Tower Health opened a satellite office of Penn Transplant Institute at Reading Hospital after the closure of Tower Health Transplant Institute in August, providing pre- and post-transplant care for kidney and liver procedures at Reading Hospital, Tower Health reported today.
Transplant surgeries will be performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, according to a Tower Health statement.
“Throughout this effort, one of our important goals was to minimize any disruption to patients who were on the THTI transplant waiting list,” said P. Sue Perrotty, president and CEO of Tower Health. “I am happy to share that 94 percent of those patients have chosen to continue their care with the Penn Transplant Institute. This transition marks a new chapter for transplant services at Reading Hospital and for Tower Health.”
“Continuity of care for patients who are awaiting organ transplants is crucial, and we are proud to be able to provide world-class care to more patients as a result of this new care model with Tower Health,” said University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO Kevin B. Mahoney.
The office for the Penn Transplant Institute at Reading Hospital is located in the Doctors’ Office Building (DOB) and is staffed with many of the same THTI employees and physicians, including two nephrologists and two hepatologists. Patients will have access to all pre-transplant evaluation and services, along with post-transplant surgery follow up care in the DOB.