Not to die for: Chesco Coroner’s Office fails accreditation due to facility shortcomings

Stretchers at the Chester County morgue facility The Chester County Coroner’s Office has failed to achieve accreditation by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME) because of the deficiencies of its morgue and autopsy facilities. The Office’s Medicolegal Office Practices, Investigative Practices, and Laboratory Services all met or exceeded required standards....

Chesco Coroner: Flu claims at least 11 lives this season

It appears that this season’s strain of influenza — the flu — is hitting Chester County harder than last year, with local health officials reporting a spike in deaths from the illness. The Chester County Coroner’s Office has received reports to date of 11 deaths associated with influenza during the 2017-2018 reporting period, according to a statement issued Tuesday. By comparison, five...