Brandywine Hospital CEO Jeff Hunt is predicting good things for the Coatesville hospital following its recent sale to Tower Health, writes Brian McCullough for The Phoenix Reporter & Item.
The hospital’s legacy of care goes back to 1899, and Hunt believes the sale puts it in a good position to continue with its mission.
He spoke to employees gathered on Brandywine’s front lawn last Monday, emphasizing that the hospital has been an integral part of the community for more than a century. The hospital employs around 1,000 people, and according to Hunt, Brandywine will also not have any layoffs as part of the sale.
“The legacy will continue and strengthen,” he said.
Brandywine, which was owned by for-profit Community Health Systems, is one of five hospitals included in the sale. The deal that finalized on Sept. 29 also included Pottstown, Phoenixville, Jennersville, and Chestnut Hill hospitals.
Mary Agnew, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Tower Health, said “it’s an amazing opportunity” for the hospitals.
“We look forward to expanding the healthcare opportunities in our communities,” she said.