Becker’s Hospital Review Recognizes Reading Hospital as One of America’s Great Hospitals

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WEST READING, PA — Reading Hospital has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2023 “Great Hospitals in America” list.

According to Becker’s, recognized hospitals are renowned for clinical excellence, patient safety, innovation efforts, research and education, and patient satisfaction. The hospitals included on this list are healthcare leaders who contribute to breakthroughs and discoveries that impact the future of medicine. Their expertise benefits not only the communities they serve, but also the healthcare field as a whole.

“Our team receives consistent high ratings from outside agencies which are driven by the quality of care and the expertise of our physicians, clinical team members, and support staff,” said Charles F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital president and CEO. “We strive to live up to our reputation as a pillar of strength and a true partner in the community through the care we provide to our patients and by educating the next generation of healthcare providers.”

Pursuing academic excellence is fundamental to the mission of Reading Hospital.  Reading Hospital supports the education of future physicians, APPs, nurses, and many other clinical team members through its affiliation with the DUCOM Medical School at Wyomissing, the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and a robust internship program for high school students.

Reading Hospital is proud of its many clinical achievements, including:

  • Magnet® Designated for Nursing Excellence from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Healthgrades – One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™
  • Healthgrades –  America’s 100 Best Specialty Care: Stroke Care
  • Healthgrades –  Recipient of Excellence Award™: Cardiac Surgery, Joint Replacement, Neurosciences, Pulmonary Care
  • Healthgrades -Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award
  • Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals
  • American Heart Association 2023 Get with the Guidelines – Gold Plus Target Heart Failure and Target:Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Award
  • American Heart Association Gold Recognition Mission: Lifeline® STEMI
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“I’m so proud of the team at the hospital for this prestigious recognition,” Dr. Barbera added. “While the clinical accolades are important, I think our people are what set our hospital apart. I see how hard they work every day for their patients, community, and each other, and I take great pride when others recognize their extraordinary efforts.”

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 rankings, Healthgrades, CMS star ratings and The Leapfrog Group safety grades. Becker’s also accepted nominations for this list.

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