Published on November 22, 2019

Tower Health Transplant Institute Receives Regulatory Approvals

West Reading, PA., November 22, 2019 - Tower Health announced today that Tower Health Transplant Institute has received the necessary regulatory approvals from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and the Department of Health to begin performing transplant surgeries.

"The approvals from UNOS and the Department of Health is fantastic news for Tower Health, our patients, and the community," said Clint Matthews, President and CEO, Tower Health. "We are honored to bring this award-winning team and its renowned physicians and staff to the communities we serve. It is a true display of the relentless pursuit of excellence in all that we do."

The Tower Health Transplant Institute and Center for Liver Diseases includes transplant surgery, hepatology, and nephrology inpatient services at Reading Hospital, selected inpatient services at Chestnut Hill Hospital, and outpatient services at Reading Hospital and in Center City Philadelphia. The team will perform kidney and liver transplants at the Reading Hospital HealthPlex, preserving a leading transplant program for southeastern PA and bringing kidney and liver transplant services to Berks County and its surrounding communities for the first time.

"We are thrilled to have the transplant program, and all that it brings to our patients and communities, be part of Tower Health," said David Reich, MD, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon, Tower Health Transplant Institute. "This is an extraordinary way for us to deliver on our promise of Advancing Health. Transforming Lives."

About Tower Health

With more than 12,000 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; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,000 physicians, specialists and providers across 125 convenient locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.