West Reading, PA. – Tower Health has announced that Tower Health Transplant Institute has received the necessary regulatory approvals from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and the Department of Health to begin performing transplant surgeries.
“The approvals from UNOS and the Department of Health is fantastic news for Tower Health, our patients, and the community,” said Clint Matthews, President and CEO, Tower Health. “We are honored to bring this award-winning team and its renowned physicians and staff to the communities we serve. It is a true display of the relentless pursuit of excellence in all that we do.”
The Tower Health Transplant Institute and Center for Liver Diseases includes transplant surgery, hepatology, and nephrology inpatient services at Reading Hospital, selected inpatient services at Chestnut Hill Hospital, and outpatient services at Reading Hospital and in Center City Philadelphia. The team will perform kidney and liver transplants at the Reading Hospital HealthPlex, preserving a leading transplant program for southeastern PA and bringing kidney and liver transplant services to Berks County and its surrounding communities for the first time.
“We are thrilled to have the transplant program, and all that it brings to our patients and communities, be part of Tower Health,” said David Reich, MD, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon, Tower Health Transplant Institute. “This is an extraordinary way for us to deliver on our promise of Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.”