About Us

The name Doylestown Health represents a healthcare network that has delivered high quality care to the community for nearly 100 years. We consistently strive for healthcare excellence and provide a continuum of connected providers, quality and excellence in service, and accessibility to the community we serve.

The Doylestown Health Difference

Explore some insight into our origins and the beliefs that inspire our mission.

Our History

The Village Improvement Association was the guiding force behind the founding of Doylestown Hospital in 1923, and still governs the operation of the hospital today. Founded in 1895 by a small, but inspired, group of women from Doylestown, the VIA is nationally recognized as the only Women's Club to own and operate a community hospital. The first meeting was held April 26, 1895 with 14 women present. Since that time the VIA has grown in size and scope to its present membership of over 400 members.

Throughout its history, the VIA has continued to be a progressive organization, while maintaining the original goals of the Association which are to promote "every proper means of improving and beautifying Bucks County", "improving the health and welfare of the residents." Each year members rededicate themselves to these commitments made in 1895.

The VIA recognized the need for public health initiatives and community healthcare services, and began with the employment of a Visiting Nurse in 1916. The 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic galvanized the need for formalized community based health care. The VIA, together with local medical professionals and the Doylestown community, opened the Doylestown Emergency Hospital, an eight bed facility, at Pine and Oakland in 1923.

As demand for care increased, Doylestown Emergency Hospital moved to a new location at Belmont and Spruce, Doylestown, in 1939. Originally a 21 bed facility, this hospital expanded to accommodate 54 beds in 1951. As the community grew, a larger facility was needed. Doylestown Hospital was dedicated in 1975 as a 165-bed hospital on West State Street, Doylestown.

In 1992, the VIA acquired the Pine Run Community and Health Center and in 1998 added a separate Personal Care residence known as Pine Run Lakeview. A 37,000-square-foot, two-story community center was added to the Ferry Road campus in 2019 with a fitness and aquatics center, entertainment galleries, indoor and outdoor dining venues, a casual bar, as well as a 175-seat auditorium. 

In 2001 the Village Improvement Association added the Health and Wellness Center in Warrington to its family. In 2015 the VIA Health System changed its name to Doylestown Health to represent a connected system of outpatient, inpatient, and community services.

The complete story of the first seventy-five years of the VIA and Doylestown Hospital has been beautifully detailed in the book by Anne Biggs entitled "Through Their Eyes". This Tower Hill Press book published in 1998 is available in the Doylestown Hospital Gift Shop.

Today, the center of VIA club activity is at the James Lorah Memorial Home, 132 N. Main Street, Doylestown. This treasured house-museum commemorates the families who have lived in the historic home and the ongoing life of the VIA.

Our Mission and Vision Statements

The Doylestown Health mission is to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve.

With a vision to enthusiastically pursue healthcare excellence through collaboration and innovation, we strive to inspire a more vibrant and healthier world for our patients and our community.

We consistently strive for healthcare excellence and provide a continuum of connected providers, quality and excellence in service and accessibility to the community we serve.

Our Service Values

Here are the longstanding Service Values we live by:

  • We serve the community
  • We strive for excellence in our services and programs
  • We respect the dignity and privacy of all
  • We provide value through high quality, accessible services
  • We seek innovation and integration for continuous improvement
  • We are compassionate
  • We are committed to the health and wellness education of our community

We are dedicated not only to making patients well, but in helping them to stay well too - before, during and after they visit our services. We invite you to subscribe to our online newsletter for valuable articles on the latest Doylestown Health news, innovations, health information and events.

Our Leadership

Our executive leaders, medical leaders, and board members serve to provide Doylestown Health with focused strategic direction that helps to better serve our community. Working with each other, the VIA, and with our dedicated healthcare team, their knowledge and experience come together to make a difference for all patients and families.
View Board of Trustees and Administration

Our Locations

Doylestown Health provides a network of care, serving patients and families in the northern suburban communities of Philadelphia, including Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey.

