Boscov’s Chairman and CEO Albert Boscov made an announcement today appointing Jim Boscov as Vice Chairman of Boscov’s Department Stores. The promotion ensures that the 39-store chain will remain a family business. Jim holds a master’s degree from Tufts University and started with Boscov’s in 1975 as an assistant store manager.
Albert Boscov said he has no plans to retire but wants to assure employees and business partners that “Boscov’s will remain Boscov’s for many years to come.”
Boscov’s is a Reading, PA-based department store chain founded in 1911. Boscov’s is one of the last family-owned department store chains left in the United States. Boscov’s successfully fought off bankruptcy in a little more than one year and has emerged strong.
For-profit hospital corporation, Community Health Systems (CHS) has changed the name of Mercy Hospital in Scranton. The new name is Regional Hospital of Scranton. The other two Mercy locations will be called Tyler Memorial Hospital (Tunkhannock) and Special Care Hospital (Nanticoke). Mercy Health Partners was a private, Catholic-based hospital system that operated in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton metropolitan area.
CHS also owns Wilkes-Barre General, making it the dominant health care provider in NEPA.
CHS owns Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and Phoenixville Hospital in the western Philadelphia suburbs.