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Office vacancy rate may have peaked in northern Delaware, region

After three quarters of holding steady, the region's office vacancy rate may have peaked as demand seems to have stabilized, at least in the short term, CRBE reported. The real estate brokerage and property management firm said the absorption of office space in the fourth quarter was slightly positive. Aiding the absorption figures was WSFS leasing nearly 31,000...

ChristianaCare invests $1 million in nonprofits working to improve health

Photo of Brad Dunn of Good Neighbors Home Repair. ChristianaCare is investing $1 million in local nonprofit organizations to improve health for communities in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The funding was given to 19 nonprofits through ChristianaCare’s Community Investment Fund. The fund supports partnerships to build the collective capacity of communities to address social, behavioral and environmental factors that impact...

Ecolab to build $190 million medical resins manufacturing site in Landenberg

Ecolab Inc. plans to expand its Purolite business by adding a new biologics resin manufacturing facility in Landenberg, PA. an area near the Delaware state line. Construction plans for the new facility are underway and will strengthen the security of supply for global pharmaceutical and biotech customers and will support the continued development and production of clinical and...

ChristianaCare plans to operate ‘micro hospital’ at Jennersville site in 2024

ChristianaCare confirmed Tuesday that it will operate a small hospital at its West Grove Campus, formerly Jennersville Hospital. ChristianaCare will open a neighborhood "micro hospital" with ten emergency department and ten inpatient beds. The neighborhood hospital will offer emergency care, behavioral health emergency care and diagnostic capabilities including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), X-ray, and laboratory services. The hospital plan...

ChristianaCare’s West Grove campus gets $2.5 million grant

The ChristianaCare West Grove campus  received a $2.5 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for  renovations and the development of outpatient services. The grant consists of $1.5 million from the federal American Rescue Fund Plan Act  and $1 million from the Commonwealth. ChristianaCare  completed  the purchase of its West Grove campus (formerly Jennersville Hospital) from Tower Health...

ChristianaCare gets $2.5 million grant from Chesco commissioners for West Grove site

The ChristianaCare West Grove campus has received a $2.5-million American Rescue Fund Plan Act grant from the Chester County Government for capital improvement projects related to information technology, medical equipment, and facility renovation. ChristianaCare finalized the purchase of its West Grove campus (formerly Jennersville Hospital) from Tower Health in June The hospital has been closed since Dec. 31, 2021. “We...

ChristianaCare starting from scratch in reopening former Jennersville hospital site

Reopening emergency services department top priority list as supply chain issues linger ChristianaCare has no firm timeline in place for the opening a health care site at the former Jennersville Hospital. Delaware's largest health care system acquired the Chester County, PA hospital in June. The hospital, owned by financially troubled Tower Health, closed at the end of 2021. A meeting was...

Brandywine Festival of the Arts returns in September

The Brandywine Festival of the Arts, returns to Brandywine Park on Sept. 10-11 with 240 artisans displaying and selling their works. Food, music, children's activities, pet adoption and vaccination  opportunities will also be offered. The vendors, including 40 who are exhibiting at the festival for the first time, include painters, photographers, jewelry makers, ceramicists, woodcrafters, and fabric artists. One top...

Wawa buys naming rights for new SEPTA station near its headquarters

SEPTA’s newest rail station will bear the Wawa name thanks to an agreement with the Wawa convenience store chain. SEPTA’s multi-year project restored  3.5 miles of rail service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa Station. SEPTA trains last served this area in 1986. The Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line will now be called the Media/Wawa Line. Wawa operates convenience stores in...

ChristianaCare buys Jennersville Hospital site, offices, land for $8 million

ChristianaCare has completed its purchase of the former Jennersville Hospital in West Grove, PA from Tower Health for $8 million. The northern Delaware-based healthcare system will put a priority on reopening emergency services at the hospital site that will be known as ChristianaCare West Grove Campus. “It is our privilege to serve our neighbors in southern Chester County as...

Korean fried chicken restaurant chain Bonchon opens Newark location

A Newark outpost of Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon has opened at The Grove, the former College Square shopping center. Bonchon has 385 locations worldwide and more than 115 locations in the U.S. Offerings include fried chicken wings, drumsticks, and strips as well as kimchi, Korean tacos, and potstickers. Other area locations include West Chester, Philadelphia, and King...

My take: Jennersville Hospital’s purchase is a sound decision

ChristianaCare made the right decision in acquiring the Jennersville Hospital site from financially troubled Tower Health. Tower Health has closed and sold off hospitals after a failed effort to build a regional healthcare system from its home base in Reading, PA. Barring any last-minute hitches, closing is expected in the next month or two. The southern Chester site has been shuttered...

ChristianaCare acquires Jennersville-West Grove PA medical practices

ChristianaCare has acquired medical practices in southeastern Pennsylvania communities of Jennersville and West Grove. The practices were previously part of Tower Health. With the addition of the practices, ChristianaCare now operates 29 primary care practices for adults and children in Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northeastern Maryland. “ChristianaCare strives to make a positive impact on the health of every...

Small Business Administration offering low-interest loans for busineses, homeowners suffering damage from Ida

Delaware businesses and residents affected by remnants of Hurricane Ida in early September of last year  may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced. Guzman made the loans available in response to a letter from Delaware Gov. John Carney on Jan. 19,  requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. Businesses...

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

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...
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