Tower Health’s recent announcement that it will close Jennersville Hospital received a swift reaction from the Chester County Commissioners. Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline vowed to bring a quality medical center back to the area, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
“This is an extremely unfortunate development for our southern Chester County community and will place a strain on hospital services throughout the county,” they said. “Our first concern is for patients in the region and for the Jennersville Hospital staff at all levels.”
The trio said they plan to work “with our economic and community partners to explore ways to bring a medical center facility back to the area.”
When Jennersville Hospital closes at the end of the year, southern Chester County residents will either have to go to Chester County Hospital in West Chester — nearly 23 miles away from Jennersville — or Christiana Care, Wilmington Hospital, which is 20 miles away.
Guy Ciarrocchi, CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, referred to the news as “heartbreaking.”
He said further, “We are supporting efforts to help the employees find new jobs.”
Read more about Jennersville Hospital in the Daily Local News.