Quest Diagnostics, a company that offers medical testing services, and Tower Health have signed a multi-year agreement for Quest to supply the health system and its hospitals with “laboratory supply chain expertise.”
Earlier rulings in four separate cases, in which Tower Health argued it deserved non-profit tax exemptions for properties that include Pottstown Hospital, were undermined Friday by appeals decisions from state Commonwealth Court.
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.
A female passenger in a car traveling on westbound U.S. Route 422 through Limerick sustained a minor forearm or hand injury during a crash, state police reported Sunday. She was taken to Pottstown Hospital.
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.
Tower Health has lost a lawsuit it filed against Community Health Systems in 2019, alleging a breach of agreement in its 2017 purchase of Pottstown Hospital. A federal court ruling, released Tuesday, said no violation occurred.
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.
Ann Blankenhorn, who most recently served as chief nursing officer at Pottstown Hospital, has been named by Tower Health as its vice president for nursing clinical practice and education, and patient safety.