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.
Tower Health wants to ensure president and chief executive officer P. Sue Perrotty completes the company's financial and strategic turnaround. They've agreed on and signed an employment contract.
Tower Health's president said Tuesday the company will require all its employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus when the COVID-19 vaccine finally receives full federal approval. An exception: workers covered by bargaining agreements that are subject to negotiations.
Tower Health plans to open a new urgent care center Monday in North Coventry. The Reading PA-based non-profit healthcare provider is battling against other firms, some of them larger, for market share.
Patient electronic health records from across all Tower Health providers and locations are now also being shared with its Urgent Care sites, as the result of a recently completed installation.
Tower Health is using its Urgent Care center in the Gilbertsville Shopping Center on East Philadelphia Avenue for coronavirus testing. It's one of six test sites Tower is making available.