Published on February 20, 2020

Reading Hospital CEO Appointed to HAP Board of Directors

West Reading, PA., February 20, 2020 - The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), a statewide membership services organization that has advocated for the health and well-being of all commonwealth citizens for almost a century, has announced the appointment of William M. Jennings President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reading Hospital - Tower Health, to its board of directors for a one-year term effective January 1, 2020.William Jennings

HAP is a statewide membership services association that represents nearly 240 organizations, as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online at

"It is a privilege to serve on the HAP Board of Directors," said Mr. Jennings. "I look forward to working with my colleagues across the state to improve the health and wellness of the residents in all Pennsylvania communities."

Mr. Jennings joined Reading Hospital as President and CEO in October 2018 and provides leadership to operations, performance, strategy, employee and physician engagement, and service to the community. Prior to joining Reading Hospital he served as CEO of Bridgeport Hospital, an urban teaching hospital affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine and part of Yale New Haven Health System.

As one of the 22 healthcare leaders from across the commonwealth serving on the board, Mr. Jennings will be actively involved in the development of HAP's public policy and supporting its mission of ensuring and caring for a healthier Pennsylvania.

"The healthcare landscape continues to evolve so it is essential that our Board of Directors provide expert vision and leadership for our initiatives and strategic direction," said Andy Carter, HAP's president and CEO, "We are grateful Bill will share his expertise with our experienced board.

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