While it is committed to reopening the former Jennersville Hospital campus in West Grove as quickly as possible, Wilmington-based ChristianaCare has acknowledged that it will take more than 12 months for that to happen, writes John George for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
ChristianaCare acquired Jennersville Hospital from Tower Health for $8 million. The hospital closed its doors on Dec. 31 as part of its former owner’s financial turnaround efforts.
Since the purchase was finalized, the new owner has met with several community leaders and groups of community members to get their opinions on how to best use the site, which will be known as the ChristianaCare West Grove Campus.
Emergency services “continues to come up time and again in our discussions with the community that the most urgent need is emergency care,” said Douglas P. Azar, ChristianaCare’s senior vice president for strategic clinical integration. “That’s our first priority.”
He added that the health system plans on taking a phased approach in reopening the campus.
“We’re committed to opening the West Grove Campus as quickly as we can,” Azar said. “At the same time, we’re going to take the time to do this right.”
Read more about Jennersville Hospital in the Philadelphia Business Journal.