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Affiliated Hospitals and Health Systems Tower Health - Reading Hospital

Located in West Reading, Pennsylvania

Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Reading Hospital is the Magnet Recognized acute care flagship hospital of Tower Health. Reading Hospital is recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 best hospitals three years in a row, named a top 10 hospital in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report, and most wired, efficient and clinically advanced health care organizations.

In 2022, Reading Hospital treated more than 103,000 people in its emergency room, delivered more than 3,200 babies, had nearly 33,000 inpatient admissions and provided nearly 1,016,000 outpatient services. As a hub for technologically advanced medical care, the hospital is also a state leader in surgical volume with more than 13,700 annual procedures. In 2021, Reading Hospital became a 4-year regional campus of the College of Medicine. Additionally, students may choose to complete clinical education at any Tower Health outpatient sites available for training, such as the Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pennsylvania, locations.

  • Regional Medical Campus
  • 714 licensed beds
  • 33,219 Inpatient Admissions (FY2022)
  • 103,200 Emergency Department Visits (FY2022)
  • 1,016,250 Outpatient Visits (FY2022)
  • Designated by the PA Department of Human Services as an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence

Annie Robel: MD Program Class of 2023

Annie Robel's Tower Health - Reading Hospital Experience

"I loved the environment. It felt like when I walked in, there was just like an understanding among everyone that this is a teaching hospital – it seemed like everyone just got the memo. They were committed to taking the time to teach any learners and they made sure to be welcoming and open to questions. I never felt like I was really annoying someone by asking a question even when things were hectic and people were stressed out, and that was great for me." Read more.

Karen Restifo, MD, JD

Karen Restifo, MD, JD

Regional Vice Dean


The Biden administration recently launched its new “Birthing-Friendly” hospital designation to recognize high-quality maternity care. Many of the hospitals recognized are affiliated with the College of Medicine as clinical education sites and we congratulate them for their excellence. The new designation aims to improve outcomes, as 80 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, with concerning disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups. (November 2023)

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