Doylestown Hospital, founded in 1923 by the VIA, is a comprehensive, community-focused healthcare facility serving patients and families in the northern suburban communities of Philadelphia, including Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey.
A guiding force behind the founding of Doylestown Hospital, the VIA recognized the need for public health initiatives and community healthcare services and began with employment of a Visiting Nurse in 1916. The VIA, together with local medical professionals and the Doylestown community, opened the Doylestown Emergency Hospital, an eight-bed facility, at Pine and Oakland Streets in 1923. Doylestown Hospital is now licensed for 238 beds at the present West State Street facility.
Areas of clinical emphasis now include cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, maternal-child health, emergency medicine, critical care, cancer care, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, urology, rehabilitation and robotic surgery.
The VIA is nationally recognized as the only Women’s Club to oversee a community hospital. The energies are always directed toward fulfilling a key phrase in its Mission Statement: to provide a responsive, healing environment.