HONORING TAYLOR HOSPITAL OF RIDLEY, PENNSYLVANIA ON 100 YEARS OF SERVICE; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 120
(Extensions of Remarks - August 10, 2010)

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   HONORING TAYLOR HOSPITAL OF RIDLEY, PENNSYLVANIA ON 100 YEARS OF 
                                SERVICE

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                            HON. JOE SESTAK

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, August 10, 2010

  Mr. SESTAK. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the tradition of 
dedicated care upheld by Taylor Hospital of the Crozer-Keystone Health 
System and located in Ridley, Pennsylvania. This year, Taylor Hospital 
celebrates a significant milestone of 100 years of service to the 
residents of the 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. On 
February 10, 1910, Horace Furness Taylor, M.D. and his wife, Katherine 
Manly Taylor, R.N., opened their Ridley Park home as a 10-bed hospital 
for local residents. On May 21st, the couple received a charter for 
their newly founded, medical institution ``for medical and surgical 
treatment of the sick and injured . . .'' Over the past 100 years, 
Taylor Hospital has continued to offer personal care to each patient, 
while remaining at the forefront of medical advancement. Its intimate 
size and the unwavering spirit of devotion embodied by the doctors, 
nurses, and hospital staff allow Taylor the unique ability to give each 
patient a highly individualized experience. Taylor employees develop 
relationships of trust with patients and have created a true 
partnership with local communities. Residents of this region do not 
have to travel beyond their own neighborhood to receive the finest 
healthcare. Directed at its founding by Dr. Horace Furness Taylor, and 
now by current president, Diane Miller, Taylor Hospital remains 
committed to excellence.
  Today, Taylor continues to improve and expand upon its medical 
practice, and currently offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient 
services some of which include cardiovascular care, medical imaging, 
and orthopedic care. This institution has various specialty services 
including a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, and the 
oldest nationally accredited sleep center in the Greater Delaware 
Valley of Pennsylvania. Additionally, 30 years ago, Taylor opened one 
of the region's first inpatient Rehabilitation Units. Taylor Hospital 
proves to be a leader in medical services in this region of 
Pennsylvania.
  Madam Speaker, I ask that we recognize and show our strong 
appreciation for a truly historic and trusted institution of 
outstanding and comprehensive medical care to the communities of the 
7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, Taylor Hospital.

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