After Tower Health spent more than 16 months in an intensive process to identify a potential new owner for Jennersville Hospital and Brandywine Hospital, no viable options were identified until Canyon Atlantic Partners made an offer last month to acquire both hospitals. We believed we had found a solution that would keep the acute care hospitals open.

Unfortunately, despite our understanding at the time the agreement was signed – and after multiple requests and extensions over the last three weeks – Canyon Atlantic Partners has ultimately not demonstrated the necessary regulatory and operational preparedness, nor validated its financial ability, to complete this transaction and operate these hospitals. As a result, it’s with great sadness that we inform you that both hospitals will close. Jennersville will close effective December 31, 2021, and Brandywine will close effective January 31, 2022.

Our responsibility to our patients, employees, and the communities served is to ensure this transition included an effective and safe path for change. In the end, we are highly disappointed that Canyon Atlantic Partners has not been able to satisfy these essential requirements.

We will work closely with patients to ensure continuity of care with other healthcare facilities. We will also work to transition as many impacted team members as possible to other positions for which they are qualified within Tower Health. In addition, because of our relationship, Penn Medicine has also committed to offering priority consideration to employees for open positions within its network.

Below, please find additional details regarding this announcement:

Jennersville Hospital

Tower Health will resume our operational planning to close Jennersville Hospital by December 31, 2021. If patients require inpatient care past December 31, 2021, we will work with them and their families and providers to arrange for the continuation of care at another healthcare facility.

Brandywine Hospital

As part of an orderly process to close Brandywine, the hospital, our inpatient behavioral health services, and Emergency Department will remain open for as long as we are able to provide these services.  We intend to continue to care for patients at the facility through the end of January.

Our dedicated team of physicians and hospital employees will continue serving patients who are already admitted to our hospital, behavioral health facility or through home health, clinics, and other outpatient facilities, to ensure they continue to receive quality care and treatment until they are discharged.

We will work with patients to transition care as they need additional services. For patients that need inpatient care, we will work with them and their families and providers to arrange for the continuation of care at another healthcare facility.

We are closely coordinating with the PA Department of Health, other hospitals within Tower Health, as well as other providers in the community, including EMS, to ensure continuity of care for all our patients.

Additional information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.