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Communuity Outreach - December 2017

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Doylestown Health is committed to keeping our community healthy through education and outreach. Here is a recap of our efforts in the community this past month:

Social Media Safety Presentation (Parent Positive)

Families in the community were invited to hear Josh Ochs, author and public speaker, spread the importance of social media safety for tweens, teens and professionals. During the presentation, Josh provided practical tips to protect your child today and allow them to shine online tomorrow. This program is part of the Parent Positive Speaker Series, a collaboration among Doylestown Health, CB Cares, the CB School District, and the CB Family YMCA.

Teddy Bear Clinic

A "bear-y" good time! Children "treated" their best (stuffed) friend at the annual Teddy Bear Clinic. An interactive experience utilizing medical play, children experienced a doctor's visit without fear. Teddy bears were triaged and treated in this enjoyable event held at the Bucks County Children's Museum!

Community Health Discussions Coming to a TV Near You

Health Matters with Doylestown Health is a collaboration between the Central Bucks High School TV club and Doylestown Health. Students use their video production skills to bring the messages of CB Cares to CBTV. Co-hosted by a student and Doylestown Health's pediatric outreach manager, the series highlights important health issues that are relevant to students and parents in the Central Bucks school district. November's segment focused on stroke prevention.

Walk With A Doc Attendees Learn About Treatment Options for Cardiovascular Disease

James Kmetzo, MD, Doylestown Health cardiologist, led the November Walk With a Doc event, where he gave a brief discussion about diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease beyond Aspirin, statins and stents. After the talk, attendees enjoyed a refreshing walk with Doylestown Health clinicians around the hospital campus.

Health Day

Bucks County's Jack and Jill of America Foundation spent the morning with Doylestown Health, learning about healthcare careers and life-saving knowledge! The day kicked off with the importance of hand washing and tips for hand hygiene, followed by a physician-led discussion about medical careers. The day concluded with an interactive session on the importance of "compression-only CPR." Clapping and compressing to the beat of some modern day songs with 100-120 beats per minute, children had a chance to practice on the CPR manikins. The room was buzzing with excitement as the music blared, kids sang and "saved some lives!"

Request Community Outreach

Interested in health education and outreach opportunities for your organization or school? Doylestown Health provides a variety of outreach services, including speakers, screenings and wellness resources.

For more information or to make a request for a sponsorship or education program, please email or call the Doylestown Health Pulseline at 215-345-2121.

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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 232 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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