Cardiovascular Services

Welcome to Cardiovascular Services. Our innovative, skilled physicians and staff provide highly specialized medical care in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostics
  • Electrophysiology

Our unique team approach brings together experts from different disciplines to determine the best course of treatment for you. As regional leaders in cardiovascular care, we can offer you the experience, expertise, and resources you require. At Reading Health System, you will find:

  • The only hybrid operating room in Berks County, allowing cardio thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons to work together
  • The only da Vinci® Surgical System facility in Berks County
  • The county’s first drive-by process to expedite “door-to-balloon” times for serious heart attack patients
  • Accredited Cardiac Ultrasound and Non-invasive Vascular Units

Utilizing the latest technology, we are committed to returning you to your regular routine as quickly as possible with minimal disruption.

Read more about what we do.

For more information, call 484-628-HELP (4357).

Awards

Healthgrades

Reading Hospital was named one of Healthgrades’ “America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2014” for:

Cardiac Care in 2014
Coronary Intervention in 2014
In addition, Reading Hospital received Healthgrades’ highest distinctions in these areas of Clinical Excellence:

Cardiac Care Excellence Award in 2014
Coronary Intervention Excellence Award in 2014
Reading Hospital was recognized in the report as being ranked in the Top 5% in the Nation in 2014 for:

Overall Cardiac Services in 2014
Cardiology Services in 2014
Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2014

Becker's Hospital Review Top 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

In 2014, Becker's Hospital Review designated Reading Hospital and its Miller Regional Heart Program as one of the Top 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs in the nation.

American Heart Association 2013 Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Improvement Award

Reading Hospital’s Regional Heart Center received this honor for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for heart failure patients.

American Heart Association 2013 Mission Lifeline Gold Receiving Award

Reading Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 24 month intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association named Reading Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.

American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry®-GWTG Premier Status

Reading Hospital achieved the American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry®-GWTG Premier status for acute coronary syndrome care.

Accreditations/Certifications

Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification

Reading Hospital received Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for the Heart Failure Program.

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.