Brandywine Hospital

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Our Community

Since becoming part of Tower Health last fall, one of our early actions was to take steps to restore our historical standing as a non-profit institution — investing any profits we generate back into our people, our hospital and our technology to support the health and wellness of our community. With $6.9 million planned to reinvest during the next 12 months and $3.5 million invested since October 2017, we’re strengthening nearly every aspect of your care, including:

  • Quality of Care – We’ve implemented state-of-the-art technology, equipment and systems to enhance quality of care, patient safety and the patient experience with additional improvements planned in the next 12 months:
    • New IV pumps and blood pressure/heart rate machines for each nursing unit
    • Gastrointestinal scopes for our Endoscopy Unit, allowing surgeons to have enhanced views of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine
    • Operating Room video towers for crisp, clean imagery during surgical procedures
    • New Operating Room and Short Procedure Unit monitors and telemonitor technology
    • Latest Orthopedic Department surgical equipment
    • 3D mammography for accurate breast cancer screening and detection
    • Robotic spine navigation system for increased accuracy and safety during minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • New ultrasound units
    • Newly renovated Catheterization Lab and Short Procedure Unit
    • Electronic medical record system to improve patient safety and enhance coordination of your care among all Brandywine Hospital and Tower Health providers. This platform also gives you the ability to communicate electronically with your providers, schedule appointments, view test results and request prescription refills online
  • Access to Care – We’re ensuring you have access to the highest level of expertise in our region. In the past 12 months we’ve recruited new physicians, surgeons and specialists with additional recruitment planned over the next 12 months.
  • Patient Experience – Your comfort is important to us, and that’s why we’ve already implemented the changes below with other improvements planned in the next 12 months:
    • Paint, flooring and furniture updates throughout the hospital
    • New interior and exterior signage
    • Installing new HVAC systems
    • Updates to buildings throughout our campus
  • Community Outreach –  In addition, we’ve expanded our support of local civic groups and non-profits through the following sponsorships, donations and in-kind services:
    • United Way Color Run
    • Brandywine YMCA
    • Health Care Connect Academy
    • Caln Township Little League
    • American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Daffodil Days
    • Strawberry Festival
    • Various community golf outings
    • Honey Brook Food Pantry volunteerism
    • Working with Brandywine Health Foundation on local projects
    • Annual EMS Week Celebration/EMS Regional Conferences on various educational topics
    • Breast Cancer Support Group outings
    • Gift of Life Program
    • Educational programs provided to Coatesville Area School District
    • Coatesville Christmas Parade
    • American Heart Association Heart Walk
    • Casual for a Cause Friday dress down donations
  • Community Health Needs Assessment – A key component of our non-profit mission is to keep you healthy and well. That’s why we’re collaborating with local representatives to identify our most pressing health priorities. Over the next 12 months, Brandywine Hospital and an advisory board comprised of local public health, government, religious, higher education, minority and low-income representatives will conduct a formal Community Health Needs Assessment. The results will be completed and publicly available by July 1, 2019, with the implementation plan publicly available by November 15, 2019.

About Brandywine

Located in the heart of Chester County, Brandywine Hospital provides advanced acute care, including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services from primary and emergency care to women’s imaging and surgical care using minimally invasive and robotic techniques — all within minutes of home.

As an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and a recipient of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Excellence in the Treatment of Heart Attack, Stroke and Wound Care, you can be confident knowing that nationally recognized care is right around the corner. And with same-day appointments available for primary care and select imaging services, access to high-quality care is more convenient than ever.

Visit Brandywine.TowerHealth.org to discover more.

 

Our Key Services

Behavioral Health

QUICK FACTS

  • Only acute care hospital in Chester County with Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit serving adults, older adults and those with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder)
  • Experienced, board certified physicians including a double certified geriatric psychiatrist
  • Comprehensive assessment, evaluation and stabilization programs
  • 24/7 admissions
  • Individualized treatment plans including intensive individual and group therapies
  • Support groups available

Cardiac Care

QUICK FACTS

  • Comprehensive cardiac care from prevention to therapeutic and interventional to surgery
  • Experienced cardiac team including board certified general/interventional cardiologists, an electrophysiologist and highly trained staff, including a Cardiac Nurse Navigator to assist patients in their healthcare journey
  • Advanced catheterization lab with newly renovated pre- and post area to enhance patient experience
  • Diagnostic, interventional, electrophysiology and peripheral vascular procedures performed
  • Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation options available
  • Private rooms

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • American College of Cardiology: Chest Pain Center Accreditation (2017)
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Silver Award (Heart Attack) (2017)
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Excellence in Treatment of AMI (2015 and 2017)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care (from 2015-2017)

Emergency Department

QUICK FACTS

  • Board certified emergency medicine physicians
  • Comprehensive medical and surgical services including: cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and more
  • Fast-track program improves treatment time and flow of patients
  • Catheterization lab for comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic heart services
  • Average door-to-balloon time below the national American College of Cardiology standard of 90 minutes
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Behavioral health screening and medical stabilization
  • Affiliations with academic medical centers
  • Private rooms and bays

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • American College of Cardiology: Chest Pain Center Accreditation (2017)
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Silver Award (Heart Attack) (2017)
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke (Primary Stroke Center)

Orthopedics

QUICK FACTS

  • Services include: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outpatient rehabilitation for injuries and disorders of the skeletal system including bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, etc.
  • Board certified orthopedists, many fellowship-trained, offering range of advanced services to treat joint pain and immobility caused by arthritis and other debilitating conditions
  • Orthopedic-trained and certified nurses
  • Specialized joint replacement program, including comprehensive education pre-op classes available at no charge
  • 97 percent patient satisfaction for joint replacement
  • Private rooms

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Excellence in Knee and Hip Replacement (2015 and 2017)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement (from 2016-2017)

Outpatient Care

QUICK FACTS

  • Services include: imaging, radiology, lab, physical therapy, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, infusion and wound care/hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Variety of convenient locations and hours of operation
  • Newly renovated Women’s Imaging Center featuring personal Nurse Navigator, certified technologists and dedicated breast radiologist and latest technologies (3D mammography, DEXAScan, and breast ultrasound); dedicated breast surgeons recognized among the area’s Top Docs on staff
  • Individualized treatment plans developed

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology: Mammogram (2016), CT (2016), Ultrasound (2017) and Lung Cancer Screening Center (2016)
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Excellence in Wound Care

Primary Care

QUICK FACTS

  • Board certified team of physicians with expertise in internal medicine, family medicine and occupational health
  • Imaging and therapy services available at select locations
  • Convenient locations with extended hours
  • Same-day appointments available (some restrictions apply)

Wound Care/HBO

QUICK FACTS

  • Specialized treatment of all chronic, non-healing wounds including: diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, arterial/ischemic ulcers, post-radiation ulcers, traumatic wounds, infected wounds, crush injuries, compromised flaps or grafts
  • Team of multidisciplinary wound care specialists, physicians, nurses and technicians
  • Offers the most advanced wound healing technologies for quick and efficient recovery such as hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) Therapy

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Excellence in Wound Care (2017)