100 Workers at 2 Crozer Hospitals in Drexel Hill, Ridley Vote to Join Union

Exterior entrance to Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Image via Crozer Keystone Health System.

Health professionals from Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill and Taylor Hospital in Ridley are now unionized, writes John George for Philadelphia Business Journal.

About 100 medical technologists and other health care professionals from the two hospitals voted unanimously to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP).

They join 1,400 nurses and health care professionals at eight PASNAP locals within Crozer Health.

The union now represents medical technologists, technicians and other lab workers, registered detitians, social workers and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Crozer Health is owned by Prospect Medical Holdings of California. It is also the parent company of  Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Springfield Hospital and the Rejuvenations at Fair Acres mental health care facility in Lima.

“We support our employees’ right to be represented by a union, and look forward to working with their union representation going forward,” stated Crozer Health in response to the pro-union vote.

Last year, five PASNAP locals at Crozer Health System agreed to new contracts with wage increases and new nursing staffing guidelines for nurses.

PASNAP represents more than 9,000 nurses and health care professionals in Pennsylvania.

Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal about Crozer staff joining PASNAP.