Doylestown Health: Transforming the delivery of health care

Doylestown Health is transforming the delivery of health care in the 21st century, following the vision of its founders 125 years ago.

The first Doylestown Emergency Hospital opened in 1923, but its founders were working on improving the health of the community since the 1890s.

The hospital was founded – and continues to be governed – by the Village Improvement Association (VIA) of Doylestown.

The VIA is women’s organization that has provided leadership, funding and insight from the health system’s beginnings as an independent nonprofit, community hospital.

As the flagship of the Doylestown Health system, Doylestown Hospital receives national and regional accolades for delivering high-quality, low-cost care.

These recognitions are the result of a culture of teamwork and a relentless pursuit of excellence that propelled Doylestown Hospital’s ability to deliver complex care close to home. 

The Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians includes primary care and more than 50 specialties that make advanced care available close by in our community.

In the last 25 years, Doylestown Health is recognized as an innovator and national leader in cardiovascular services.

IBM Watson Health twice named Doylestown Hospital one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country in 2019 and 2020.

The new Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care, opened on January 2nd, expands the scope of cardiovascular services to provide greater access to patients throughout the region and meet the growing demand for advanced heart and vascular services in our community.

Woodall Heart and Vascular spans the entire second floor of the new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, while the third floor houses the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine, which will serve as a new home for the hospital’s state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit by the end of 2020.

The addition of a new Ambulatory Center on the Doylestown Hospital campus increases the capacity to provide outpatient surgery and will establish a “home base” for support services such as rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

The Ambulatory Center will open in fall 2020.

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community.

The Pine Run Health Center is a short- and long-term skilled nursing center located just a few miles from the hospital.

Pine Run Lakeview Personal Care facility includes a secure dementia care neighborhood.

Pine Run Retirement Community is an active retirement village with 300 residential apartments and cottages and a new community center devoted to healthy living.

Doylestown Health Urgent Care, conveniently located in Doylestown, is open 365 days a year to treat a range of illnesses and injuries for adults and children.

Today, Doylestown Health Home Care services include assistance after surgery or illness, as well as hospice care, continuing a tradition of providing home care services started by the Village Improvement Association even before Doylestown Hospital opened its doors.

Health Connections is an outreach center located in the Warminster ShopRite supermarket, and the roster of community health education and programs available there continues to grow.

Doylestown Health will celebrate its centennial in 2023; however, there is already much to celebrate as it continues to transform the delivery of health and wellness in a growing marketplace.

Investment in Doylestown Health by the community through ONE VISION, a $75-million comprehensive philanthropic campaign, is a key factor in the success of the health system.

Many donors have generously contributed to the campaign that supports the new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion and other major capital projects that are continuing the transformation of Doylestown Health.

These include a surgical suite expansion and renovation, as well as a new entrance and way finding to help patients and visitors navigate the hospital campus.

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PHOTO CAP: Nurses in the new Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care at Doylestown Health.