Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals will continue to operate in a corporate restructuring announced Tuesday by Tower Health. It plans to close its Jennersville hospital, and sell its Chestnut Hill hospital, along with some Urgent Care locations.
Phoenixville Hospital and Pottstown Hospital, both owned by Tower Health, have received special awards from the American Heart Association for care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Six hospitals operated by Tower Health, including Pottstown (at top) and Phoenixville, suffered losses for the fiscal year ending June 30, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Monday. Tower also is changing duties for its Pottstown and Phoenixville CEOs.
In an exclusive article published Wednesday, the Philadelphia Business Journal cited sources that said a joint venture of Lehigh Valley and Bucks County partners would bid to buy all of Tower Health.
The pandemic caused some patients to temporarily stop getting annual cancer screenings. Pottstown Hospital is part of a national campaign urging they be resumed, so potential problems can be detected.
Whether visiting Pottstown or Phoenixville hospitals during March, you'll see employees wearing dark blue ribbons and clothing. Ask them why and they'll happily talk about preventing colon cancer.
A national association has commended Pottstown Hospital for helping to clear away potentially hazardous smoke that's occasionally created by lasers and other devices during surgical procedures.
For more than 30 years, Pottstown Hospital has presented annual awards to both cancer survivors and patient caregivers. It wasn't about to let the coronavirus pandemic mar that record.