ChristianaCare has entered into an agreement to acquire Jennersville Hospital in West Grove. The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter.
“The announcement comes after a great deal of hard work by many people and is a true game-changer for high-quality medical care in our community,” said State Rep. John Lawrence. “It has been a pleasure working with ChristianaCare over the past few months, and I look forward to building on this foundation in the days ahead to meet the growing healthcare needs of southern Chester County.”
“There is one word we have in response to the purchase of Jennersville Hospital, and that word is fantastic,” said Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. “Reopening will not happen overnight, but we are moving in the right direction.”
The roots of modern medical care in the community go back to the early 1900s, when Dr. Robert Ewing established a five-bed clinic on Evergreen Street in West Grove.
In the 1950s, realizing the need for improved medical facilities, community leaders came together to finance a replacement for the old West Grove Hospital that could serve the area for generations to come. Their vision and determination led to the construction of Jennersville Hospital, which opened in 1959 and underwent several expansions in the ensuing decades.
ChristianaCare’s acquisition of the facility will establish a new chapter in the history of healthcare in the southern end of Chester County.
“Jennersville Hospital faithfully provided for the health, safety, and welfare of southern Chester County residents for decades,” said Victor Mantegna, Chairman of the Penn Township Board of Supervisors. “News of its imminent closure was both devastating and constituted a substantial threat to our community. Today’s news answers more than a few prayers. We look forward to supporting our new community partner, ChristianaCare, as they reopen the facility. Our community will reap the benefits of this purchase for years to come.”
Based in Wilmington, ChristianaCare is Delaware’s largest healthcare provider. Jennersville Hospital is anticipated to reopen under the name “ChristianaCare West Grove Campus.”
Read more about the acquisition here.