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.
Veteran human relations specialist Kim Schneider, who joined Tower Health during 2009, on Wednesday was named as its vice president of talent acquisition. She will be responsible for all recruitment functions.
Well, not for all providers, but some associated with Tower Health now participate in its "Fast Pass" program. If you're scheduled for an appointment and an earlier opening becomes available, you can choose to take it … or not.
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.
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.