassandra Meyer.

In addition, there were several scholarships awarded in honor or in memory of certain individuals.

Britta Turner received the Theresa Milinovich Memorial Scholarship named in honor of Theresa Milinovich, a dedicated member of the Volunteer Memorial Scholarship Committee and long-time volunteer.

Danielle Clemmer received the Bonnie MacGregor Teen Volunteer Scholarship, named in honor of former long-time Volunteer Services Director Bonnie MacGregor.

Emily Schmid received the Stroup Scholarship, established by Jeanne and Robert Stroup to recognize a student accepted at a Pennsylvania state or community college.

Anthony Formicola received the Richard A. Reif Culture of Caring Award, named in honor of long-time Doylestown Hospital CEO Richard Reif, who retired earlier this year.

Blair Killough and Joseph Chung each received Patient Transport scholarships.

Tyler Gallagher received the Volunteer Memorial Leadership Award.

Allison Smyth and Danielle Dyal each received Gift Shop scholarships.

Mary Kate Cassidy and Matthew Cassidy each received a Threads of Care Award, donated by the hospital’s volunteer knitters. Together, the scholarships totaled $15,750.

PHOTO CAP: From left, front row: Emily Schmid, Allison Smyth, Demi Miller; second row: Britta Turner, Colleen McLaughlin, Danielle Dyal; third row: Danielle Clemmer, Mary Kate Cassidy, Kathryn Padva, Anthony Formicola; fourth row: Justin Chang, Mark Michetti, Joseph Chung, Matthew Cassidy, Tyler Gallagher; fifth (top) row: Blair Killough, Mark Philipson, Kenneth Smith, Amine Sahmoud. Not pictured: Casey Dolan, Cassandra Meyer and Aneri Patel.

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