Reading Health Emergency Department Highlights

  • Reading Hospital established in 1867
  • Main West Reading facility is located on a beautiful, 36 acre suburban campus.
  • 647+ Beds, 22 Building Complex
  • The Health System ranks within the top five for patient volume in Pennsylvania.
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Busiest Emergency Department in Pennsylvania, 8th Busiest in the United States.
  • Emergency Department which provides a unique opportunity to train in a high-volume, high-acuity environment in an academic community setting, with over 133,000 annual emergency visits.
  • Reading Health System is one of two hospitals within Berks County which has a population of over 400,000 potential patients, serving patients with diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

 

  • The Emergency Department is well equipped and staffed by ancillary services to support the educational mission and clinical workload.
  • ED is equipped with three dedicated ED CT scanners, a radiologic suite for plain radiographs, as well as multiple portable digital radiography machines. MRI and ultrasound studies are also available 24/7 and there is a dedicated ultra-sonographer who is housed in the ED at all times. Point of care ultrasounds are also available for bedside evaluation.
  • ED is over 88,000 square feet with five dedicated treatment areas to treat a variety of patient complains.
  • Epic was implemented as our EMR in 2013