* Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and Jefferson Health System Announce Plans for Affiliation
William E. Staas Jr., MD, president and medical director of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, announced that Magee plans to become a member of Jefferson Health System (JHS), Radnor, Pa. According to Dr. Staas and Douglas S. Peters, president and CEO of JHS, Magee has agreed to suspend discussions with other entities to move forward with discussions focused on joining JHS.
The Magee discussions with JHS come just as the health system
is integrating the rehabilitation resources of its member
institutions and partners to form the Jefferson Rehab Network,
the first comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation delivery
system in the Delaware Valley. "With a complete continuum of
rehabilitation services at every level of care for adults and
children, the Jefferson Rehab Network will be the premier
provider of such services for the region," said
"During this process, Magee, among the other JHS rehab facilities, will explore opportunities geared toward further integrating rehabilitation services and programs for the Greater Philadelphia region," said Dr. Staas. "Through this collaboration, Magee will build on its commitment to be a leading community resource for people with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals and others."
"Magee's strong relationship with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital provides a logical foundation for future cooperation," noted Mr. Peters. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, together with Magee, serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley, one of only 18 nationwide.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is the Philadelphia region's original provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation. Magee was the first brain injury rehabilitation program to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Magee provides lifetime rehabilitation and wellness programs for persons with disabilities, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, stroke, orthopaedic injury, joint replacement, neuromuscular illness, geriatric illness, work injury, as well as preventive programs. Inpatient services are delivered at Magee's main facility located at 16th and Race streets in Center City Philadelphia. Outpatient programs are delivered in a variety of community settings, including the home, workplace and the Riverfront Outpatient Center at 1500 S. Columbus Blvd. in South Philadelphia.
* Main Line Health and Mid-County Senior Services Sign Affiliation Agreement; First Between a Social Service Agency and Jefferson Health System Member
The Main Line Health System and Mid-County Senior Services (MCSS) have signed an affiliation agreement designed to help the organizations offer more complete and efficient programs to older adults in the community.
The agreement, which makes Main Line Health the only corporate member of MCSS, marks the first link between a social service agency and Jefferson Health System, of which Main Line Health is a member. It is an important milestone as the two organizations develop the area's continuum of care.
"Main Line Health and Mid-County Senior Services will work together to enhance the continuum of care for seniors, develop community-based long-term care services, and strengthen the access of seniors to home-based services supporting the seniors' natural care network," says Ken Hanover, president of Main Line Health. "Our two organizations will also work to build MCSS's adult day center services, community care management program, volunteer chore and transportation services and health services delivered through senior centers."
Mid-County Senior Services is a social service organization serving Delaware County. MCSS has as its mission a community that supports older adults to live at home with dignity, independence, safety, and well-being. It operates two adult day care centers and two senior centers. In addition, the organization offers transportation, house maintenance, case management, home-delivered meals, and referral for senior citizens. At present, more than 2,500 persons are served each year.