Experts in over 50 specialties offer the latest therapies for common and complex health conditions. Doylestown Health is also proud to provide retirement and long term living options in Bucks County, PA through the Pine Run Community.

The mission of Doylestown Health is to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve. With a vision to enthusiastically pursue healthcare excellence through collaboration and innovation, we strive to inspire a more vibrant and healthier world for our patients and our community.

Doylestown Health is comprised of:

  • Doylestown Hospital: the flagship of Doylestown Health, is part of a clinically integrated system of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services.
  • Doylestown Health Physicians: Employed by the Doylestown Health system, Doylestown Health Physicians offer seamless coordination of care and a wide variety of primary and specialty care.
  • Urgent Care: Doylestown Health provides walk in urgent care services near me for the treatment of illness or injury, preventive health care, lab work and blood tests.
  • Doctors' Offices: Doylestown Health's Find A Provider tool connects you with expert physicians in a wide range of healthcare specialties.
  • Emergency Services: The Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified and specially trained emergency physicians to care for your acute illness or injury.
  • Health and Wellness Center: The Health and Wellness Center in Warrington offers Doylestown Health services with diagnostic and outpatient services, including mammography.
  • Outpatient Imaging and Testing: Doylestown Health offers a full range of outpatient testing services featuring the very latest diagnostic technology. Call Central Scheduling at 267.651.0862.
  • Home Setting: Doylestown Health is committed to providing a multitude of services in your home including visiting nurses, physical therapy, palliative care, home health, hospice and telemedicine services.  Choose our providers for reliable, compassionate, home-based care.
  • Pine Run Retirement Community: A part of Doylestown Health, Pine Run Retirement Community has 272 independent living cottages and 24 apartments on its beautiful 43-acre campus on Ferry Road. The campus is home to: Pine Run Health Center, which offers rehabilitation services and 90 skilled nursing beds; The Garden, a 40-bed, secure dementia neighborhood on the top floor of the Health Center; and The Willows, an intimate setting for palliative services. Pine Run Lakeview is a 106-bed personal care residence located on Lower State Road in Doylestown.
  • Children's Village: Children's Village, a private, academic preschool on the grounds of Doylestown Hospital, serves families in Bucks, Montgomery and surrounding counties.


The Doylestown Health Difference

Explore some insight into our origins and the beliefs that inspire our mission.

The Village Improvement Association was the guiding force behind the founding of Doylestown Hospital in 1923, and still governs the operation of the hospital today. Founded in 1895 by a small, but inspired, group of women from Doylestown, the VIA is nationally recognized as the only Women's Club to own and operate a community hospital. The first meeting was held April 26, 1895 with 14 women present. Since that time the VIA has grown in size and scope to its present membership of over 400 members.

Throughout its history, the VIA has continued to be a progressive organization, while maintaining the original goals of the Association which are to promote "every proper means of improving and beautifying Bucks County", "improving the health and welfare of the residents." Each year members rededicate themselves to these commitments made in 1895.

The VIA recognized the need for public health initiatives and community healthcare services, and began with the employment of a Visiting Nurse in 1916. The 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic galvanized the need for formalized community based health care. The VIA, together with local medical professionals and the Doylestown community, opened the Doylestown Emergency Hospital, an eight bed facility, at Pine and Oakland in 1923.

As demand for care increased, Doylestown Emergency Hospital moved to a new location at Belmont and Spruce, Doylestown, in 1939. Originally a 21 bed facility, this hospital expanded to accommodate 54 beds in 1951. As the community grew, a larger facility was needed. Doylestown Hospital was dedicated in 1975 as a 165-bed hospital on West State Street, Doylestown.

In 1992, the VIA acquired the Pine Run Community and Health Center and in 1998 added a separate Personal Care residence known as Pine Run Lakeview. A 37,000-square-foot, two-story community center was added to the Ferry Road campus in 2019 with a fitness and aquatics center, entertainment galleries, indoor and outdoor dining venues, a casual bar, as well as a 175-seat auditorium. 

