Tower complete purchase of four Chesco hospitals

Four Chester County area hospitals, Brandywine Hospital, Jennersville Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital and Pottstown Hospital officially have new owners. Reading Health System has completed the acquisition of five hospitals and their associated assets from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems. The acquisition was finalized on Friday, with an effective date of October 1, 2017. The newly formed health...

Caln police seek help to find missing woman

Barbara Keenan CALN — Township police are asking for help from the public to locate a missing Marcus Hook woman who has gone missing for nearly a week after a visit to Brandywine Hospital. Police are trying to locate Barbara Keenan, almost a week after she sought treatment at the Brandywine Hospital on July 09. Police said Friday she has not been seen or heard from since she was discharged on...

Diabetes Awareness Month – Screenings are critical to prevention

Brandywine Hospital encourages community members to get tested   Coatesville – Each year, more than a million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. And though the condition can largely be managed through proper diet, exercise and medication, many individuals with diabetes will develop serious health complications during their lives. That’s why diabetes screenings are so important. With early...

Behavioral Health Unit at Brandywine Hospital holds open house

  Brandywine Hospital’s Behavioral Health Older Adult team with Chester County Commissioner, Terence Farrell, discussing the Unit’s resources and recent enhancements that are positively impacting community health. Brandywine Behavioral Health welcomed community members, physicians, hospital associates, senior centers, social workers, and local officials to its Open House on Tuesday, October...

City police: 3 strong-arm robberies reported Sunday

Four assailants allegedly injured two men, stealing total of $120 cash On Sunday, Nov. 10, between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m. Coatesville Police were dispatched to three different strong-arm robbery calls, Officers Kirt Guyer and Joseph Norcini reported. In all three incidents, the alleged actors were three black males and one white, possibly Hispanic, male between the ages of 17 to 20, all dressed...

Healthy Woman Anniversary Event to Feature Motivational Speaker Dale Smith Thomas

Healthy Woman program hopes to inspire women to achieve their goals Brandywine Hospital’s Healthy Woman™ program will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a special dinner event featuring world renowned motivational speaker Dale Smith Thomas on Thursday, June 13 at the Downingtown Country Club.  The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. During the dinner,...

Annual Strawberry Festival poised to blossom

Four-day extravaganza at Brandywine Hospital opens tonight This berry special outfit was featured in the Strawberriest Kids Contest during the 2012 Strawberry Festival. The 2013 Strawberry Festival, an annual, four-day extravaganza featuring fireworks, entertainment, music, rides, vendors, and international culinary options on the grounds of Brandywine Hospital, opens Thursday night at 5 p.m. For over...

Brandywine Health Foundation awards scholarships

Dr. Cheryl Monturo, interim department chair of West Chester University’s School of Nursing, (from left) celebrates the scholarships with the recipients: Philip Kasitz, Kristen Branin, and Christine Cunningham. Three WCU nursing students receive $1,000 to further their education Three West Chester University School of Nursing students received $1,000 Cardiac Rehab Nursing Scholarships from the Brandywine...

Teen summer program wins heartfelt, rave reviews

Participants effusive in praise for Coatesville Youth Initiative’s ServiceCorps By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times ServiceCorps graduates Ron Jay Jones (left) and Noah Willett linger after the ceremony for protracted farewells. The teen’s former bosses could barely believe what they were reading: The boy who had just excelled during an eight-week job at the Brandywine YMCA...

Second homicide in less than a week rocks city

District Attorney calls on leaders to put more officers on the street By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times COATESVILLE  – A 29-year-old former track star who succeeded for a time in overcoming adversity became Coatesville’s second homicide victim in less than a week, prompting the Chester County District Attorney to urge city leaders  to boost the police force. A bent fence...