Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is a leading academic medical center recognized for advanced patient care, quality outcomes and the latest innovations in healthcare. As the seventh Best Hospital in PA (U.S. News & World Report) and the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence (2014-2017), our dedicated team focuses on prevention, treatment and education to provide a variety of comprehensive services — from emergency and trauma, to acute care and post-acute rehabilitation and behavioral/occupational health services. Along with Reading HealthPlex, it is a destination for the region’s most advanced surgical and inpatient care.

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Our Key Services

Cancer Care

QUICK FACTS

  • McGlinn Cancer Institute offers a complete line of clinical oncology services including: medical, radiation, gynecologic and surgical
  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Care provides patients comprehensive treatment plans personalized to patients’ specific disease, stage and overall health status
  • Multidisciplinary Tumor Board reviews cancer cases to guide all major recommendations given to patients
  • Chemotherapy in a comfortable, private bay, as well as free cold cap therapy option to reduce hair loss
  • Advanced immunotherapies and clinical trials
  • Radiation therapy technology that expedites treatment and protects healthy tissue
  • Nurse Navigators guide patients through care (making appointments and directing to family resources, including financial aid)
  • Team of board certified oncologists at the forefront of national cancer research
  • Multidisciplinary teams of medical specialists assigned to each patient
  • Tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • Minimally invasive surgical options
  • Variety of support services for the mind, body and spirit — from counseling and support groups to nutrition services and massage therapy
  • Rehabilitation and personalized survivorship plans
  • Free valet service and self-parking campus-wide

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers
  • QOPI® Certification Program
  • American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Cardiac Care

QUICK FACTS

  • Expert team of board certified physicians at Miller Regional Heart Center specially trained in robotics and minimally invasive cardiac and valve surgery
  • Cardiovascular team specially trained in TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve repair) and TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic repair)
  • Comprehensive range of cardiovascular services including: coronary artery bypass grafting, catheterization, valve repair/replacement, thoracic
  • Four cardiac catheterization labs with digital imaging capabilities
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery capabilities
  • Life-saving CardioMEMS™ technology offered
  • Electrophysiology Studies Laboratory for heart arrhythmia
  • Range of cardiac surgical capabilities at Reading HealthPlex
  • Only cardiac hybrid operating room in Berks County
  • Heart Failure Unit offers latest methods and therapies for treating heart failure
  • Community Emergency Medical Service Providers and Emergency Department Staff Cardiologists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Accredited Cardiac Ultrasound and Non-invasive Vascular Units
  • Support services for cardiovascular patients and families available
  • HeartSAFE Berks County dedicated to improve the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery: 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Joint Commission Accredited Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Acute MI and Heart Failure
  • Disease-Specific Certification for Heart Failure Program
  • American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Award for Heart Attack
  • NCDR Platinum Performance Achievement Award ACTION Registry-GWTG
  • NCDR Premier Status Achievement Award Acute Coronary Syndrome-GWTG
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care
  • Becker’s Hospital Review: Top 100 Hospital with Great Heart Programs in Nation
  • U.S. News: Rated High Performing for Congestive Heart Failure
  • Accredited by Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Chest Pain Center

Emergency Department

QUICK FACTS

  • Pennsylvania’s busiest single-site emergency department and 11th busiest in the country
  • Recently expanded to include more than 115 treatment areas including 16 new private patient rooms
  • 64-slice CT scanner dedicated to emergency patients with traumatic injuries, stroke and other potentially life-threatening conditions
  • Expert team of board certified emergency and trauma physicians, specially trained emergency nurses and support staff
  • Trauma Center
  • Pediatrics department attends to needs of youngest patients
  • Sexual assault nurse examiners available 24/7

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Highmark Quality Blue Award for reducing the time between arrival and discharge or admission, and reduction in time for patients to be seen by a physician
  • Certified Chest Pain Center

General Surgery

QUICK FACTS

  • Comprehensive range of surgical services including: gall bladder removal, hernia repair, colorectal surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass
  • da Vinci® Surgical Systems and minimally invasive surgical options available including laparoscopic surgery
  • Hybrid-capable operating suites integrating state-of-the-art imaging equipment into one operating room
  • Leader in the Northeast region for robotic bariatric surgery
  • Offers three choices for weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, duodenal switch)
  • Expert team of board certified physicians and specialists
  • Surgical suites with OR-integrated platforms
  • Patient rooms equipped with smart technology such as the GetWellNetwork®, an interactive patient-education system available through bedside TVs
  • Weight Management Center support groups and live educational seminars available
  • Pre-op and post-op weight loss surgery support including diet/supplement guidelines
  • 88,000-square-foot Healing Garden and Green Roof

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award (2017)
  • Healthgrades Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery (2017)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2017)
  • Joint Commission Accredited Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Surgical Care
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery

Neurosciences

QUICK FACTS

  • Range of advanced neurological care services including: brain conditions, migraines/headaches, movement disorders, sleep disorders, spine conditions and stroke
  • Neurocritical care unit works with Trauma Center for emergency brain or spine services; coordinated by specialists trained in advanced conditions such as: aneurysms, brain and spine trauma, brain hemorrhages, meningitis, seizures and stroke
  • Rapid Response Brain Attack team with outcomes in the top 5% nationally
  • Expert team of multidisciplinary physicians, specialists and surgeons
  • Utilize Teleneurology to assess and treat patients in remote locations
  • Ability to administer intravenous t-PA
  • 24/7 neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology availability
  • Patients receive customized care programs focused on recovering life skills
  • Comprehensive neurorehabilitation care
  • Life After Stroke Support Unit

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™: 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Healthgrades Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences: 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Healthgrades Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke: 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Healthgrades Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Healthgrades Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke: 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke: 12 Years in a Row (2006-2017)
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification as a Primary Stroke Center
  • The only Joint Commission-certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Berks County

OB/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

QUICK FACTS

  • Only Level III NICU in Berks County
  • Care for babies born at less than 32 weeks’ gestation, as well as babies born with critical illness at all gestation levels
  • Full range of respiratory support and advanced imaging
  • Only NICU in Berks County to offer NICView — online webcam system giving parents the ability to monitor infants 24/7
  • Only NICU in Berks County to provide total body cooling (also known as therapeutic hypothermia)
  • Region’s only provider of maternal-fetal medicines for a vast range of conditions
  • Board certified, multidisciplinary team of physicians and highly trained team of nurses
  • CenteringPregnancy groups available
  • Lactation support services
  • Parent support groups
  • Cuddlers (hospital volunteers) on call to provide additional comfort to babies in NICU

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery: 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award

Orthopedics

QUICK FACTS

  • Treatment for a variety of orthopedic conditions including: bone fractures, joint pain or swelling, spinal conditions, hand pain (fractures and sprains), sports injuries and injury management
  • Joint Care Center focuses on total joint replacement in a setting where patients participate in activities, receive and give support, and share goals with peers
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center to increase strength, movement and independence
  • Transitional Care Center is a fully licensed skilled nursing unit with medical and rehabilitation services to assist in transition from acute care to home
  • Expert team of board certified physicians, highly skilled nurses and certified therapists
  • Minimally invasive treatment options available for knee and hip replacement
  • Continuous nerve blocks for pain management and On-Q pain relief system available to lessen pain and expedite relief
  • Outpatient services available

RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2017)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2017)
  • Ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by ProPublica for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification in Total Hip Replacement
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification in Total Knee Replacement
  • U.S. News: Rated High Performing for Knee and Hip Replacement