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President's Perspective

President's Perspective |
Jim Brexler, CEO Doylestown Health

Each season of the year has its special moments, but none suggests renewal more than Spring. Trees and plants awaken from the sleep of winter; birds and wildlife appear from far-off places and hidden burrows. While Spring is a wonderful season, it has its share of challenges, including wind and rain. In fact, every season has its share of positive and frustrating life experiences, and yet we find ways to navigate these changes.

The circle of life, just like the seasonal calendar, is always changing. The changing stages of our lives progress in a rhythm that Doylestown Health embraces at the core of our mission – to continuously improve the quality of life and proactively advocate for the health and wellbeing of the individuals we serve.

We accomplish our mission throughout every stage of life, from personalized birth experiences for parents and babies to compassionate care from our hospice nurses. These are two very different stages of life, yet our patients frequently tell us about the "angels" who helped them in their life-changing situations.

You will find evidence of how we live our mission in places you might not expect. Our unique intergenerational program between our residents at Pine Run Health Center and pre-school students at Doylestown Health's Children's Village enriches young and old.

Compassion meets innovation in our clinical services. Most recently we were among the first in the region to implant a leadless pacemaker that is one-tenth the size of previous versions and can be implanted without surgery. A same-day joint replacement program has some patients returning home by lunchtime on the day of surgery!

An essential element of Doylestown Health's mission is the ongoing funding support we receive from the Doylestown Health Foundation. Our Foundation receives its funding from the generosity of donors, including the generosity of our own staff. As one Associate explained about her gift, "I work here. My family comes here, and this is where I would come if I needed care."

The Doylestown Health staff is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care at every stage of life. No matter what the season, we at Doylestown Health are ready to support you in your continued journey toward health.

About Doylestown Health

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.

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