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IN THE COMMUNITY
eading Hospital has been providing high-quality,
compassionate care in Berks County for almost 150
years. As the community has grown and the medical
field has advanced, so, too have Reading Hospital and its services.
On October 1, 2017, the former Reading
Health System took its boldest step yet.
It finalized the acquisition of five hospitals
in the region, and together, they opened
as Tower Health - a vibrant new health
system that offers leading-edge healthcare
and wellness services to a population
of 2.5 million people.
"Residents in this area know they can count on Reading Hospital for
excellent, experienced care," says Clint Matthews, President and CEO
of both Tower Health and Reading Hospital. "Reading Hospital has
received both national recognition and local praise for its advanced
medical care, commitment to quality, and outstanding patient
experience. That legacy continues and will only be strengthened
by the collaborations we are building across Tower Health."
With 11,000 team members and a combined 1,500 beds at its six
hospitals, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital in West Reading;
Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in
Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville
Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown.
Tower Health also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at
Wyomissing, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences and a
comprehensive provider network of 2,000 physicians, specialists
and providers across 65 convenient locations.
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"Each of our hospitals has a rich history of providing high-quality,
cost-effective healthcare to the communities we serve," Matthews
says. "We are coming together to create an even more dynamic
and expansive health system. Our name, Tower Health, reflects
our collective strength, innovative spirit and bold commitment to
taking healthcare to new heights."
Tower Health's six hospitals and affiliated entities provide a full
range of medical care - from prevention, screenings and education;
to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation
and care in the home.
The hospitals have received national awards and recognition for
advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac and
vascular surgery, trauma, hematology and oncology and recognized
as one of the 100 Best Hospitals in the U.S. and 7th best hospital
Collaboration across Tower Health enables its hospitals, providers,
leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health
system. Tower Health patients and communities at large benefit
from access to a broad range of services - all right here in the region
and without having to travel to large metropolitan downtown
areas for advanced care.
Reading Hospital provides some of the most advanced surgical
care in the region. Reading HealthPlex combines state-of-the-art
technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one
of the most sophisticated surgical centers and inpatient facilities
in the area.
The 476,000-square-foot facility includes 24 advanced surgical
suites, a 17,500-square-foot emergency and trauma expansion,
and an 88,000-square-foot green roof that is visible from all 150
private patient rooms. Reading HealthPlex's advanced technology,
unique layout and quiet, private rooms combine to provide a