Reading Hospital

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Berks County

Enhancing the quality of our care to improve the quality of your life — this is our commitment to Berks County. That’s why we invest any profits we generate back into our people, our hospital, our technology, and our community. With $40 million committed in the past 12 months and an additional $42 million planned for the upcoming year, we’re strengthening nearly every aspect of your care by:

  • Expanding your access to the highest level of expertise in our region with the addition of 118 new physicians and surgeons across specialties including:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Bariatrics and Bariatric Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Oncology
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
  • Raising the quality of your care with the most advanced technology, including:
    • The most advanced noninvasive cardiac diagnostic and imaging technology available, an ultrasound system that detects blood clots, heart tumors, and heart valve disease sooner ­– saving more lives every day
    • A temperature management system, called Arctic Sun, providing neonatal infants life-saving critical care
    • New, noninvasive dermatology equipment for state-of-the-art procedures
    • Equipment upgrades for bariatric surgery patients
    • Innovative mammography equipment for detecting cancer as early as possible
    • Groundbreaking bone density scanning machines to achieve earlier detection of osteoporosis
  • Elevating your comfort as a patient through facility enhancements, including:
    • A brand-new Pediatric Emergency Department that is “Built for Kids” — equipped with a dedicated, family-friendly waiting room, carefully-designed play areas, child-specific medical equipment, and highly specialized pediatric physicians, specialists, nurses, and physician assistants
    • A newly recognized Level I Trauma Center with in-house capabilities and expertise to quickly and effectively respond to nearly any type of trauma — providing life-saving care 24/7 — alongside a robust research program allowing our team to deliver the highest level of care in the country
  • Offering health and wellness resources and support in our community, like:
    • Free health screenings
    • Support groups for nearly every patient — from weight management to stroke survivors, amputees and parents-to-be
    • Street Medicine Program providing high quality preventive and primary care to those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless throughout our Berks County community
  • Sponsoring and supporting local organizations such as community centers, fitness and developmental programs for girls, humanitarian groups, and many others
  • Understanding and acting on Berks County’s health priorities by bringing together local health, government, religious, higher education, minority, and low-income representatives for our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment — with results publicly available by July 2019, and the implementation plan publicly available by November 2019