About the Organization
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. Routinely ranked among the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the country in quality metrics, St. Joseph is nationally certified as a Center of Excellence in Chest Pain, Stroke and Heart Failure. Nursing care at St. Joseph has earned the distinction as a Pathways to Excellence accredited facility.
St. Joseph has 16 Ambulatory Care Centers which offer urgent care, imaging studies, lab work and other ambulatory services and procedures. St. Josephs 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, womens and childrens services and diagnostic services.
St. Joseph Medical Group - a network of 80 physicians and advanced practice providers - is committed, along with the entire 380-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.