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St. Joe’s Mission and Values


Mission

The Mission of St. Joseph’s is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.


The Core Values that guide us are:

  • Reverence

    Profound respect and awe for all creation; the foundation that shapes our spirituality, our relationships with others, and our journey with God.
  • Integrity

    Moral wholeness; soundness, fidelity, and trust in all we do.
  • Compassion

    Solidarity with one another; the capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow.
  • Excellence

    Pre-eminent performance; becoming the benchmark; putting forth our personal and professional best.

Who We Are

Penn State Health St. Joseph is a non-profit network consisting of St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Joseph Downtown Reading Campus, St. Joseph Medical Group and St. Joseph Provider Hospital Organization (PHO). Founded in 1873 by the Sisters of St. Francis, the network provides a full-range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services. The 380,000 sq. ft., 212-bed state-of-the-art hospital and health campus opened in late 2006 on 40 acres in Bern Township. In 2015, St. Joseph Regional Health Network was the first member to transition into Penn State Health, a newly-created non-profit entity of Penn State University.

Routinely ranked among the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the country in quality metrics, St. Joseph also is nationally certified as a Center of Excellence in Chest Pain, Stroke and Heart Failure. Nursing care at St. Joseph also has earned the distinction as a “Pathways to Excellence” accredited facility.

The mission of Penn State Health St. Joseph is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st Century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.

St. Joseph Medical Group is a network of 80 physicians and mid-level providers. The group includes: specialists in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalists, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Women’s Services and Vascular Surgery and is committed, along with the entire 380-member medical staff of providing the Berks region with the best medical care available from board certified and fellowship-trained physicians. St. Joseph also offers a family practice medical residency program, and provides clinical training for several nursing and allied health professionals. The network has about 1600 employees, $220 million in annual revenues and nearly 50,000 annual emergency room visits. St. Joseph is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).