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Access to quality health care is a key component to a truly livable community. The tri-county area is a well-oiled machine, full of family physicians, orthopedic specialists, surgeons and rehabilitation, nursing and assisted living facilities. There are also several non-profit organizations in the region that are dedicated to creating awareness and education on health issues. These organizations include:

  
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) – “We Fit Together”
Mission: enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles.

In 2018, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation celebrated 15 years of grantmaking! The organization has set forth to inspire the community to make healthier choices via grants to local schools, parks and area non-profit organizations over the past 15 years. To commemorate this milestone, PAHWF chose the slogan “We Fit Together,” to recognize the unity of the Foundation, our grantees, and the surrounding communities. This anniversary is bigger than PAHWF, because it shines a spotlight on the impact their grantees have made and continue to make daily in the communities they serve. Grantmaking priority areas focus on healthy behaviors in schools, parks and networks, health access, strengthening nonprofits and building capacity for community economic development.

A few accomplishments include:
  • Healthy Bodies Health Minds Institute
  • PEAK Initiative
  • Grand Opening of Community Health & Dental Care’s new location
In May 2018, the Foundation partnered with the LPGA Symetra Tour’s Valley Forge Invitational. The event raised a collective $17,500, split evenly among three of the Foundation’s grantees. For more information, visit www.pottstownfoundation.org


Community Health and Dental Care
Community Health and Dental Care (CHDC) opened a new location at the Coventry Mall on August 6, 2018. The space was renovated to become a state of the art medical and dental non-profit health center. The organization, whose mission is to identify gaps in health services and to ensure access to appropriate levels of care for all people in the service area regardless of their ability to pay, first opened in 2008 and treated 39 patients the first week.

The new facility expands to nearly 32,000 square feet and is designed as a medical, dental, vision, fully integrated behavioral health, medical dispensary, Medication Assistance Treatment, OBGYN and Women’s health program. CHDC will also be adding Physical Therapy for their patients and opening a community marketplace within the new space to sublease office space to community organizations that mirror CHDC’s mission.


CHDC provides free transportation, to and from appointments, to its over 24,000 registered patients. CHDC will also be opening Dash’s Learning Den, where people will have access to 14 computers offering a variety of free training programs.

Finally, CHDC will continue to partner with community organizations to develop a coordination of care within our community. It will utilize the beautiful new space to attract new patients who are insured, underinsured or not insured to receive quality healthcare in a quality atmosphere all in a one-stop shopping experience. With all these services under one roof, clients can make multiple appointments for the same day!

CHDC was presented with the 2018 Community Impact Award at the Chamber’s Economic Development Luncheon. This award is presented to an organization that provides a significant and sustaining contribution to the communities that the Chamber serves.

Visit ch-dc.org to learn more.

Pottstown Hospital Tower Health
Reading Health System completed the acquisition of five hospitals and their associated assets from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems - with an effective date of October 1, 2017. Tower Health includes 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.

Tower Health includes more than 11,000 employees, and offers strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million patients. Located in Pottstown, Pa., and a member of Tower Health, Pottstown Hospital is a 232-bed hospital, conveniently located off Route 422, at Armand Hammer Blvd. and High St. The hospital offers a full range of health services, including inpatient and outpatient, medical, surgical, diagnostic and emergency care. The Medical Staff features nearly 300 skilled physicians, offering more than 40 medical specialties.

Pottstown Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across many service lines. Its cancer program is nationally recognized. The hospital also is a Primary Stroke Center; Joint Commission-certified for hip and knee replacement; and Heart Failure and Chest Pain certified. Its Emergency Room, which is the second busiest in Montgomery County, sees more than 44,000 patients a year.

For more information, visit pottstown.towerhealth.org.


Please refer to the Business Directory for a complete list of Chamber Members specializing in the healthcare industry, non-profits impacting the healthcare climate of our communities, assisted living and retirement communities, as well as health clubs providing fitness programs and facilities.

 

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152 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900