With One Nearby Hospital Closed and Another to Follow, Chester County Hospital Stays Ahead of Increased Demand

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Chester County Hospital has been working hard to stay ahead of the increased demand created by three recent developments: the surge in COVID-19 cases, the closure of Jennersville Hospital, and the impending closure of Brandywine Hospital. Fran Maye covered its preparedness for the Daily Local News.

“While COVID-19 positive rates are increasing across the region, Chester County Hospital remains prepared to treat patients of all kinds,” said CEO Michael Duncan. “Given Penn Medicine’s large geographic footprint, we are at the ready to serve patients who have relied on Jennersville and Brandywine Hospital for their healthcare needs.”

Patients needing primary and specialty care can turn to Chester County Hospital’s outpatient locations in Exton, Kennett Square, Jennersville, Oxford, and Parkesburg.

Still, Duncan emphasized the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent a situation where hospital beds would become scarce.

“Data shows that booster shots are essential to extending the protection of our vaccines,” he said. “Anyone who is eligible — five months after a second mRNA vaccination or two months after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine — should receive a booster as soon as they are able.”

Read more about Chester County Hospital in the Daily Local News.