Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.
Why Reading health system. Reasons why. 101 reasons. Reading health Value.

101 Reasons

Reason 1
Our Amazing Team

Our Amazing Team is Reason 1 as they make every other achievement possible at Reading Health System. Delivering the best patient experience and top outcomes is our collective goal. Nothing is more important than Advancing Health. Transforming Lives. for our community.

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Reason 2
Certified Urgent Care Center Category 1 Designation by the Urgent Care Association of America.

Reading Health Urgent Care has been awarded the Certified Urgent Care Center Category 1 designation by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA).

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Reason 3
American Association of Blood Banks Accreditation: from the American Association of Blood Banks following an intensive onsite assessment.
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Reason 4
Reading HealthConnect: system that provides every caregiver real-time, electronic access to patient records and a secure method for patients to communicate with their providers.
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Reason 5
Reading Health Physician Network: top experts in primary and specialty care.

Reading Health Physician Network: 350+ providers, 54 hospitalists, 97 primary care providers, 203 specialists across 45 locations in/around Berks county; with evening and weekend hours.

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Reason 6
Medal of Honor for Organ Donation: presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medal of Honor for Organ Donation: this honor is presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reading Hospital received the Silver Medal through the Gift of Life Donor Program.

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Reason 7
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Full Accreditation awarded to the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, recognizing superior clinicians, leadership, safety and quality of patient care in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Diversified Clinical Services Center of Distinction: to Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Full Accreditation awarded to the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, recognizing superior clinicians, leadership, safety and the quality of patient care in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Reason 8
GetWellNetwork®. Empowering your health and wellness.

GetWellNetwork®: interactive patient engagement platform combining entertainment and education, with the opportunity to give real-time feedback on experiences.

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Reason 9
We're more than a healthcare system. We're a support system. That's value you can feel.
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Reason 10
TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) treatment for patients with advanced valve disease; eliminating need for traditional open-heart surgery.
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Reason 11
TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) treatment, a less invasive alternative to open-chest surgery.
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Reason 12
The efforts of our entire team revolve around getting you back to health. That's value you can count on.
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Reason 13
Hybrid Operating Rooms: High-tech, hybrid ORs that accommodate multidisciplinary teams of physicians.
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Reason 14
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE): a multidisciplinary program that results in more effective and sensitive care for older adults.
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Reason 15
Dedicated to improving community wellness – through what we call, Advancing Health. Transforming Lives. Our Annual Community Health Programs, such as Community Flu Vaccine, give 2,500 vaccines to the public, free of charge.
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Reason 16
1 of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care.

Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for three years in a row (2014-2016).

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Reason 17
Our Blue Distinction® Centers are great for your health: Cardiac Care, Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield® Distinction Award. Blue Distinction® Center: Healthcare facilities recognized in their expertise in delivering specialty care. Blue Distinction® Center: Healthcare facilities recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. RHS Designations: Blue Distinction® for Cardiac Care; Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery. Blue Distinction® Center Certifications: Heart Services, Surgical Services.

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Reason 18
Top 10 Best Value Hospitals in PA.

Verras' Medical Value Index: One of 10 Best Value Hospitals in Pennsylvania (2014).

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Reason 19
Founding Member of AllSpire Health Partners: alliance of seven leading health systems to transform the way we deliver healthcare.
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Reason 20
The quality of our healthcare is matched only by the quality of our doctors. The best there is.
Awards and Certifications: Reading Hospital has received the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award three Consecutive Years (2014-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care: three years in a row (2014-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care: four years in a row (2013-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care: four years in a row (2013-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care: three years in a row (2014-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Specialty Care | Cardiac Care | Coronary Intervention | Critical Care | Pulmonary Care | Stroke Care. Ranked #1 in Pennsylvania for knee and hip replacements by ProPublica.
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Reason 21
Our dedication to clinical research through affiliations and relationships with medical research institutions, prestigious academic centers, international industry sponsors and government agencies provide our Clinical Trials Office with the ability to offer our community access to healthcare research and cutting-edge treatments.

These medical breakthroughs improve the quality of life for many within our community, nationally and worldwide — Advancing Health and Transforming Lives. Listed below are some of our affiliations:

International Industry Sponsors such as major pharmaceutical, biologics, and device companies like Merck, AstraZeneca, Sanofi Pasteur, Janssen, to name a few.

Academic Centers including The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University. Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Duke University, Washington University Medical Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, McMasters University, University of Michigan, among others.

