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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 healthcare network consisting of Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Penn State Health Downtown Reading Campus, Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group, Penn State Health St. Joseph Physician Hospital Organization and St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation.

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., 204-bed state-of-the-art hospital and health campus opened in late 2006 on 40 acres in Bern Township. Penn State Health St. Joseph was formerly known as St. Joseph Regional Health Network. St. Joseph was part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national system of 78 health care providers in 13 states with headquarters in Colorado. St. Joseph left CHI to join Penn State Health, a newly-formed regional system in July, 2015.

St. Joseph has national accreditations for its centers of excellence for Chest Pain, Stroke, Heart Failure and Cancer Care. Penn State Health St. Joseph has 18 ambulatory care and urgent care centers serving the Berks region, which has a population of about 450,000 residents. Among the services offered are urgent care, imaging and lab studies, and physical therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and other outpatient services. St. Joseph’s Downtown Reading Campus at 6th and Walnut Streets anchors the ambulatory network and is the largest primary care provider in the City of Reading. It operates out of a thriving 266,000 square foot facility that provides family practice, women’s and children’s services and outpatient diagnostic services. The downtown facility has been lauded as a model for inner city primary care as well as offers innovative patient center approaches to maternity and diabetes management, which served as a precursor to its population health initiatives.

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group is a network of more than 150 physicians and mid-level providers. The group includes Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Hospitalists, and specialists in a variety of areas including: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Women’s Services and Vascular Surgery and is committed to providing the Berks community with quality medical care available from board certified and fellowship-trained physicians. Medical group physicians are part of a nearly 400 member medical staff which also consists of board certified and fellowship trained physicians, many of whom remain in independent practice. Penn State Health St. Joseph also offers a family practice medical residency program, and is a site for clinical training for several college and university nursing and allied health professional degree programs.

Penn State Health St. Joseph has nearly 1600 employees, $240 million in annual operating revenue. It records about 47,000 annual emergency room visits and roughly 7500 inpatient admissions annually.

  • Penn State Health St. Joseph provides a full-range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services on its campus in Bern Township opened in 2006.
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph has nationally accredited centers for Chest Pain, Stroke, Heart Failure and Cancer care.
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph has 18 outpatient care centers serving Berks County with Urgent Care, X-Ray and Lab Services.
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Downtown Reading Campus at 6th and Walnut Streets is the largest primary care provider in the City of Reading. It offers family practice, women’s and children’s services and outpatient diagnostic services.
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Medical Group and its medical staff number early 400 board certified and fellowship trained physicians in all specialties.
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph trains future doctors in its family practice medical residency program and nurses and other allied health professionals.
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph has nearly 1600 employees, $240 million in annual operating revenue. Annually, it records about 47,000 annual emergency room visits and roughly 7500 inpatient admissions.
  • St. Joseph join Penn State Health, a newly-formed regional system in July, 2015, from the $28-billion Catholic Health Initiatives network of hospitals based in Denver, Colorado.