Pottstown Hospital Nursing Leader New Tower VP

WEST READING PA – Tower Health designated a new system-wide leader – Ann Blankenhorn, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC – as its vice president for nursing clinical practice and education, and patient safety.

She will be responsible across all Tower Health facilities, including Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals and its local Urgent Care and practice offices, for nursing clinical practice, professional development, infection prevention, patient safety, nursing informatics, and patient education.

Blankenhorn joined Reading Hospital in 2009 as a senior director for its surgical division, and oversaw its Joint Replacement Center, Orthopedics, and Surgical/Bariatrics/Gynecology. She also successfully transitioned the opening of the medical complexity unit and the Psychiatric Emergency Services area.

In 2018, she was named senior director of clinical operations and was responsible for planning, administering, and directing the operations for the Nursing Department at Reading Hospital. Most recently she served as chief nursing officer at Pottstown Hospital for the past three years.

Blankenhorn received a BSN at Pennsylvania State University, an MSN at Drexel University, an MBA at Alvernia University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Thomas Jefferson University.

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