Published on March 17, 2020

Tower Health Names Vikram Acharya Interim CEO for Brandywine Hospital as Jeff Hunt Moves to New Role in Academic Affairs for Tower Health

West Reading, PA., March 17, 2020 - Tower Health has named Vikram Acharya MBA, MPH as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Vikram AcharyaBrandywine Hospital, effective Monday, March 9. W. Jeffrey Hunt, the Hospital's former CEO, will assume a new role as Tower Health Vice President for Academic Affairs. Mr. Hunt will assist Mark Martens, MD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tower Health, to expand the health system's mission of academics and training for physicians.

Mr. Acharya joined Tower Health last year as Chief Operating Officer for Brandywine Hospital. Prior to joining Brandywine Hospital, Mr. Acharya previously served as Vice President, Clinical and Procedural Services for University of Chicago Medicine, where he led the operational, financial, strategic, and regulatory aspects of the Perioperative Services, Heart and Vascular Center, Radiology, Transplantation Institute, Neurophysiology, and Sleep Lab. In prior roles, he also served as Administrative Director at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford where he oversaw the financial, strategic, and regulatory aspects of six Pediatric service line clinical programs. Mr. Acharya also managed the Transplant Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

At Brandywine, Mr. Acharya has overseen all aspects of Hospital operations and has been instrumental in driving numerous quality initiatives. As an active mentor, he coaches secondary and post-secondary students pursuing a career in healthcare administration. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., a Master of Public Health from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

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 14,000 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 towerhealth.org.