Accreditations & Affiliations

Accreditations/Certifications

Magnet® Recognition

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has honored Reading Hospital with Magnet® recognition, the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Reading Hospital joined an elite group of 441 hospitals worldwide and 27 Pennsylvania hospitals that have received this honor.

ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program honors healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. Magnet designation indicates to patients that the hospital offers a safe environment with excellent patient outcomes, and it indicates to nurses and physicians that it is a top-quality place to practice.

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

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
  • AllSpire Health Partners

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