Penn State Health St. Joseph is a non-profit network consisting of St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Joseph Downtown Reading Campus, St. Joseph Medical Group and St. Joseph Provider Hospital Organization (PHO). Founded in 1873 by the Sisters of St. Francis, the network provides a full-range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services. The 380,000 sq. ft., 212-bed state-of-the-art hospital and health campus opened in late 2006 on 40 acres in Bern Township. In 2015, St. Joseph Regional Health Network was the first member to transition into Penn State Health, a newly-created non-profit entity of Penn State University.
St. Joseph is nationally certified as a Center of Excellence in Chest Pain, Stroke and Heart Failure.
St. Joseph has 16 Ambulatory Care Centers throughout Berks County. The centers offer urgent care, imaging studies, lab work and other ambulatory services and procedures. St. Joseph’s Downtown Reading Campus at 6th and Walnut Streets anchors the ambulatory network and is the largest primary care provider in the City of Reading, operating out of a thriving 266,000 square foot facility that provides family practice, women’s and children’s services and diagnostic services. The downtown facility has been lauded as a model for inner city primary care as well as offers innovative patient-centered approaches to pre-natal/maternity care and diabetes management. It also is pioneering the implementation of patient-centered medical home practices.
St. Joseph Medical Group is a network of 90+ physicians and advanced practice providers. The group includes: specialists in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalists, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Women’s Services and Vascular Surgery and is committed, along with the entire 385-member medical staff of providing the Berks region with the best medical care available from board certified and fellowship-trained physicians. St. Joseph also offers a family practice medical residency program, and provides clinical training for several nursing and allied health professionals. The network has about 1600 employees, $220 million in annual revenues and nearly 50,000 annual emergency room visits.
Penn State Health St. Joseph is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.