Tower Health headquarters in West Reading

WEST READING, Pa. - Tower Health is getting ready to resume non-emergency surgeries and other procedures.

The Berks County-based health network said it is implementing a phased reopening plan. Officials said appointments and surgeries that are time-sensitive and medically necessary will resume first.

"We look forward to welcoming the community back to our facilities in a very coordinated approach," said Clint Mathews, Tower Health's president and CEO. "Tower Health facilities are clean and safe and prepared to provide life-saving treatment. Our teams remain committed to providing high-quality care while following the recommendations of the CDC and DOH to ensure patient safety."

Tower Health said it will leave visitor restrictions and screenings in place at all hospitals. The network also said it will continue to rely on telehealth appointments to cut down on the number of people at its hospitals and doctor's offices.