Chester County Hospital
01/20/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
William Scattergood was a local businessman who served on the first Board of Managers. His son, Dr. Joseph Scattergood, and grandson, Dr. Joseph Scattergood, Jr., both became physicians at the hospital. #CCH125Faces

We will commemorate our 125th Anniversary by honoring 125 of our visionaries, role-models, everyday heroes and champions. Nominate someone here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Chester County Hospital
01/19/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
Dr. William T. Sharpless, a familiar West Chester name, was one of eight selected physicians to staff the hospital in its first year, 1892. He practiced until 1923 when he was made Physician Emeritus and joined the hospital Board of Managers. #CCH125Faces

We will commemorate our 125th Anniversary by honoring 125 of our visionaries, role-models, everyday heroes and champions. Nominate someone...
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Chester County Hospital
01/18/2017 at 21:02. Facebook
Marguerite G. Townsend was one of the many women who took an active role in founding the hospital. She was elected secretary of the first Board of Managers, serving in this capacity until 1921. She was also active on the Committee for the Training School for Nurses and in assisting the Women’s Auxiliary, which formed 1893. #CCH125Faces

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Chester County Hospital
01/17/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
Robert T. Cornwell was the first president of the Board of Managers from 1892-1920. He was active in West Chester’s legal, financial and educational affairs. His devotion to the hospital was carried on in the service of his grandson, Gibbons Gray Cornwell, who was the president of the Board of Directors in 1957. Robert’s great-grandson, Daniel was also appointed to the Board. #CCH125Faces

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Chester County Hospital
01/16/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Every year, Chester County Hospital celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by coordinating a servant leadership project to assist those in need.

This year our focus is Days of Caring/Days of Warmth, and we are collecting NEW coats, hats, scarves and mittens and will donate them to agencies provided by the United Way.
Chester County Hospital
01/16/2017 at 17:02. Facebook
Dr. Percy C. Hoskins was active in the hospital’s founding and was one of eight selected physicians to staff the hospital in its first year, 1892. His legacy was carried on at the hospital through his son, Dr. John R. Hoskins, a resident at the hospital in 1906 and his grandson, Robert S. Gawthrop, Jr. who served on the hospital’s Board of Directors. #CCH125Faces

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Dr. Mary H. Cheyney was one of eight selected physicians to staff the hospital in its first year, 1892. She was also on the surgical team of patient Benjamin Bush, the hospital’s first surgical patient. This case strengthened the community support for the new hospital. #CCH125Faces

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Dr. Charles E. Woodward began his support for a community hospital as a physician at the West Chester Dispensary, which opened above a hardware/gunsmith store on West Market Street from 1880-1882. He was one of eight selected physicians to staff the hospital in its first year. Dr. Woodward specialized in surgery.

His legacy was carried on by his son, Dr. W. Wellington Woodward, who lost his...
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Dr. Thomas D. Dunn was a leader among physicians calling for a hospital to be established in West Chester. He was the first elected president of the medical staff upon its organization in 1892. The hospital's 1898 Annual Report credited Dunn by saying, “It was through his efforts that this hospital was first founded. Its prosperity was the dearest wish of his heart, upon it he lavished time,...
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It's our birthday and we'll celebrate all year long if we want to!

125 years ago Chester County Hospital first opened its doors as a small ten-bed infirmary located just a few hundred yards from its current location.

Throughout 2017 we plan to commemorate and celebrate our history and the stories of those who brought us to where we are today.

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We are proud to join our friends at Aidan's Heart Foundation today and tomorrow by helping them train more than 1,000 students at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center how to perform Hands-Only CPR and operate an AED machine. Tonight, our educators will partner with Minquas Fire Company No. 2 to teach their parents.

Aidan's Heart Foundation

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Trying to eat healthy but not sure what to order next time you're at dinner? Kim Knipe, Registered Dietitian, shares tips with County Lines Magazine on choosing healthy meals when eating out. [ Ow.ly Link ]

County Lines Online - Healthier Choices While Dining Out

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Physical Therapists are important to a full and swift recovery after joint replacement surgery. They help patients improve mobility in joints that feel too tight or weak. They work with patients to increase endurance and restore balance. Our Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine supports patients to reach their physical goals after surgery.
Adrienne Towsen, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chester County Hospital, shares how she became inspired to study sports medicine after her own experience with surgery as a college athlete. Learn more about Orthopaedic services at: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Experiencing joint pain? Our Center of Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine recommends staying active. Without movement, your joints can become stiffer and tighter than they normally should be. Warm up your joints with aerobic exercises like bicycling or swimming followed by stretching and exercises to strengthen critical muscle groups.
Have you seen our Orthopaedic Unit in 3 Lasko Tower yet? Take a virtual tour and learn about the features and amenities this unit has to offer our patients. Learn more at: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Maintaining a healthy weight at an earlier age is crucial to improve your joint health. Obesity can often increase joint issues and may cause more difficulties after surgery.
Do you have a New Year's Resolution to get fit in 2017? Our Center of Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine shares great advice on starting an exercise program. Find out the impact weight gain has on your joints, calories burned per exercise, and how to create a personal exercise program that works for you. Learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Keep your joints loose with long, low pressure stretches regularly. Five 60-second stretches are better than ten 10-second stretches.
We wish you good health and much happiness throughout 2017!