Government Agencies like the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense and others.

Medical Research institutions such as National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Neurological Disorders and Stroke, St Jude Medical and many more.

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Reason 22
Online MyChart access 24/7. View your health summary and test results, request appointments and prescription renewals, and communicate with your medical care team.
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Reason 23
Performance, innovation and efficiency come standard in our health system.

Verras' Medical Value Index: One of 10 Best Value Hospitals in Pennsylvania (2014). Named as 2014 Most Wired Hospital based on survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Specialty Care | Cardiac Care | Coronary Intervention | Critical Care | Pulmonary Care | Stroke Care.

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Reason 24
Employee Engagement Initiative: offers employees monthly opportunities to spend part of their workdays volunteering at area non-profit agencies.
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Reason 25
It's rewarding being recognized for our achievements. But the real reward is the quality we bring to our patients' lives.
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Reason 26
We envisioned a hybrid operating room that brings together the latest quality procedures with the smartest of doctors. We built it. We envisioned knee and hip replacements with quality to none. We achieved it.
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Reason 27
HeartSAFE Berks County: to improve survivability of sudden cardiac arrest victims by teaching citizens to use CPR techniques and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to save lives where they work or live.
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Reason 28
You're entering the most awarded hospital in Berks County.
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Reason 29
Award winner for women's health excellence.

Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Women's Health in 2015. Healthgrades® Clinical Achievements - Women's Health: Recipient of the Healthgrades® 2015 Women's Health Excellence Award.

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Reason 30
All Grown Up: an age-appropriate program for girls 9-13 and parents or caregivers, to learn about changes that occur during puberty.
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Reason 31
Medical staff of more than 800 physicians. To find a Reading Health System Physician click learn more or call 484-628-HELP.
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Reason 32
Most Wired Hospital: access when and where you need it.

Named as 2014 Most Wired Hospital based on survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.

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Reason 33
When it comes to improving the quality of patient experience, the most important input may not be from him or her but it may just be from you.
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Reason 34
Emergencies aren't scheduled. We have the only Trauma Center in Berks County.
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Reason 35
Becker’s Hospital Review: one of the top 100 hospitals with great heart programs in the nation (2014).
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Reason 36
U.S. News: rated High Performing for Congestive Heart Failure.
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Reason 37
Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image.

The NRC Consumer Choice Award identifies the top hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in markets throughout the U.S.

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Reason 38
Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care

Highest quality, specialty-care for mother and child at Reading Hospital Beginnings Maternity Care Center. Our dedicated team of experienced specialists – OB/GYN to anesthesiology and perinatology work together to ensure top quality care from labor and delivery through to postnatal care.

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Reason 39
Rest assured, knowing we're one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care.

Healthgrades® Clinical Achievements - One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for three years in a row (2014-2016).

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Reason 40
We've launched nearly a dozen pilot community projects in three areas: 1. Maternal, Infant and Child Health; 2. Mental Health; and 3. Obesity.
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Reason 41
A team of quality doctors working together with one focus. Your health.

Clinically Integrated Organization - working towards uniting teams of caregivers with patients to optimize delivery of compassionate care.

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Reason 42
HealthBreak Medical News: segments created to educate communities about state-of-art technology and lifesaving services offered at Reading Health System.
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Reason 43
Diversified Clinical Services Center of Distinction: to Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center.
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Reason 44
The Leapfrog Group Only Top Urban Hospital in PA.

Reading Hospital has been recognized as the only 2015 Top Urban Hospital in Pennsylvania and one of only 62 NATIONALLY selected from hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group's annual survey. The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group's hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

Leapfrog’s “Top Hospital” award is known as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States, and speaks to the commitment and impact of our collective team in ensuring better outcomes, lower infection rates, decreased length of stay and fewer hospital readmissions.

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Reason 45
Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. Safe and highest quality specialty care.

Through our commitment to safe, cost efficient, quality care for better patient outcomes, we are not only a Bariatric Center of Excellence but have recently earned the Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery.

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Reason 46
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval awarded to Reading Hospital based on undergoing an onsite survey by a survey team at least every three years.
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Reason 47
Dealing with Diabetes: a free educational program that delivers hands-on information about preventing diabetes.
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Reason 48
Winning patients' hearts with award-winning cardiac care.

Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care. Healthgrades highest distinction in Cardiac Care Excellence Award three years in a row (2014-2016). Healthgrades Top 10% in the nation for Overall Cardiac Services three years in a row (2014-2016).

