Health

Overdose awareness remembered

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Chester County remembered the 109 lives lost in 2021 to drug overdose.  The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, as part of the Chamber Alliance of Chester County, took time to remember with Vice Chairman-Commissioner Josh Maxwell in support of the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services campaigns to: ~ Raise awareness of ...

 
 

Monkeypox lands in DelCo

The Delaware County Health Department confirmed that a total of nine cases of monkeypox have been identified in Delaware County as of August 4. Cases have also been confirmed in recent weeks in Philadelphia and the neighboring collar counties of Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery. The nation has recorded more than 6,600 cases as of August 3, according to the U.S. Centers ...

 

Suicide task force holds ‘Carnation Day’

Volunteers distributed hundreds of carnations and thank-you notes to Chester County Hospital employees on June 29 as part of “Carnation Day.” The event was an effort of the Care Team, part of Chester County’s Suicide Prevention Task Force. It’s an outreach project created with the simple idea that even brief interventions and acts of kindness can be effective tools ...

 

Mind Matters: Children as emotional barometers

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who suffered anxiety and panic attacks. Unfortunately, his life was not a fairy tale. He was sent to the psychologist to help him with the anxiety that was thought to be “something about him.” The therapist, however, invited the family to the initial session and perceived that there may be more to this boy’s anxiety than its ...

 

Bird flu kills eagle in E. Marlborough

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, a “highly pathogenic” strain of bird flu has killed a bald eagle found in East Marlborough Township. The commission announced the finding Friday, March 25, saying it’s the first detection of HPAI H5N1 in Pennsylvania since the current strain was found in the United States in December of last year. Birds in 20 other ...

 

State approves DelCo HD

Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon announced the official approval of the Delaware County Health Department at the County’s Board of Health meeting on March 3. The county received the Certificate of Approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health stating that the Delaware County Health Department is ready to exercise its powers and duties. In ...

 

New mask guidance in DelCo

Delaware County Government is implementing new COVID-19 mask guidance, effective today, Tuesday, March 1, that relaxes mask requirements for fully vaccinated* individuals, a press release said. Masks are no longer required for county employees and members of the public inside county-operated facilities who are fully vaccinated, with the exception of employees who ...

 

New DelCo Health Department introduced

Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon introduced the Delaware County Health Department leadership team that includes: Marie Carbonara, division administrator of Environmental Health; Rosemarie Halt, interim division administrator of Population Health/COVID-19 and Board of Health chair; Stephanie Reese, division administrator of Personal Health; Lisa ...

 

ChristianaCare wants to acquire Crozer Health

Christiana Care Health System, Inc. and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. today announced the signing of a letter of intent for ChristianaCare to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect. The agreement also includes the hospitals’ related businesses, real estate assets, Crozer Health Medical Group and the associated assets, ambulatory centers, medical office buildings, ...

 

Pa. chooses DelCo as testing site

Delaware County has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to be the host county for a new large-scale COVID-19 testing site for the Pennsylvania Southeast Community Health District, which includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties. The COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital ...

 

New COVID-19 test sites in ChesCo

The Chester County Health Department has finalized two additional locations for COVID-19 testing providers to establish free test sites, available by appointment around the county. Free PCR testing is now available at the Chester County Government Services Center, Westtown Road in West Chester. A second testing site opens today, Tuesday, Jan 11, at the Technical ...