Charles F. Barbera, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at The Reading Hospital, was recently honored by Alvernia University with the Distinguished Alumni Award. A 2001 graduate of Alvernia's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, Barbera was recognized for the valuable contributions he's made to the University, his community, his profession, and the nation.
Dr. Barbera extended his reach beyond the nation's border by traveling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia earlier this year to help establish the nation's first trauma center. He was part of at 10-person team sponsored by Medical Teams International.
A resident of Wyomissing, Dr. Barbera has been a member of the Hospital's Active Medical Staff since 1996. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and is board-certified in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Barbera is the first Healthcare MBA graduate to receive the award.