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Reason 49
Emergencies aren't scheduled. But it's good to know we've won awards for handling them.

Highmark® Quality Blue Award for Emergency Department. Recognizes Emergency Department for reducing the time between arrival and discharge or admission. Also recognizes reduction in time to be seen by a physician.

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Reason 50
Commitment to health education with free Online Video Library with educational videos across more than 40 categories.
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Reason 51
#1 Rated for Knee and Hip Replacements. Lowest complication rates.

Ranked #1 in Pennsylvania for knee and hip replacements by ProPublica.

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Reason 52
Top quality of care continues with health and wellness programs, care managers, and nurse navigators that help you every step of the way.
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Reason 53
Awarded Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.

Awards and Certifications: Reading Hospital has received the Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award three Consecutive Years (2014-2016).

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Reason 54
Walk-in Urgent Care. Convenient care when and where you need it.

Convenience/Access — Urgent Care Centers: Extended hours at multiple locations for walk-in care when needed.

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Reason 55
Our multispecialty physician network is focused on one thing. Advancing your health.

Largest employer in Berks County, and growing. We added 97 new practitioners in 2014 alone across our full continuum of care.

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Reason 56
Only accredited trauma center in Berks County.

Accredited by Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation – Trauma Center.

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Reason 57
Outpatient or inpatient, here you always get a higher quality of care. That's value you can count on.
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Reason 58
Onsite Child Development Center: providing care for children ages eight weeks through entry into first grade.
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Reason 59
Blue Distinction Highmark® Center for Cardiac Care.

Blue Cross® / Blue Shield®: Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care.

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Reason 60
There's a system to becoming a healthier business. Ours. That's value you can count on.
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Reason 61
Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital, the only facility in the region accredited by both CARF and Joint Commission. Features include, a specialized team of rehab physicians, clinicians, nurses and therapists — all utilizing the latest technology and advanced therapies while providing an unparalleled level of care and encouragement.
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Reason 62
We envisioned an award-winning health system delivering the highest-quality outcomes. It's no longer a vision. It's a reality.
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Reason 63
Transfusion service/blood bank accredited by American Association of Blood Banks.

Accredited by American Association of Blood Banks.

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Reason 64
Our awards for quality care are great for your health.

Verras' Medical Value Index: One of 10 Best Value Hospitals in Pennsylvania (2014). #1 in Pennsylvania for knee and hip replacements by ProPublica. Healthgrades® 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (one of only 261 U.S. hospitals). This award places Reading Health System among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence across 27 common conditions and procedures.

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Reason 65
Access to the latest clinical trials close to home through established affiliations and relationships with prestigious medical and academic research institutions, international industry sponsors, government agencies and organizations, including: The Johns Hopkins Research Network, Merck, National Institutes of Health and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to name a few.
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Reason 66
Behavioral health programming for children and adolescents, adults and seniors, including outpatient, inpatient, and inpatient drug and alcohol treatment.
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Reason 67
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Top Quality and Safety.

American College of Radiology's Commission on Quality & Safety and Commission on Breast Imaging Care Award; Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

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Reason 68
When a smart medical staff is driven to brilliance. When every interaction, every test, every procedure reaches the highest standards. You see it in the quality of outcomes.
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Reason 69
Women’s Health Services, including comprehensive specialty care: IVF and Fertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pelvic Health and Urogynecology.
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Reason 70
Nationally recognized Surgical Technology Program (Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences): recipient of annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 105 pass rate for five consecutive years.

The National Certification Examination Pass Rate for the Class of 2014 is 100 percent. In recognition of five years of achieving a 100 percent pass rate, the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting awarded the Surgical Technology Program its Certificate of Excellence in 2015.

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Reason 71
Reading Health School of Health Sciences. Accredited programs include Nursing; Medical Imaging; Surgical Technology; Clinical Pastoral Education; and Paramedic, EMT and AEDT.
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Reason 72
Reading Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology: nationally accredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program.

Accredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program.

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Reason 73
National recognition for Oncology clinical trials by NRG Oncology and the National Cancer Institute.
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Reason 74
Health issues don't choose a.m. or p.m. That's why we offer the highest-quality urgent care when and where you need it, with a large network of primary care doctors and specialists right in your community.
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Reason 75
Less duplication in tests, treatments and costs. That should make you feel better.
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Reason 76
Full-time inpatient cancer specialist, Daniel Forman, MD: a position unique to Reading Hospital’s program among cancer centers in PA. This role provides continuity of care and expertise for cancer patients who are hospitalized.
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Reason 77
1 of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care four years in a row.

Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care four years in a row (2013-2016).

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Reason 78
Trauma Center with 24/7 in-house, fellowship-trained Trauma Surgical Intensivists.
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Reason 79
America's 100 Best Hospitals for specialty care: Cardiac, Critical Care, Pulmonary, Stroke.
Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care: three years in a row (2014-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care: four years in a row (2013-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care: four years in a row (2013-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care: three years in a row (2014-2016). Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Specialty Care | Cardiac Care | Coronary Intervention | Critical Care | Pulmonary Care | Stroke Care.
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Reason 80
Nationally recognized lactation support: International Board Certified Lactation Consultation Care Award.

IBLCE®, or the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®, is the independent, international certification body conferring the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) credential. Recognizing maternity and community-based facilities worldwide that hire currently certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certificants.

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Reason 81
Clinical Integration. Keeping our communities healthy.
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Reason 82
Determination and drive are expected on the field. Expect the same qualities in the halls of our health system. That's value you can experience.

Healthgrades® 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (one of only 261 U.S. hospitals). This award places Reading Health System among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence across 27 common conditions and procedures.

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Reason 83
With the highest Level III NICU, critical newborns are in great hands.
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Reason 84
Reading Birth Center: only licensed facility in the state of PA certified Baby-Friendly® by the World Health Organization. Home-like setting, midwife services, well-woman care and only hospital-owned, free-standing birth center in the region.

The Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991, following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

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Reason 85
The Friends of Reading Hospital provide financial support of key clinical and community programs in support of RHS Mission: Partnership for a Healthier Berks County, HeartSAFE Berks County, NicView webcams and patient assistance for McGlinn Cancer Institute.
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Reason 86
Focus on Employee Wellness: Farm Fresh program, fresh produce in cafeteria, onsite Fitness Center, wellness screenings, fitness classes, mindfulness programs and Paws for Wellness.
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Reason 87
Committed to healthy communities: opening of a new location in Douglassville, including primary care, urgent care, laboratory and imaging services.
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Reason 88
Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology team comprised of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, oncologists and nurse specialists supporting patients through the entire continuum of care.
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Reason 89
Top-tier radiosurgical capabilities (Trilogy unit) that specifically target tumors in the brain, spine and other areas of the body to potentially avoid open surgical procedures.
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Reason 90
Unique, state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit that allows for simultaneous EEG and video recordings.
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Reason 91
Top 10% Nationally for Overall Cardiac Services.

Healthgrades® Top 10% in the nation for Overall Cardiac Services: three years in a row (2014-2016).

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Reason 92
Most technologically advanced surgical center. Coming fall 2016.
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Reason 93
Region's only Oncology STAR Program® certified for quality recovery.

Reading Health Physician Network: Hematology Oncology.

We are proud to be STAR Program® Certified. We received our STAR Program Certification from Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners (ORP), whose unparalleled development, training and support products in oncology rehabilitation give healthcare facilities the capacity to offer quality survivorship care to their patients. Saint Alphonsus STAR Program® successfully executed ORP’s evaluation and treatment procedures, and our medical staff underwent rigorous rehabilitation training by oncology experts.

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Reason 94
Top 5% Nationally for Clinical Excellence.

Healthgrades® 2015 and 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (one of only 261 U.S. hospitals). This award places Reading Health System among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence across 27 common conditions and procedures.

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Reason 95
Advanced Neuroscience program backed by specialized post-acute programs at Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital, including 11-bed, secure brain injury unit.
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Reason 96
Integrated, multidisciplinary team of spine experts including neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain management specialists and physical and occupational therapists.
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Reason 97
Relationship-based nursing care model: providing focus on ensuring continuity of care, establishing a therapeutic relationship between the patient and a primary nurse, and strengthening care of self and colleagues.
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Reason 98
America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care

Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for three years in a row (2014-2016).

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Reason 99
Independent Academic Medical Center with residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Transitional Year, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry and Pharmacy.
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Reason 100
Nationally certified heart failure program Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Improvement Award.

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure: four years in a row (2013-2016). American Heart Association 2013 Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Improvement Award.

Reading Hospital’s Regional Heart Center received this honor for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for heart failure patients.

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Reason 101
Top 10% Nationally for Women's Healthcare.

Healthgrades® Clinical Achievements - Women's Health: Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Women's Health in 2015.

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