Health is important to individuals, families, and entire communities.
The tri-county region is fortunate to have multiple and varied resources contributing to the overall health of individuals in the area.
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.
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 232-bed acute care hospital.
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center
The medical staff includes 260 physicians representing 40 medical specialties and is committed to serving the healthcare needs of residents in Pottstown and the surrounding areas.
The hospital offers an extensive range of services including emergency care, inpatient and outpatient, medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and diagnostic care as well as primary care and pediatric offices.
A full continuum of care is provided to patients through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Pottstown Memorial Medical Center strives to exceed patient expectations, while delivering compassionate, safe, quality care.
For more information and a complete listing of services, please visit PottstownMemorial.com.
- Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee replacement.
- Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee from Independence Blue Cross.
Primary Stroke Center:
- Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
- Gold Distinction, AHA Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines
Regional Cancer Center:
- Four time recipient of Accreditation with Commendation/Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons.
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.
View Chamber Member Health-related facilities