In 2001 the Village Improvement Association added the Health and Wellness Center in Warrington to its family. In 2015 the VIA Health System changed its name to Doylestown Health to represent a connected system of outpatient, inpatient, and community services.

The complete story of the first seventy-five years of the VIA and Doylestown Hospital has been beautifully detailed in the book by Anne Biggs entitled "Through Their Eyes". This Tower Hill Press book published in 1998 is available in the Doylestown Hospital Gift Shop.

Today, the center of VIA club activity is at the James Lorah Memorial Home, 132 N. Main Street, Doylestown. This treasured house-museum commemorates the families who have lived in the historic home and the ongoing life of the VIA.

The Doylestown Health mission is to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve.

With a vision to enthusiastically pursue healthcare excellence through collaboration and innovation, we strive to inspire a more vibrant and healthier world for our patients and our community.

We consistently strive for healthcare excellence and provide a continuum of connected providers, quality and excellence in service and accessibility to the community we serve.

Here are the longstanding Service Values we live by:

  • We serve the community
  • We strive for excellence in our services and programs
  • We respect the dignity and privacy of all
  • We provide value through high quality, accessible services
  • We seek innovation and integration for continuous improvement
  • We are compassionate
  • We are committed to the health and wellness education of our community

We are dedicated not only to making patients well, but in helping them to stay well too - before, during and after they visit our services. We invite you to subscribe to our online newsletter for valuable articles on the latest Doylestown Health news, innovations, health information and events.

Our executive leaders, medical leaders, and board members serve to provide Doylestown Health with focused strategic direction that helps to better serve our community. Working with each other, the VIA, and with our dedicated healthcare team, their knowledge and experience come together to make a difference for all patients and families.
View Board of Trustees and Administration

Doylestown Health provides a network of care, serving patients and families in the northern suburban communities of Philadelphia, including Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey.

Experts in over 50 specialties offer the latest therapies for common and complex health conditions. Doylestown Health is also proud to provide retirement and long term living options in Bucks County, PA through the Pine Run Community.

The mission of Doylestown Health is to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and well-being of the individuals we serve. With a vision to enthusiastically pursue healthcare excellence through collaboration and innovation, we strive to inspire a more vibrant and healthier world for our patients and our community.

Doylestown Health is comprised of:

  • Doylestown Hospital: the flagship of Doylestown Health, is part of a clinically integrated system of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services.
  • Doylestown Health Physicians: Employed by the Doylestown Health system, Doylestown Health Physicians offer seamless coordination of care and a wide variety of primary and specialty care.
  • Urgent Care: Doylestown Health provides walk in urgent care services near me for the treatment of illness or injury, preventive health care, lab work and blood tests.
  • Doctors' Offices: Doylestown Health's Find A Provider tool connects you with expert physicians in a wide range of healthcare specialties.
  • Emergency Services: The Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified and specially trained emergency physicians to care for your acute illness or injury.
  • Health and Wellness Center: The Health and Wellness Center in Warrington offers Doylestown Health services with diagnostic and outpatient services, including mammography.
  • Outpatient Imaging and Testing: Doylestown Health offers a full range of outpatient testing services featuring the very latest diagnostic technology. Call Central Scheduling at 267.651.0862.
  • Home Setting: Doylestown Health is committed to providing a multitude of services in your home including visiting nurses, physical therapy, palliative care, home health, hospice and telemedicine services.  Choose our providers for reliable, compassionate, home-based care.
  • Pine Run Retirement Community: A part of Doylestown Health, Pine Run Retirement Community has 272 independent living cottages and 24 apartments on its beautiful 43-acre campus on Ferry Road. The campus is home to: Pine Run Health Center, which offers rehabilitation services and 90 skilled nursing beds; The Garden, a 40-bed, secure dementia neighborhood on the top floor of the Health Center; and The Willows, an intimate setting for palliative services. Pine Run Lakeview is a 106-bed personal care residence located on Lower State Road in Doylestown.
  • Children's Village: Children's Village, a private, academic preschool on the grounds of Doylestown Hospital, serves families in Bucks, Montgomery and surrounding counties.


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