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Uncle Irvin: Another chapter for Jennersville Hospital

06/06/2017 02:27PM ● By Richard Gaw
It was recently announced that Jennersville Regional Hospital has been sold by its owner, Community Health Systems, to the group that owns the Reading Hospital, along with Phoenixville Hospital, Pottstown Hospital, and Brandywine Hospital.
Presumably, Jennersville will still be much like it is, but will funnel patients to Reading for procedures and operations it does not perform, and will still be the location of many doctors' offices.
Since my move to southern Chester County in 1970, Jennersville has been transformed into a front line medical center. It has been a sponsor of the Jenner's Pond retirement community, as well as the operator of a Water and Sewage treatment facility, which still serves the Jennersville community under another operator.
Uncle Irvin, who lived in Kennett Square, drove to the emergency room on his way home from the Chester County Press day in the 1970s, and waited for a couple of hours to have an appendix removed by a team of surgeons who had just removed a bullet from a state policeman.
The Jennersville Regional Hospital was, and still is, important to southern Chester County's growth and prosperity, and we wish it well on its new mission.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)