1897

St. Joseph Hospital was incorporated by the State of Pennsylvania in 1897. The twelve petitioners, all laymen, formed the first official Board of Trustees. Their names will be found in the section marked “Board of Directors.” They are as follows:

Name Residence
James N. Ermentrout Reading, Pennsylvania
Thomas C. Zimmerman Reading, Pennsylvania
H. Willis Bland Reading, Pennsylvania
Nathan Harbester Reading, Pennsylvania
William Nolan Reading, Pennsylvania
Fred S. Jones Reading, Pennsylvania
Philip Rufe Reading, Pennsylvania
Irwin S. Smith Reading, Pennsylvania
C. Raymond Heizmann Reading, Pennsylvania
Lambert A. Rehr Reading, Pennsylvania
William Kerper Stevens Reading, Pennsylvania
Jesse G. Hawley Reading, Pennsylvania

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