Published on September 26, 2018

Tower Health and USPI Form Joint Venture to Expand Access to Care for Patients in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Tower Health and United Surgical Partners International (USPI) today announced the formation of a joint venture designed to expand Tower Health's network of ambulatory surgery services.

The joint venture plans to acquire and develop ambulatory surgery centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a goal of improving access for patients to high-quality, high-value surgical procedures.

"Tower Health is committed to strategic growth that provides high-quality, value-based healthcare to the communities we serve.The joint venture with USPI will help to support the continued development of the most appropriate setting for surgical services to best serve our region in a cost-effective manner," said Clint Matthews, President and CEO, Tower Health.

Brett Brodnax, President and Chief Development Officer of USPI, said, "We are very excited to work with the Tower Health team and area physicians to develop and deliver an expanded outpatient surgical services network. Our mission to treat each patient as if they were a member of our own family pairs perfectly with Tower Health's mission to provide compassionate, accessible care to their communities."

About Tower Health

With 11,000 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; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; and a connected network of 2,000 physicians, specialists and providers across 65 convenient locations.

About USPI

United Surgical Partners International is an ambulatory healthcare provider serving approximately 2.5 million patients a year in collaboration with over 9,000 physicians and over 50 prominent health system partners nationwide. The company, which is a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, currently operates more than 270 surgical facilities, more than 100 urgent care centers and 24 imaging centers. For more information, please visit uspi.com.