Tower Health Expands and Strengthens Home Health Services
West Reading, Pa., January 2, 2019 - On January 1, 2019, Tower Health launched Tower Health at Home, which advances the quality and value of its home health services across the region.
Affilia Home Health, whose partners included Tower Health, Lancaster General Health - Penn Medicine, and UPMC Pinnacle amicably dissolved the partnership and reorganized home health services in their respective service areas on December 31, 2018. Employees of the Affilia Berks branch became employees of Home Health Care Management (HHCM), the parent company of Berks VNA, Pottstown VNA, and Advantage Home Care. Effective January 1, 2019, HHCM became part of Tower Health.
"Home health plays a vitally important role in the continuum of care and Tower Health at Home expands our ability to better manage the healthcare needs of the communities we serve," said Clint Matthews, President and CEO, Tower Health."Working together, our team will provide seamless home health services enabling patients to recover, or live with an illness, in the comfort of their homes, surrounded by family and friends."
"We are pleased to be part of Tower Health, one of the strongest and most innovative health systems in the region that is dedicated to excellence and value. By providing care, education, and support, the Tower Health at Home clinical staff teaches patients how to monitor and care for themselves helping them recover more quickly," said Lynann DeCusatis, Interim CEO of Tower Health at Home.
About Tower Health:
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,000 physicians, specialists and providers across 125 convenient locations. For more information, visit www.towerhealth.org.