DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Doylestown Hospital has teamed up with a ShopRite located here to pilot a new community outreach program called “Health Connections by Doylestown Hospital.” Health Connections will be a retail-based health resource center located within the ShopRite of Warminster in the Warminster Town Center shopping center.
Health Connections, which celebrated the grand opening on March 24, is located across from ShopRite’s in-store pharmacy. It includes a reception area with literature racks and a concierge desk, as well as a private conference space that can accommodate health screenings, individual or group meetings and more detailed educational displays. Doylestown Hospital’s Healthcare Concierge staffs the location, interacting with customers, coordinating onsite screenings and displays and helping members of the community connect with appropriate health services in the area.
The Health Connections program provides an opportunity to broaden a proactive outreach in health promotion and education to meet the needs of additional community members. Doylestown Hospital stated that it regularly schedules health screenings, lectures and awareness programs at the main Doylestown campus as well as the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington. Still, a recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified unmet needs for health promotion and education for a broader segment of the community. The survey suggested the need to offer screening and educational programs at additional locations in the community, including retail locations, the hospital stated.
“The partnership with the Cowhey Family Shop Rite of Warminster is a terrific opportunity to make health information accessible and personal for the prevention of illness, and to help residents find the appropriate care when the need arises. We hope this joint effort will help motivate the community to adopt healthier lifestyles, building on a shared vision between Doylestown Hospital and ShopRite owner Joe Cowhey,” stated Scott S. Levy, VP and chief medical officer of Doylestown Hospital.
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