Published on September 17, 2019

Reading Hospital Goes Orange to Recognize 'World Patient Safety Day' 

West Reading, PA., September 16, 2019 - On Tuesday, September 17, Reading Hospital will recognize the first annual "World Patient Safety Day," as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO). To acknowledge the ongoing commitment to patient safety provided by team members the fountain at the 6th Avenue/Clock Tower entrance will be orange. 

As part of their international campaign to raise awareness to the importance of patient safety WHO encouraged participants to light a fountain or monument in orange. 

"Patient safety is the top priority of every team member at Reading Hospital," said William M. Jennings, President and CEO, Reading Hospital. "Every individual works diligently to ensure they are providing the highest quality care to our patients and families as they heal."

Media is invited to see the fountain. Photos will be available upon request.

About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS. For more information, visit