150 years after its founding, Reading Hospital celebrates a century-and-a-half of caring for the community. The hospital selected Bookhouse Group to commemorate this historic milestone with Celebrating a Century and a Half of Care: A Pictorial History, a beautiful 96-page, hardcover book.

Founded in 1868 to serve area residents with compassionate care, it was nurtured by community leaders who understood the importance of a local healthcare facility. Generations later, Reading Hospital continues to operate on the same guiding principles and community support.

In its early years of rapid growth and challenging finances, the hospital persevered with help from the community. Benefactors provided financial backing and management expertise to position the hospital for continued growth and service to the community. Throughout the 20th century, the hospital met the growing need for healthcare services with expansions in the physical hospital, and in the scope of clinical care.

Today, Reading Hospital is the hub of Tower Health, a regional healthcare system, based in West Reading, and serving eastern Pennsylvania with advanced technology, an integrated network of primary care and specialist physicians, six hospitals, and a provider-payer health plan.

Today, more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations offer comprehensive care ranging from prevention, screenings, and education to the latest clinical services and treatments. In 2018, Reading Hospital celebrates its tradition—and mission—of caring for a community with its commitment to blending the best of medical advances with compassion and concern.


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