According to just-issued ratings from consumer guide Healthgrades, Pottstown Hospital earned a five-stars for treatment of six chronic conditions, and Phoenixville Hospital earned one.
Two Tower Health Chester County hospitals, Brandywine and Jennersville, will remain open under new ownership. Their sale to Texas-based Canyon Atlantic Partners takes effect Jan. 1, it said.
With the use of advanced medical technology growing more important each year, Tower Health said Friday it was recognized as a health care system considered among the "most wired" in two disciplines.
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.
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 what seems to be the first move in the "strategic alliance" between Tower Health and Penn Medicine, Tower's Transplant Institute will be "integrated" with Penn's institute in Philadelphia, the healthcare providers said.
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.