Published on July 13, 2020

Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Interim CEO to Serve on Community Volunteers in Medicine Board of Directors

Coatesville, PA., July 13, 2020 – Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health Interim Chief Executive Officer Vikram Acharya will begin serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), effective July 1, 2020. CVIM is a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to people without health insurance who live or work in Chester County. 

“I am honored to be chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of an organization that helps those who do not have access to medical and dental care,” said Mr. Acharya. “Brandywine Hospital also shares the passion of helping people achieve their health goals, and I look forward to assisting CVIM and strengthening partnerships in ways that will benefit the community.”

“We are excited to have Vik join the Board at CVIM and to expand our partnership with Tower Health’s Brandywine Hospital,” said CVIM President and CEO Maureen Tomoschuk. “Clearly, we share a commitment to high quality, accessible and compassionate healthcare.”

CVIM’s mission is to provide access to comprehensive, high quality health care to low-income, working families who have no insurance. CVIM provides preventative, holistic care and treatment that helps people avoid unnecessary visits to hospital emergency departments.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CVIM focused on keeping patients healthy by providing essential medical care primarily via telehealth, prioritizing behavioral health services, performing emergency dental procedures and dispensing prescription medications. The organization’s officials anticipate a surge in people needing their services in the coming months due to the economic downturn, and loss of jobs and health insurance. 

The CVIM Board of Directors consists of approximately 25 volunteer community leaders who govern the organization and guide the strategic direction and provide financial stewardship. The Board is instrumental in developing the partnerships and philanthropic resources required to fulfill CVIM’s mission.

In addition to serving on the CVIM Board of Directors, Mr. Acharya serves on Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

About Tower Health

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. With more than 12,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.

About Brandywine Hospital

Located in Chester County, Pa., and a member of Tower Health, Brandywine Hospital is a nonprofit, 171-bed acute-care hospital with private rooms that has been providing high-quality, compassionate care in the community for more than 100 years. The hospital's key services include cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, behavioral health (adult, older adult), general and robotic surgery, specialized care for eating disorders, and outpatient services (radiology/women's imaging, laboratory, cardio-pulmonary, occupational, physical and speech therapy, primary care, and wound care). Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Brandywine Hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American Academy of Cardiology and the recipient of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for excellence in acute myocardial infarction, hip replacement, knee replacement, stroke, and wound care. For more information, visit www.brandywine.towerhealth.org.