Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or chemical irritants. It is a serious infection or inflammation in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.
The Reading Hospital uses evidence-based treatment guidelines to promote consistency of care and positive patient outcomes. On a monthly basis, a special team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, cardiac rehab nurses, quality improvement staff, and emergency response personnel meets to review the care of our pneumonia patients and identify opportunities for improvement.
Click below to see how The Reading Hospital compares with other providers in the treatment of pneumonia.