WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County Commissioners have made the following statement on ChristianaCare’s acquisition of the former Jennersville Hospital Location from Tower Health:
“We are extraordinarily excited over [the] announcement that ChristianaCare will be buying Jennersville Hospital in West Grove from Tower Health. The agreement represents the culmination of months of hard work. From the time Tower announced the closures of Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals, we have been hyper-focused on replacing the lost services with better services to provide greater care for southern and western Chester County residents.
“We could not have accomplished this outcome without a partnership, which is what always makes Chester County successful. Great thanks go to state Senator Carolyn Comitta as well as state Representative John Lawrence. ChristianaCare represents a perfect fit for the southern Chester County area in that ChristianaCare is based just across the border in Delaware and is well-known and highly regarded.
“One of the big losses with the hospital closures was the loss of mental health services. The County has been working with providers since the closures to make sure that those needs are met for the long term.
“Main Line Health has added 30 beds so far and Penn Medicine is under lease with an organization that can provide 60-90 inpatient-outpatient beds. This total far exceeds the 60 beds we previously had at Brandywine Hospital.
“Our work is not yet done. We continue to work with our state legislators and other stakeholders in an effort to return hospital services to the former Brandywine Hospital and the western Chester County area. We know we also need more services for Chester County residents regarding mental health, and we’ll be working with providers who will ensure they are meeting the needs of all residents who need this care.
“But for now, this is a moment of celebration!”
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