Published on January 02, 2020

Tower Health Welcomes Drexel Medicine Physicians to Medical Staff

West Reading, PA., January 2, 2020 - Effective January 1, 2020, 110 clinicians and staff from Drexel Medicine have joined Tower Health Medical Group (THMG), expanding the health system's network of primary care and specialty practices in size, capability, and reach. As of December 31, 2019, 52 physicians, 10 advance practice clinicians, and 48 support staff had accepted offers to join Tower Health, and more may join in the near future. These additions will expand access to Tower Health services in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Neurology, and Rheumatology at locations in Philadelphia, Phoenixville, and Reading. In addition, eight Drexel University College of Medicine Internal Medicine physicians will provide primary care services in a THMG office in Philadelphia.

"We are pleased to have more than 100 new team members join Tower Health," said Clint Matthews, President and CEO, Tower Health. "With the addition of their clinical expertise, we are continuing to fulfill our promise of advancing health and transforming lives for the patients and communities we serve."

In May 2019, Tower Health and Drexel University signed a Letter of Intent to form a combined academic medicine physician practice via Tower Health Medical Group. With the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in July 2019, the process to find opportunities within Tower Health for affected Drexel providers and support staff was accelerated.

A combined Tower Health and Drexel University academic medical group offers numerous benefits to both organizations including an expanded clinical footprint, the expansion of Tower Health's academic medicine mission, increased opportunities for medical student clinical rotations, and potential synergies in clinical research. It will also complement the development of additional residency programs at Tower Health hospitals.

For more information, please visit towerhealth.org/newproviders.

About Tower Health

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. With more than 14,000 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; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. 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 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.