Published on August 22, 2019

Reading Hospital Hosts 'The Latest Advancements in Joint Replacement Surgery'

Today, August 22, Reading Hospital Joint Care Center will host "The Latest Advancements in Joint Replacement Surgery." This educational event is for individuals who would like to learn more about hip, knee, and hand surgery and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading at 1741 Papermill Road beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The free event "sold-out" to 200 attendees who will learn firsthand about the latest advancements in joint replacements, hand procedures, and surgery preparations through "patient optimization" to maximize their recovery. 

"When a patient commits to having joint replacement surgery we work together to optimize their health before surgery," said Stephen Longenecker, MD, Medical Director, Joint Care Center at Reading Hospital. "We address health issues such as sleep apnea, hypertension, medical weight loss, creating healthy habits, and more. Addressing these important health issues helps patients recover more quickly so they are able to get back to doing the things they love." 

Media is invited to attend the event. Physicians are available for interviews by 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