Academics & Medical Education

Reading Hospital is an independent academic medical center providing comprehensive acute care, post-acute rehabilitation, behavioral, and occupational health services.

The West Reading facility in scenic Berks County consists of a 22-building complex located on a 36-acre suburban campus.

Excellence in Medical Care

Our Medical Staff exceeds 970 physicians and allied health professionals in 53 distinctive specialty fields.

Reading Hospital’s employee family numbers more than 6,900 men and women in both clinical and support services, designating us the largest employer in the county.

A regional referral center for cardiac, cancer, neonatology, behavioral health, and orthopedic services, Reading Hospital perennially ranks among the top four Pennsylvania hospitals in:

  • Patient admissions
  • Surgical procedures
  • Emergency care volume
  • Outpatient services

Our ancillary departments include:

  • Nutrition services and dietary counseling
  • Laboratory services
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech and hearing services
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Chaplaincy
  • Social services
  • Comprehensive behavioral health services - including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and drug and alcohol detoxification

A Focus on Medical Education

Medical education is an integral part of our mission with a fully-staffed Academic Affairs Department dedicated to graduate medical education including medical residencies, continuing medical education, undergraduate medical education, youth education and research.

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences at Reading Hospital is recognized for outstanding academics and clinical experiences. Our accredited Programs equip graduates with valuable practice experience through on-site and community-based clinical opportunities.

School of Medical Laboratory Science

The School of Medical Laboratory Science prepares students for direct entry into the workplace, with a solid foundation in key scientific principles, laboratory procedures, and practical skills.

Library Services

Finally, Reading Hospital Library Services Department provides information resources and services to medical staff, residents, employees, and students of Reading Health System.

Internships and Training

Reading Hospital maintains a collaborative relationship with Albright College in order to provide an educational experience for undergraduate pre-med students and doctoral students through internships and training.

Medical Student Rotations

Reading Hospital is a major teaching affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and Penn State College of Medicine. We provide medical student rotations for more than 250 medical students each year.