Awards & Recognition

Verras' Medical Value Index™: One of 10 Best Value Hospitals in Pennsylvania

The Leapfrog Group

  • Only Pennsylvania Top Urban Hospital (2015)

Healthgrades

  • Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award™ (2014-2017)

PHC4 Hospital Performance Report 2013: Clinical outcome performance one of the strongest in the region

  • In five of 17 conditions, lower than expected rates for mortality and/or readmissions were reported
  • Second most relative to all other hospitals in the region

Ranked #1 in Pennsylvania by ProPublica for Knee and Hip Replacements

US News & World Report: 8th best hospital in PA

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: 4-Star Rating for Overall Hospital Quality

Cost

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

  • case-mix adjusted charges better than State and Regional benchmarks in every category.
  • 30-day hospital readmission rate was significantly lower than expected for elective knee replacements

Heart Services

Healthgrades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery: 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)

Joint Commission

  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Acute MI and Heart Failure
  • Disease-Specific Certification for Heart Failure Program

American Heart Association

  • Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure
  • Mission Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack

NCDR Platinum Performance Achievement Award ACTION Registry-GWTG

NCDR Premier Status Achievement Award Acute Coronary Syndrome-GWTG

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care

Becker’s Hospital Review: Top 100 Hospital with Great Heart Programs in Nation

US News: Rated High Performing for Congestive Heart Failure

Stroke Care/Neurosciences

Healthgrades

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™: 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences: 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke: 11 Years in a Row (2007-2017)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke: 12 Years in a Row (2006-2017)

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

  • Get With The Guidelines®– Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll: 11th consecutive year the Stroke Center has received the Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and the fourth consecutive year it has received the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll

Critical Care

Healthgrades

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care: 4 Years in a Row (2014-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis: 10 Years in a Row (2008-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism: 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure: 3 Years in a Row (2015-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies: 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016

Labor and Delivery

Healthgrades:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery: 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)

Orthopedics

Healthgrades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement, 2017

Pulmonary

Healthgrades

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 5 Years in a Row (2013-2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia: 6 Years in a Row (2012-2017)

Joint Commission

  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Pneumonia

Women's Health

Healthgrades

  • Women's Health Excellence Award™
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Women's Health in Labor and Delivery (2015)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™
  • Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery (2015)
  • Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery (2015)
  • Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery (2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery: 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

American College of Radiology’s Commission on Quality and Safety and Commission on Breast Imaging Care Award

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award

Surgical Services

Healthgrades

  • Five-Star Recipient for Overall Bariatric Surgery (2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award (2017)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery (2017)

Joint Commission

  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Surgical Care
  • Disease-Specific Certification in Total Hip Replacement
  • Disease-Specific Certification in Total Knee Replacement

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
  • Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement
  • Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery

American Society of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

US News: Rated High Performing for Knee Replacement

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

Center of Distinction for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

Accreditations/Certifications

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Accreditation

The Rehabilitation Center at Reading Hospital has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This accreditation is for:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs — Hospital (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs — Hospital: Amputation Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs — Hospital: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs — Hospital: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults)

Commission on Cancer Accreditation and Gold Rating

In 2016, McGlinn Cancer Institute was been officially recertified for three years by the Commission on Cancer with a gold rating based on the seven commendations received. This is the highest recognition possible for this type of reaccreditation.

Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™

The Joint Commission granted Reading Hospital full accreditation, a nationally recognized symbol of quality. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an onsite survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification

Reading Hospital received Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for the following programs:

  • Heart Failure Program
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Total Hip Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Joint Replacement

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification

Reading Health Physician Network - Hematology Oncology has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Certified Urgent Care Center Category 1 Designation by the Urgent Care Association of America

Reading Health Urgent Care has been awarded the Certified Urgent Care Center Category 1 designation by the Urgent Care Association of America(UCAOA).

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Chest Pain Center

Reading Hospital exceeded national requirements to renew its accreditation as a Chest Pain Center, the first facility in our community to achieve this lifesaving designation from The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Full Accreditation

The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is fully accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society. This accreditation recognizes superior clinicians, leadership, safety, and quality of patient care in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons Approval with Commendation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has accredited McGlinn Cancer Institute. The institute was granted a three-year approval with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

American Association of Blood Banks Accreditation

Reading Hospital received accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks following an intensive onsite assessment.

Affiliations

  • AllSpire Health Partners

Academic Centers

  • Alvernia University
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University
  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
  • McMasters University
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Washington University Medical Center

Industry Sponsors

  • AstraZeneca
  • Janssen
  • Merck
  • Sanofi Pasteur

Government Agencies

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Institutes of Health

Medical Research Institutes

  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
  • National Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Saint Jude Medical