JOIN US AT THE HEALTH CONNECTIONS GRAND OPENING IN WARMINSTER SUNDAY, MARCH 24! 03/19/2013 Doylestown Hospital is piloting a new community outreach program called “Health Connections by Doylestown Hospital.” Health Connections will be a retail-based health resource center located within the Shop Rite of Warminster in the busy Warminster Town Center shopping center.
A Grand Opening for the new Health Connections will be Sunday, March 24 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. The Shop Rite is located at 942 W. Street Road, Warminster. A special ribbon cutting will take place at 1:00 pm.
Health Connections is located across from Shop Rite’s in-store pharmacy. It includes a reception area with literature racks and a concierge desk, as well as a private conference space that can accommodate health screenings, individual or group meetings and more detailed educational displays.
Doylestown Hospital’s Healthcare Concierge will staff the location, interacting with customers, coordinating onsite screenings and displays and generally helping members of the community connect with appropriate health services in the area.
This new initiative to take information out to the public will add a new dimension to the hospital’s traditional efforts to bring the public to us. These efforts support the hospital’s mission statement, which includes a commitment to “improve the quality of life for all members of our community.”
The Health Connections program provides an opportunity to broaden a proactive outreach in health promotion and education to meet the needs of additional community members. Doylestown Hospital regularly schedules health screenings, lectures and awareness programs at the main Doylestown campus as well as the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington. Still, a recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified unmet needs for health promotion and education for a broader segment of our community. The survey suggested the need to offer screening and educational programs at additional locations in the community, including retail locations.
“The partnership with the Cowhey Family Shop Rite of Warminster is a terrific opportunity to make health information accessible and personal for the prevention of illness, and to help residents find the appropriate care when the need arises. We hope this joint effort will help motivate the community to adopt healthier lifestyles, building on a shared vision between Doylestown Hospital and Shop Rite owner Joe Cowhey,” said Scott S. Levy, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of Doylestown Hospital.
The partnership with the Cowhey Family Shop Rite of Warminster is an ideal avenue to bring health information out to the community. Shop Rite owner Joe Cowhey is an ardent supporter of area nonprofit and health service organizations. It was his idea to bring this additional health resource center in to the store, where staff and customers interact like family.