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 —...

Struggling Tower Health to close Jennersville Hospital, sell Chestnut Hill

After months of thoughtful exploration and analysis, the Tower Health Board of Directors Tuesday announced a series of actions that will reshape the health system and establish a clear path forward for decades to come. At its meeting last week, the Tower Health Board approved: 1) Signing a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic to evaluate and plan for the transfer...

Jennersville Hospital to hold COVD memorial event, March 30

WEST GROVE – On Tuesday, March 30, at 8 a.m. Jennersville Hospital will host a COVID-19 memorial ceremony to pay tribute to Chester County residents who have died from COVID-19. The event will take place at the newly constructed Reflection Garden located outside of the Emergency Department entrance. A tree will be planted to honor the lives impacted and as a reminder of the lives lost to...

Mooney named President of Jennersville Hospital

Claire Mooney Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC has been named President and CEO, Jennersville Hospital, effective April 1, 2019; a role she has been serving as interim since November 19, 2018. Dr. Mooney previously served as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Jennersville Hospital, overseeing the nursing department, improving clinical quality outcomes and patient experience. She joined Tower...

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...

Healthy-living celebration adds all the right moves

Dancing will be one way in which those attending the health celebration will be encouraged to move. Free La Comunidad Hispana event will promote wellness, exercise So many activities are planned Saturday for ¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving! that it may be difficult to do anything but that. Sponsored by La Comunidad Hispana, the free event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Anson B. Nixon...