Here’s What Will Happen at Delaware County Memorial Hospital

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The entrance to Crozer Health's Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.
Image via Crozer Health.

Crozer Health’s Delaware County Memorial Hospital will become a behavioral health inpatient hospital by the spring of 2023, writes John George for Philadelphia Business Journal.

More than 100 patient beds at the 168-bed hospital will be used for behavioral health services. The facility will include a crisis care unit, inpatient acute psychiatric care, acute detox/rehabilitation, and geropsychiatry/senior behavioral health

All other services, including the emergency department, will end after 60 days and the hospital closed for renovations.

Springfield Hospital will become an outpatient facility exclusively by the end of the year. No changes are expected at Crozer Health’s other two hospitals.

Crozer Health says the transformational plan of its facilities is based on “post-pandemic operational realities” and community needs.

CEO Tony Esposito said after Crozer Health assessed what the community needs, it determined that access to community-based, high-quality, safe, and effective services is key to being responsive to the community

The plan requires the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Health before it can be implemented.

Esposito said the health system is projecting a system-wide loss of $88 million for its fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

The impact on Crozer’s 4,000 employees remains unclear.

.Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal about changes coming to the Crozer Health system.

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