Prompted by His Love for Chesco, Former West Chester Resident Proposes Model to Save Embattled Hospitals

Mark Hostutler
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Background image via Tower Health.
Barton Post, inset.

Barton Post, a retired attorney who founded Post & Schell PC, is leading a push for a novel model to save the three Chester County hospitals that are part of the Tower Health system, writes Lisa Scheid for the Daily Local News.

Post, a former West Chester resident, has been working with the Chester County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society for several months on a model that would incorporate certain services into Phoenixville, Brandywine, and Jennersville hospitals under a nonprofit umbrella.

According to Post, providing services such as child care, elder care, and wellness programs could provide a financial injection the three hospitals need to stay afloat. He has spoken with several stakeholders – including investors, medical economists, and elected officials – to generate interest in his idea.

“If these hospitals close or staffing is reduced, what would happen would be catastrophic for the communities they serve,” said Post.

The goal is to “get the creditors and bondholders involved in these discussions because they can put pressure on Tower. As it stands now, bondholders and creditors have not taken a public stand in trying to save these hospitals.”

Read more about Barton Post’s efforts in the Daily Local News.