No sale: hospital deal collapses, Jennersville and Brandywine hospitals to close

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa A sale that would have saved Brandywine and Jennersville hospitals collapsed this week — leading the current owner, Tower Health, to announce that both facilities will close within the next few weeks — meaning the loss of some 800 jobs and virtually critical care access for residents in southwest and northwest Chester County. Last month, it appeared...

Saved! Tower finds buyer for Jennersville, Brandywine hospitals — both to remain open

Beleaguered local hospital operator Tower Health announced Monday that it has secured a new owner for Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals, and that both facilities will remain open as acute care hospitals in Chester County. As Tower worked through a reorganization plan, Jennersville had been slated to close — leaving southwest Chester County without a hospital. The fate of Brandywine —...

Brandywine Hospital shares plans to battle opioid overdoses

CALN — Brandywine Hospital shared with the community its plans to address the Opioid Overdose issue in Chester County at an event on June 23, 2021. Event speakers included Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Hospital, Marian D Moskowitz, Chair, Board of Commissioners, County of Chester Commissioners’ Office, and Wei Du, MD, Chair of...

Brandywine Hospital adds two to board of trustees

Sue Crume CALN — Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health announced Sue Crume and John Brunner have joined the Hospital’s Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2020. Crume is a retired teacher for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District in California where she spent 17 years teaching a fifth-grade class and two years teaching a bilingual first-grade class. In addition to her teaching roles, she served...

Brandywine Hospital’s Acharya named to Community Volunteers in Medicine board

Vikram Acharya CALN — Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health Interim Chief Executive Officer Vikram Acharya will begin serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), effective July 1. CVIM is a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to people without health insurance who live or work in Chester County. “I am honored to be chosen to...

Brandywine Hospital earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation

Brandywine Hospital CALN — Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health has once again been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for both the hospital site near Coatesville and the hospital’s Imaging Center in Downingtown. The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe,...

Tower complete purchase of four Chesco hospitals

Four Chester County area hospitals, Brandywine Hospital, Jennersville Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital and Pottstown Hospital officially have new owners. Reading Health System has completed the acquisition of five hospitals and their associated assets from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems. The acquisition was finalized on Friday, with an effective date of October 1, 2017. The newly formed...

Diabetes Awareness Month – Screenings are critical to prevention

Brandywine Hospital encourages community members to get tested   Coatesville – Each year, more than a million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. And though the condition can largely be managed through proper diet, exercise and medication, many individuals with diabetes will develop serious health complications during their lives. That’s why diabetes screenings are so important. With...

Behavioral Health Unit at Brandywine Hospital holds open house

  Brandywine Hospital’s Behavioral Health Older Adult team with Chester County Commissioner, Terence Farrell, discussing the Unit’s resources and recent enhancements that are positively impacting community health. Brandywine Behavioral Health welcomed community members, physicians, hospital associates, senior centers, social workers, and local officials to its Open House on Tuesday, October...

What To Do: Longwood Concerts, Philly’s 4th and more!

The holiday weekend starts early — a week early, as family-friendly events abound By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The West Philadelphia Orchestra brings its unique blend of musical styles to Longwood Gardens tonight, kicking off a series of Summer Soirees — an outdoor performance series. Some things are sure bets — things that you can rely upon — things that will never...