On Friday, October 22, three Tower Health nurses earned the 2021 Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania at the 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala. The Tower Health – Reading Hospital Perioperative Team led by Julie Schlappich was the recipient of the Inaugural Patient Choice Team Award. Emma Harris, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, was the recipient of the Clinical Practice RN award, and Amanda Hart, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, received the Advanced Practice RN award.

Mary Agnew, Chief Nursing Officer, Tower Health, was selected as a finalist in the category of executive nursing practice.

Other Tower Health nominees:

  • Jess Briedenbach, Tower Health – Phoenixville Hospital, Clinical RN
  • Heather Enright, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, Nursing Education – Staff Development
  • Josh Haught, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager
  • Jillian Hole, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager
  • Julie Rexrode, Tower Health – Pottstown Hospital, Clinical RN
  • Judd Strauss, Tower Health – Pottstown Hospital, Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager

"I am proud of all the Tower Health nursing nominees, finalists, and winners recognized in the 2021 Nightingale Awards," said P. Sue Perrotty, Tower Health CEO. "Each day, our talented nurses demonstrate their commitment to our patients and the community. No matter the challenges they face, they continue to provide the highest-quality care and it is an honor to support and recognize their work."

Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania awards are based on the demonstration of excellence in several areas, including how each nurse influences the quality of patient care, creates a collaborative environment for the practice of nursing, models caring and compassion, and contributes to healing and health in the community. Nominations are blind-reviewed by a team who score the nominations. Click here for additional information about the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania.


About Tower Health 

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. With approximately 14,000 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; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. 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 25 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health Medical Group includes approximately 800 primary and specialty physicians in more than 100 locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org

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