Dr. Marc Rovito remembers the early years of breast cancer treatment. “I’m an old-timer,” said Rovito, medical director and medical oncologist at Penn State Health St. Joseph’s cancer center. “I’ve been doing this awhile. If you had a 1 centimeter (tumor) you always got chemo. Period. Those are women we don’t by and large treat with chemotherapy. There are a lot of women who are no longer exposed to chemotherapy that used to be.”
Texan Suzanne Lindley, a long time survivor of advanced metastatic colorectal cancer and the Co-Founder of Say YES to HOPE will share her incredible story during a free talk preceding the Reading Phillies game at First Energy Stadium on June 2nd starting at 2:30 p.m.
Penn State Health and Berks Cardiologists, Ltd. announced today they have reached agreement for the cardiology practice to join Penn State Health Medical Group. Together, they will continue a tradition of providing exceptional cardiology services to Berks and Schuylkill County residents.
April 4, 2018 – A new $5.5 million addition to the Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center to open by year’s end will offer people in the Berks region faster, more targeted radiation treatments close to home.
March 1, 2018 Penn State Health St. Joseph announced Thursday at a launch event at Schuylkill Valley High School that it was collaborating with the Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainers Association on a county-wide, multi-year public health training program to educate the Berks Community on the role bystanders can play in saving the lives of victims who sustain injuries that lead to uncontrolled bleeding.
Penn State Health St. Joseph’s free program will help public “flag” potential health issues Health4Cast offers biometric studies, face-to-face wellness consults. Reading, Pa., February 15, 2018 — Members of the public can get a free check on their body mass index, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol at Penn State Health St. Joseph with the start of a monthly program designed to uncover early warning signs of possibly larger health issues. The first event is Tuesday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital’s Bern Township campus.
Dr. Amal Kebede examines patients for a living, guiding them on a path toward relief.
As a specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology, Kebede works with people who are dealing with pain, stiffness and swelling. She addresses complex problems when the immune system has gone awry or patients have aches that won’t go away.
Penn State Health is expanding the availability of its advanced surgical expertise to the Berks region this month, an effort bolstered by the generosity of a Berks County couple. Ray and Carole Neag have pledged $2 million to Penn State Health St. Joseph for the acquisition of the da Vinci Xi
Penn State Health St. Joseph’s 2017 Golf Tournament, hosted by St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, raised more than $51,000 in net proceeds to benefit the medical equipment and technology fund at St. Joseph. The tournament was held last Monday at Bellewood Country Club.
Penn State Health St. Joseph will offer free flu shots for adults and children on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main lobby of the Bern Township campus.
While not required in order to receive the vaccine, the hospital also is accepting donations of non-perishable foods or supplies which it will donate to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County and Humane Society of Berks County.