President's Perspective

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
Jim Brexler, CEO Doylestown Health

Exhilarating.

That's one word we can use to describe the way we feel as the seasons change from the cold Winter into Spring and Summer. We can also use exhilarating to describe our excitement as we continue the transformation of our healthcare system.

Throughout our 93-year history, under the governance and stewardship of our founders, The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, Doylestown Hospital has responded to the healthcare needs of our community. Starting as an emergency and maternity hospital in the 1920s, over the years we have expanded our clinical services, invested in cutting-edge technologies and developed health programs. Today, we are a nationally-acclaimed, comprehensive regional healthcare system.

But as good as we've become, we remain relentless in our pursuit for continuing excellence. Today, we are striving to serve our community in new and innovative ways to emphasize health and wellness. And now is the time for all of us to jump in.

For example, you can "Walk With A Doc" during a monthly event on our hospital campus for both the exercise and the opportunity to learn how to stay healthy. (By the way, you don't have to wait for the Walk With A Doc program; the Doylestown Community Bike and Hike System surrounds our campus – so come anytime!)

To fuel your physical activity, we're working with local food stores and restaurants to highlight quality nutrition for life. Saturday, June 4th, we'll be sponsoring an "Outdoor Challenge" at Peace Valley Park for both the beginner and experienced outdoor enthusiast.

And, you should know that we are going to "Walk the Talk!" We are taking the challenge to improve health and fitness to our health system Associates in a variety of ways, from encouraging the use of Fitbits to monitor physical activity, to lunch-and-learn sessions for everything from muscle and joint health to dental health and nutrition.

If you enjoy enriching indoor pursuits, take in our "Hospital" exhibit at the Bucks County Children's Museum or visit the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens to get ideas for your own place in the sun and support the mission of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, founders of Doylestown Hospital. Bucks County has so much to offer, and Doylestown Health is at the heart of it all. Check our calendar of events for additional information.

Of course, we continue to seek better ways to deliver healthcare. Take time to read these uplifting stories of patients recovering from bilateral knee replacement andnew moms with "personalized" birthing experiences. We've recently entered a new era with great promise in the treatment of stroke, and reflect on an age-old desire to lift the spirits of patients through the efforts of Pine Run Village residents and the Good Bears Club.

All of these things are, in a word, exhilarating. Enjoy!

Sincerely,
Jim Brexler
President/CEO

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