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Reading Hospital – Tower Health Recognized for Higher Quality in Bariatric Surgery

West Reading, PA., January 18, 2020 - Reading Hospital – Tower Health is proud to be recognized by Highmark Blue Shield with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare…

How to Stay Healthy in 2021

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to make new healthy commitments. Most resolutions focus on health and wellness. This year, fill your resolution list with easy, good-for-you goals. Try making simple lifestyle tweaks each day, or each week, to get started on a healthier body and mind in…

Pottstown Hospital Earns National Recognition for Surgical Safety

POTTSTOWN, PA – January 2021 - Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health has earned the Gold Level Go Clear Award™ from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke generated during surgical procedures. It is one of only a few hospitals in the…

Reading Hospital – Tower Health Adds Six Academic Programs

West Reading, PA., January 12, 2021 - Reading Hospital – Tower Health received approval to add six new Residency and Fellowship programs in 2020. The hospital now offers fellowship programs in Nephrology, Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. The hospital also…

Tower Health Transplant Institute Performs First Liver Transplant at Reading Hospital

West Reading, PA., January 4, 2021 - Tower Health Transplant Institute (THTI) performed its first liver transplant at Reading Hospital on Thursday, December 3. The surgery was performed by Tower Health transplant surgeons David J. Reich, MD, FACS; Gary S. Xiao, MD, FACS; and Stephen R. Guy, MD, FACS. …

Reading Hospital – Tower Health Reminds Community of Multiple Opportunities for Care

West Reading, PA., December 23, 2020 - As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Berks County, Reading Hospital – Tower Health encourages the community to consider alternate care locations for non-life-threatening, but urgent, health issues. Tower Health offers several in-person and virtual care options…

Pottstown Hospital Awarded Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award

POTTSTOWN, PA – December 2020 – Pottstown Hospital was awarded the Gold Healthy Hospital Award from Stryker Sustainability Solutions. Stryker Sustainability Solutions is the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for single-use medical devices. Reprocessing of single-use medical…

da Vinci® X Surgical System now at Phoenixville Hospital

Phoenixville, PA – December 15, 2020 – Phoenixville Hospital recently added the da Vinci® X Surgical System to its services. The da Vinci X Surgical System is a proven robotic-assisted surgical technology that helps enable our surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of…

Reading Hospital – Tower Health to Offer Recently Approved COVID-19 Treatment

West Reading, PA., December 8, 2020 - Reading Hospital – Tower Health is fortunate to have received doses of the recently approved COVID-19 drug bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody to treat individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. The drug, developed by Eli Lilly, was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug…

Reading Hospital Employees Donate More Than $60,000 to Reading Hospital Foundation

West Reading, PA., December 7, 2020 - Reading Hospital Foundation announced today they have received $62,240 during the annual “It Starts With Us” Employee Giving Campaign. The “It Starts With Us" Campaign is a fundraising effort that encourages Reading Hospital team members to financially support…