Our Top Priorities
Health Care Connect is an industry partnership managed by the Chester County Economic Development Council, a private, non-profit, economic development organization promoting smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for 60 years.
Through collaboration with public and private sectors, CCEDC focuses on four key service areas – financing solutions, location services, workforce development and innovation culture. These service areas are critical to our clients and the economic health of Chester County’s commerce, culture and community. CCEDCPA.com
Health Care Connect is so proud of our members across regional health care sectors, for all the dedication, skill and determination it took to provide our communities with the support and tools to manage Covid-19 so far.
HCC supports having health care workers vaccinated for their safety and their patients –everyone’s family and friends.
Through innovations and processes developed as a consequence of the historic pandemic, we are all more capable and experienced in the event any Covid variant should present challenges.
Chester County and the Greater Philadelphia area can continue to be a state and national example of how to thrive during a national crisis, by supporting one another through maximizing vaccinations, mutual mitigation and collaboration.
Dr. Claire Mooney
DNP,MBA,RN,CCRN,NEA-BC President & CEO, Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals/Tower Health
Health Care Connect Chair
Health Care Connect: Promoting the healthcare industry through training, outreach, collaboration and best practices.
Benefits of Partnership:
The Health Care industry is an important component of both the business and residential communities in Chester County and the region. There are hundreds of facilities that address health care across a continuum starting with those providing health care and social assistance.
It is through collaboration with HCC’s public and private partners that small and large community driven successes are realized:
Workforce training grants
Networking opportunities at a wide variety of HCC meetings and forums
Hiring and recruiting support
Youth Career exploration events to better prepare and grow the pipeline of qualified workers
Driven by inputs from Health Care Connect Innovators, Health Care Connect and its responsive action teams (comprised of employers, educators, and representatives from the non-profit sector) focus on key regional objectives:
- Focus on Behavioral Health and its impact on the broader community
- Transportation for both employees and clients
- Addressing the shortage of qualified workers and the need for upskilling, career exploration and pipeline development.
- Manage HCC Sustainability
Health Care Connect is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council and is funded in part by the private sector with grant funding, received from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry through the Chester County Workforce Development Board.