From WHYY: Losing Jennersville Hospital will mean longer trips to the ER

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Thanks to an aging population that suffers from falls, strokes, and other emergencies, the closing of Jennersville Hospital is a worrisome development.

In 2020, Jennersville Hospital responded to more than 12,000 visits to its emergency room, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Penn Medicine, which runs Chester County Hospital, West Chester, said in a statement that it is ready to serve patients who would have gone to Jennersville Hospital and that it has outpatient locations in the region, including one in Jennersville.

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ChristianaCare said in a statement that it will be able to meet the health care needs of people in the region and that it hopes patients of Jennersville Hospital can find a new home at ChristianaCare. ChristianaCare has hospitals near Newark and in Elkton, MD.

For anyone holding out hope that Jennersville will remain open, a spokesperson for owner Tower Health appeared to shut down any dreams of a last-minute buyer, citing the orderly process of shutting down the facility after a potential deal with a Texas company fell through.

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