Reading Hospital Joins Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
August 27, 2013
Reading Hospital has joined the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN).
Developed by The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, JHCRN is designed to establish a network of academic and community-based clinical researchers. The network provides opportunities for research collaborations and accelerates the transfer of new diagnostic, treatment, and disease-prevention advances from the research arena to patient care.
"It is an honor to be the only hospital in Pennsylvania to partner with Johns Hopkins through this elite research affiliation. Having access to these clinical research protocols will further advance our clinical capabilities to better meet the health needs of our community," said Clint Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reading Health System.
JHCRN creates a bridge for research between Johns Hopkins and community-based medical centers, linking physician-scientists with physicians who provide direct patient care.
David George, MD, Reading Hospital's Vice President of Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer, said, "Collaborative research within JHCRN strengthens the spirit of inquiry among Reading Hospital staff and supports our efforts to offer the highest level of care to the members of our community."
Reading Hospital hopes to be involved in its first JHCRN study late this summer.