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After months of deliberation over the continuation of behavioral health services, Delaware County has reached a settlement with Crozer Health and its parent company, Prospect Medical Holdings, to keep its facilities open.
“This will ensure that critical behavioral health services will be provided uninterrupted and that our residents will continue to have access to the high-quality care that Crozer Health has provided to Delaware County for years,” Delco Council Chairperson Dr. Monica Taylor said in a joint written statement with the hospital system.
Delaware County sued the hospital system back in May for planning to close the mental and behavioral health units at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
The county asked the court for immediate relief, however, Crozer responded to the lawsuit by agreeing to keep the wards open temporarily while the parties negotiated.
Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kelly D. Eckel approved the agreement on Wednesday, meaning the county has withdrawn its petition and Crozer has agreed to continue offering mental and behavioral health services uninterrupted.