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Western Chester County is home to numerous superior health care facilities. Hospitals, private practices, specialty centers, in-home healthcare and senior living residences provide all the needed services to the community.

Brandywine Hospital

Brandywine Hospital: New leadership, expanded medical staff and new services

Brandywine Hospital, with 169 private rooms, has provided a continuum of care in Chester County for over 100 years. Much has changed recently in the local and national health care arena, including the services at Brandywine. Now under new management – the hospital is transforming itself to better serve the community with increased access and convenience to quality, advanced care.

Western Chester County native Jeff Hunt returned to the area to assume the CEO position at Brandywine. “I always loved this area – in addition to family, it offers excellent schools, proximity to the city, competitive sports teams, quality medical care and more,” he said.

Hunt believes a healthy community is a thriving one. As CEO, his goal is to provide the highest quality of care in a safe, collaborative environment and to deliver a perfect experience to every patient, every time.

To increase access to advanced services close to home, Hunt established the Temple Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at Brandywine. Under the medical direction of Dr. Ravishankar Raman, board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons from the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute perform heart and lung surgeries at Brandywine using beating heart and minimally invasive techniques. He also recruited experienced general, orthopedic, and vascular surgeons to complement Brandywine’s span of quality surgical services.

Answering the county’s call for behavioral health services, Hunt brought on a new administrator and several psychiatrists; all are focused on customizing care and recovery to one’s strengths. The Behavioral Health Pavilion at Brandywine also houses an eating disorders unit for patients 13 years and older.

In addition, Hunt initiated a 30 minute (or less) emergency room service pledge, promoting that its staff will work diligently to have patients seen within 30 minutes (or less) of arrival by a medical professional (a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner).

These changes are translating into numerous awards for quality and an outstanding patient experience at Brandywine. For more information, visit ’

Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine Parkesburg

LG Health/Penn Medicine Parkesburg is a multi-specialty health center in Chester County. Located near the intersection of Routes 30 and 10, the facility provides access to the quality, comprehensive services of the Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine system in one centralized location.

Services include primary care, cardiology, OB/GYN, diabetes education, trauma and acute care surgery, neuroscience and orthopedics. A variety of outpatient services are also offered including lab testing; digital imaging including X-ray, mammography, MRI and ultrasound; physical therapy; EKG and other cardiac tests; home sleep studies; and occupational medicine services. There is also an Urgent Care, open seven days a week.

Lancaster General Health, now a member of Penn Medicine, has been helping families in the region stay healthy for more than 100 years. LG Health/Penn Medicine Parkesburg provides easy, convenient access, advanced technology and a staff of experienced, friendly providers you can trust.

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