HARRISBURG, Pa (March 30, 2021) –– On Thursday, March 31, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) will join Fox Subacute in addressing the closure of Fox Subacute at Warrington — a post-acute care provider specializing in respiratory services — as a result of state underfunding for patient care and increased staffing costs.

Fox Subacute at Warrington serves patients dependent on life-sustaining ventilators for short and long-term care services. With four total facilities, Fox Subacute is the only Pennsylvania post-acute care provider solely specializing in ventilator care. Sixty ventilator beds will no longer be available in Pennsylvania after the closure of Fox Subacute at Warrington.

Patients, their family members and staff have been notified of the 90-day closure plan filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Fox Subacute is working with managed care organizations –– state-contracted companies responsible for the placement and funding distributions for Medicaid patients –– to identify other specialized facilities that can help with the transition of patients for their continued care. 

Thursday’s press conference will provide more details about the closure of Fox Subacute at Warrington and address concerns of the potential for more Pennsylvania skilled nursing facility closures –– especially those providing specialized care at higher costs –– if state investments in the care of skilled nursing patients are not made. 

Joining PHCA and Fox Subacute at the press conference will be Sen. Maria Collett (Bucks and Montgomery Counties) and Rep. Todd Polinchock (Bucks County). 

This closure notice is only for Fox Subacute at Warrington. There is no planned closure for any other Fox Subacute facility. 

If a member of the press plans to attend the event, please RSVP to Eric Heisler at eheisler@phca.org.

What: Specialized Respiratory Care Facility Closure Press Conference

Where: Fox Subacute at Warrington
              2644 Bristol Rd, 
              Warrington, PA 18976
***The press conference will be held outside of the facility.***

When: Thursday, March 31. 2022
            11:00-12:00 p.m.

Media Contact:
Eric Heisler
Director of Communications, PHCA
eheisler@phca.org
717-678-1031

About the Pennsylvania Health Care Association
The Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) is a statewide advocacy organization for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their providers of care. Our members include for-profit and nonprofit skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences. Together, we represent more than 400 long-term care and senior service providers and more than 50,000 elderly and disabled individuals. For more information, please visit phca.org.