Published on May 29, 2020

Reading Hospital Employees Fighting COVID Receive Gift from The Loomis Company

West Reading, PA., May 29, 2020 - On Thursday, May 14, more than 1,000 Reading Hospital employees working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a $25 Wawa gift card from The Loomis Company. William M. Jennings, Reading Hospital President and CEO, along with members of the Reading Hospital nursing team accepted the donation from James (Jim) Loomis Sr., The Loomis Company CEO, and James (Jimmie) Loomis Jr., The Loomis Company COO, on behalf of their colleagues.

"This generous gift from The Loomis Company is truly remarkable," said Mr. Jennings. "The team here at Reading Hospital has been working extremely hard caring for our COVID-19 patients. The support of patients, families, friends, and businesses like The Loomis Company during this challenging time has made a real impact and will not be forgotten."

"We know how hard the employees are working," said Mr. Loomis Sr., The Loomis Company CEO. "These individuals have trained for such circumstances and are now bravely serving on the front lines of the pandemic. We hope this donation is a reminder to the recipients that the community is grateful for their dedication to the health of our friends, families, and neighbors."

COVID Donation Loomis Company

Featured left to right in the photo: William M. Jennings, Reading Hospital President and CEO; Terri Waters, RN, CCRN, Surgical Care Intensive Unit; Allison Dougherty, RN, Medical Intensive Care Unit; Patricia Sanchez, BSN, RN, Emergency Department; Shari Whalen, RN, Emergency Department; James (Jim) Loomis Sr., The Loomis Company CEO; James (Jimmie) Loomis Jr., The Loomis Company COO; Karen Hill, RN, BSN, Surgical Care Intensive Care Unit; Jean Petersheim, RN, Medical Intensive Care Unit; Peter Lukawski, RN, Medical Intensive Care Unit; Brooke Cipolla, RN, Emergency Department; Katherine Thornton, President, Reading Hospital Foundation.

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 49 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 four consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS two years in a row. For more information, visit