Rehabilitation services within Phoenixville Hospital won a seventh consecutive Top-10-percent national ranking from a standards-measuring agency for its team’s effectiveness and efficiency.
A former senior living facility executive, Renee Buzby, was named Tuesday as the new vice president of human resources for Tower Health. It employs more than 12,000 people, including those at Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals.
Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals have earned top rankings from Healthgrades, an online national market to help patients find doctors, for highly rated outcomes in a variety of procedures.
Pottstown Hospital led all Tower Health hospitals in operating losses during the health care system's recently ended fiscal year, according to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Reading Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among Pennsylvania's best hospitals, owner Tower Health said Tuesday. Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals also won U.S. News recognition in specialty areas.
Tower Health has added 13 new residents and fellows to complete medical training in three departments, it said Tuesday. At Pottstown Hospital, trainees also continue to work in emergency medicine, it added.
Tower Health on Tuesday released separate community health needs assessments for its five hospitals, including Pottstown and Phoenixville. During the next three years, it said, all will work to address key health equity issues.
A Phoenixville Hospital employee has been fired after it was discovered he or she accessed patients' medical records without "a legitimate business need." Affected patients are being notified. The hospital is taking steps to prevent future problems.