WEST CHESTER (September 29, 2021) State Senator Carolyn Comitta issued the following statement in response to Tower Health’s plans to close Jennersville Hospital effective January 1, 2022:

“I am very concerned about the impacts of the planned closure of Jennersville Hospital, which provides vital care, including emergency care, to so many residents and families in southern Chester County and the surrounding region.

I am working with Chester County officials and others to bring together state, local, and federal partners to explore our options and identify resources to ensure the availability and accessibility of quality, affordable healthcare options for those currently served by Jennersville Hospital.

In addition, we are working to learn more about the career transition options available to Jennersville employees and providers. Tower Health has indicated that all Jennersville employees will have the opportunity to transition to other positions for which they are qualified within its organization or through priority consideration for open positions at Penn Medicine.

Please know that we continue to learn more about this evolving situation as it develops and that preserving access to convenient, affordable, and quality healthcare options for all residents and families, including those with acute and longer-term needs, is a top priority.”