Published on May 19, 2020

Reading Hospital Foundation Purchases PPE Equipment

Thanks to Community Donations

West Reading, PA., May 19, 2020 - Reading Hospital Foundation has purchased more than $50,000 of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate to Reading Hospital employees. The funds for these items were made possible by donations to the hospital's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
With the donated funds the Foundation purchased:

  • 14,000 procedure masks
  • 6,000 N95 respirator masks
  • 60,300 pairs of latex free gloves
  • 2,640 liters of hand sanitizer

"The donation of PPE for our team members at Reading Hospital has proven essential," said William M. Jennings, Reading Hospital President and CEO. "Maintaining the safety of our patients and employees is paramount in helping to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities."

"We are pleased to be able to provide this important equipment to Reading Hospital employees," said Kate Thornton President, Reading Hospital Foundation. "My thanks to the many generous individuals and businesses in the community that made this donation to the employees possible."

During this time of critical community need, many have come forward to ask how they can help.
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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