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Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine and Crozer-Keystone Health System Collaborate to Provide Comprehensive Kidney Care
Date:1/30/2008

ndocrinologists, immunologists, and other physician specialists and key medical staff.

"This alliance is unique to the delivery of kidney care in the Delaware Valley," says Joseph Saunders, president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. "By integrating our resources to provide comprehensive, continuous care to a broader patient base, we are offering our patients the best of both worlds in terms of convenience and quality care."

"This is the direction in which health care is leading -- regional collaboration," adds Joseph W. "Chip" Marshall, III, president and CEO of Temple University Health System. "This move allows us to expand an already successful program, and also allows Crozer to offer outstanding, uninterrupted care to its patients without having to create a kidney transplant program. It's a win-win for everyone."

Marshall adds, "Ultimately, this alliance offers Delaware and Chester County patients the option to stay in their own communities for ongoing treatment, while receiving their surgery at Temple University Hospital by our highly-skilled surgical team."

"Crozer-Keystone Health System has enjoyed a longstanding academic relationship with Temple. We are glad to expand upon that relationship through this unique program, which will benefit patients throughout the region," says Joan Richards, Crozer-Keystone president and chief executive officer.

Nearly one in nine adults in the United States has chronic kidney disease. For patients with end-stage renal disease, there are three treatment options available today: live on dialysis; undergo a living-donor kidney transplant; or get on the organ-donor waiting list.

For more information about the program, call (610) 619-8420.


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