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Tower Health Providers Discuss "Reentry"

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

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

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

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

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.

March is Child Life Month at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

St. Christopher’s is celebrating Child Life Month, a month-long celebration when hospitals honor Child Life professionals through education and awareness of their work. There will be a full week of inpatient and staff activities on March 15-19 at St. Christopher’s, with a different costume theme each day.

National Kidney Foundation Honors Susan B. Conley, MD

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has awarded Susan B. Conley, MD, their prestigious Excellence in Care Award, which will be presented during the Foundation's virtual Eve of Giving event on March 11. Dr. Conley is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology and is an attending nephrologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Launches Electronic Health Record

Tower Health announced today that as of Saturday, February 27, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children successfully launched Epic, the electronic health record (EHR). “Now, all Tower Health hospitals and physician practices are utilizing the same EHR, which is a huge step forward in our journey to…

Tower Health Hospitals Leading Childhood Injury Prevention Efforts

West Reading, PA., November 18, 2020 - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a leading pediatric hospital, and Reading Hospital – Tower Health are joining the Injury Free Coalition for Kids in launching the Inaugural U.S. National Injury Prevention Day today, Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Physicians,…