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Respected Pulmonologist Overseeing New Initiative at Chester County, Pa., SNF 

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (March 27, 2024)West Chester Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has launched a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, under the direction of pulmonologist Anthony Flaim, DO. Located at 800 W. Miner Street in West Chester, the 180-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.   

Dr. Flaim is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He is affiliated with Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Physicians of The Main Line, PC. 

Through treatment and education, West Chester’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation services aim to reduce pulmonary symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities, and promote independence and quality of life. The initiative caters to individuals with a range of diagnoses and conditions.   

“West Chester developed this new program to help meet specialty care demand in the area,” said Danielle Koons, senior regional director of market development for Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Dr. Flaim is highly respected for his expertise in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep disorders, and continues to make a significant impact on the well-being of his patients. West Chester is fortunate to have him join its clinical leadership team.” 

In addition to consults with Dr. Flaim, West Chester pulmonary patients benefit from the support of ACLS-certified nurses and full-time, on-site respiratory therapist Crystal Richardson-Tokarczyk, RRT, BS, who has a 26-year background in pulmonary care. Richardson-Tokarczyk possesses significant experience in treating complex pulmonary disorders and is known for compassionate care. 

West Chester offers non-invasive ventilation support and 24/7 access to lab and radiology services, with an extensive range of therapy services available seven days per week. “Crystal and I are working closely with the talented team at West Chester to help ensure the most active life possible for each patient,” said Dr. Flaim. 

Dr. Flaim previously worked for Lehigh Health Network and Pulmonary & Sleep Associates of South Jersey and served as an academic hospitalist at Lankenau Medical Center. An award-winning physician, Dr. Flaim is a sought-after speaker on a range of topics and regularly contributes to medical publications.  

More information on West Chester and its programming can be accessed on its website, 

Brick, N.J.-based Marquis Health Consulting Services provides administrative and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities along the Eastern Seaboard. The organization’s operational guidance enables its client facilities to overachieve their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.   

PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): West Chester Administrator Daesha Slocum with Dr. Anthony Flaim 


West Chester Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
800 W. Miner Street, West Chester, Pa. 19382  

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