Many people in the tri-county area benefit from local organizations focusing on the health of our community. The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) is one of those organizations.
PAHWF helps integrate healthy initiatives in the Daniel Boone School District for students and staff.
The Foundation is a local conversion health foundation which provides funding to non-profit organizations within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pottstown. Since its creation in 2003, the Foundation has granted more than $9.6 million to the tri-county area focusing on health and wellness in the community. Total grant giving for fiscal year ending 06/30/13 was $2.1 million.
The Foundation’s website, www.pottstownfoundation.org, provides community members and visitors with access to:
• Fun & Fitness for the Family – a web-based fitness guide that includes a location finder
• “My Health Finder” – a link to healthy living information and resources
• Grant application and process
• Annual Report
The tri-county area has an array of family physicians, orthopedic specialists, surgeons, surgery centers, rehabilitation, and nursing and assisted living facilities. There are also several non-profit organizations located throughout the region that are dedicated to creating awareness and education on health issues. The tri-county area provides residents, businesses, and visitors access to quality health care no matter what the need.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center is the community blood center serving eight counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It serves as the only provider of blood and blood products to the hospitals in the tri-county area, specifically Berks and Western Montgomery Counties, including Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
A tri-county hospital, located conveniently in Pottstown at the intersection of High Street and Armand Hammer Boulevard, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC) is a modern, full-service 230 licensed bed community hospital.
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center
PMMC offers a full range of health care services and a medical staff of nearly 300 skilled physicians, offering more than 40 medical specialties. Pottstown Memorial Regional Cancer Center, a partner of Fox Chase Cancer Center, also offers a multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer. PMMC also has many affiliates in the tri-county area including the Boyertown Medical Services Center and Occupational Health CarePlex.
Comprehensive services include a 24-hour emergency department, an outpatient surgery center, Maternity & Women’s Health Center, Center for Bone & Joint Health, Wound Care Center, high definition Endoscopy Suite, medical/surgical services, critical care, cardiac health center, respiratory care, transitional care unit, inpatient psychiatric care, and renal care center.
Supporting the community, PMMC offers quality, informative programs and screenings year-round mostly conducted through Healthy Woman, a free program helping women make informative decisions about themselves and their families; and Senior Circle, a program for those 50 and older.
Creative Health Services provides quality behavioral health care designed to empower and promote wellness for individuals, families and communities. They strive to be known as a destination of choice for persons in need of high quality behavioral health care.
Providing medical care and dental care is the non-profit health care center Community Health & Dental Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center, that in addition to serving people with insurance, also serves people who are underinsured or without insurance.
Please refer to the Business Directory for a complete list of Chamber Members specializing in the healthcare industry, non-profits impacting the healthcare climate of our communities, assisted living and retirement communities, as well as health clubs providing fitness programs and facilities.