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Pennsylvania's Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has given a $469,810 grant to Tower Health to offer medication-assisted treatment to individuals with an opioid use disorder.
Two patients at Tower Health-owned Pottstown Hospital, and 38 more at Chestnut Hill and Reading hospitals, are part of a national study to learn why some COVID-19 victims worsen while others recover.
Specialists in retailing, finance and commercial law are the three newest members of the board of directors of Tower Health, which owns Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals.
The nonprofit Reading-based healthcare provider has eased visitor restrictions at Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals, and elsewhere as coronavirus cases are "diminishing," it said.
As part of its overall "workforce reduction," Tower said the Pottstown Hospital maternity unit will close, as will two physicians' practices in Royersford. No service or employee changes were identified at Phoenixville Hospital.
Luke Skywalker, meet the coronavirus. Tower Health hospitals including those in Pottstown and Phoenixville are using machines wielding something like a lightsaber to disinfect rooms and kill COVID-19.
Tower Health will take several weeks to implement a "phased roll-out" of plans to more fully re-open its many facilities, including Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals, as coronavirus numbers trend down.