Pottstown 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 the Pottstown Community. Since October 2017, Pottstown Hospital has been able to reinvest $4 million in greatly needed equipment and technology. And, with $8 million planned to reinvest during the next 12 months, we’re working to strengthen 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:
    • IV pumps, blood pressure/heart rate and oxygen/heart rate machines for each nursing unit
    • Innovative rigid nephroscopes offering superb versatility and image quality in our Urology Department
    • Bariatric lithotomy stirrups for increased control and reduced risk of superficial nerve injury during procedures
    • Orthopedics Department equipment upgrades, including the latest Stryker® System 7
    • Enhanced technology for eye care
    • Cutting-edge technology in our Plastic Surgery Department designed to simplify operations and provide customized patient results
    • Advanced Doppler and Penumbra Indigo® System for minimally invasive vascular procedures enabling the rapid restoration of blood flow
    • Transition to the EPIC electronic medical record system to improve patient safety and enhance coordination of your care among all Pottstown Hospital and Tower Health providers. This platform also gives you the ability to communicate electronically with your providers, and 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 seven months, we’ve recruited various specialty physicians, including pediatrics, family medicine and general surgery to our employed medical group. They, along with more than fifty additional new medical providers and allied health specialists (PA/CRNP), are dedicated to managing your care and helping you to live your healthiest life.
  • 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:
    • Renovations to the Emergency Department and outpatient entrances
    • Repaving visitor and building parking lots
    • Installing three new HVAC systems
  • Community Outreach – We’re also expanding our community outreach and support efforts with a variety of non-profit organizations, including:
    • Emmanuel Lutheran Community Meals
    • Pottstown Works
    • Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK)
    • Tri-County Community Network
    • And many others

    In addition, we’ve expanded our support of local civic groups and non-profits through the following sponsorships, donations and in-kind services:

    • Pottstown Bike Race
    • Symetra, LPGA – Valley Forge Invitational
    • Rotary parades (4th of July and Halloween)
    • Hospital leaders serve on various community boards, lending time
      and talent
    • Casual for a Cause Friday dress down donations
    • And many more
  • 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, Pottstown Hospital and an advisory board comprised of local public health, government, religious, higher education and 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 Pottstown

As a comprehensive acute care facility, Pottstown Hospital provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services, including medical to surgical, diagnostic and emergency care — with the second busiest emergency room in Montgomery County.

Designated as a Primary Stroke Center accredited by The Joint Commission, Pottstown Hospital has been recognized for quality outcomes and clinical expertise. And as one of a select group of hospitals in the nation to receive the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditation with Commendation/Outstanding Achievement Award for 15 years in a row — you can have peace of mind knowing our dedicated, expert team is always there for you, when and where you need us most.

For more information, visit Pottstown.TowerHealth.org.

Our Key Services

Bariatrics

QUICK FACTS

  • Fellowship-trained surgeons with expertise in bariatrics and advanced laparoscopic surgeries
  • Minimally invasive weight loss surgery options, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass
  • Patient Navigators guide and assist
  • Private consultations with Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator
  • Registered dietitians provide pre- and post-op nutritional counseling sessions and monitor dietary plans for successful weight loss
  • Support groups available

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Joint Commission Accredited (2017)

Cancer Care

QUICK FACTS

  • Cancer Risk Assessment Program to help educate individuals about risk factors associated with breast, ovarian and colon cancer
  • Clinical research, clinical trials, integrative care and radiation oncology all available
  • Genetics counseling and genetic testing options available
  • Board certified physicians
  • Patient Navigators guide and assist
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of cancer
  • Support and survivorship groups
  • Social services offered
  • Affiliations with major medical centers

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditation with Commendation/Outstanding Achievement Award for Five consecutive cycles (15 years in a row)

Emergency Department

QUICK FACTS

  • Telestroke and teleburn capabilities, ensuring patients from any location have access to advanced treatments
  • Board certified emergency medicine physicians
  • Fast-track program for patients with minor injuries improves treatment times
  • Conveniently accessible from Route 422

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Joint Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Center (2012)
  • American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services – Heart Failure (2017) and Chest Pain (2015)
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Plus Quality Achievement Award

Obstetrics & Gynecology

QUICK FACTS

  • Labor and delivery rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology to meet and exceed individual needs
  • Comprehensive breast imaging services at Women’s Imaging Suite
  • Baby care and mother-to-be classes available
  • Lactation consultants and support groups available

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Healthgrades® Five-Star Quality Rating: C-Section Delivery and Vaginal Delivery (2017)

Orthopedics

QUICK FACTS

  • Center for Orthopedics and Spine specializes in wide range of injuries and disorders, from traumatic and sports-related conditions to chronic and debilitating joint pain
  • Minimally invasive surgical options
  • Expert team of board certified physicians
  • Personalized rehabilitation plans provided by physical and occupational therapists
  • Private rooms available
  • Dining on call

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Joint Commission Accredited in Hip and Knee Replacement (2015)