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Tower Health Transplant Institute to Transition to Penn Medicine, Expanding Access to World-Class Care

August 25, 2021 - Tower Health today announced that its Tower Health Transplant Institute (THTI) and related transplant Nephrology and Hepatology practices will transition to Penn Medicine.

Tower Health to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees

August 17, 2021 - Tower Health announced today that it will require COVID-19 vaccination for all Tower Health employees when the FDA gives the vaccine full approval—a milestone anticipated within the coming weeks.

Tower Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update

August 4, 2021 - As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread across the country and the region, Tower Health reminds the community on the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tower Health Board Charts Path Forward, Including Plan to Develop Strategic Alliance with Penn Medicine

July 30, 2021 - After several months of careful exploration and due diligence, Tower Health’s Board of Directors has decided that the system can best chart its path forward by developing a strategic alliance with Penn Medicine.

Tower Health Providers Discuss "Reentry"

May 18, 2021 - The pandemic is not over, but the desire to return to normal is strong, especially as warmer weather returns. However, many individuals may be anxious to safely “reenter” into more normal activities, while also feeling uncertain about safety and how to address the many changes forced upon themselves, their families, and their communities over the last year.

Tower Health to Continue Requiring Masks at all Facilities

May 17, 2021 - According to both the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all persons must continue to wear masks in all hospitals, outpatient facilities, urgent care centers, and physician offices. In compliance with this guidance, Tower Health will continue its current policies requiring all employees, medical staff, patients, and visitors to wear masks in inside all Tower Health facilities, including all clinical and non-clinical areas such as hallways, dining areas, and common spaces.

Tower Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Schedule Individuals 16 and Older

April 15, 2021 - In accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) guidelines, Tower Health has opened scheduling of vaccination appointments to all individuals 16 years of age and older.

Tower Health Participating in Gift of Life Donor Program to Promote Life-Saving Organ Donation

April 1, 2021 - Each day, 17 people in the United States die while waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Tower Health is pleased to join the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and Gift of Life Donor Program and organ procurement organizations throughout the country to inspire hope, advocacy, and passion as part of a statewide campaign to promote organ and tissue donation. Gift of Life encourages individuals to register to become an organ, tissue, and cornea donor.

St. Christopher’s Raises Unconscious Bias Awareness During Social Work Month

Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver while providing compassionate services. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children chooses a timely topic and hosts educational events each year. This year’s topic was “Unconscious Bias - What You Do Not Realize That Affects Every Life Action.”

Tower Health COVID-19 Year in Review

March 18, 2021 - Tower Health is marking the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 impacting our community. “The past year has been a challenge for our team and for everyone in healthcare,” said P. Sue Perrotty, Interim President and CEO at Tower Health. “When the pandemic began, our people bravely went to work each day, and continue to do so a year later, focused on the needs of our patients and communities.