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About Us

In 1873, the Sisters of St. Francis and Monsignor George Bornemann founded St. Joseph’s Hospital in Reading to provide much-needed healthcare services to people from all walks of life. From humble origins, the hospital grew through a shared commitment with friends in the community who believed in and financially supported our healing mission.

Today, Penn State Health St. Joseph is a vibrant, comprehensive provider of award-winning healthcare services to the people of Berks County and beyond. What hasn’t changed is the partnership with our friends in the community who share and support our passion for restoring and maintaining good health.

We bring together your passion in caring for others with the growing healthcare needs of our community. Your financial support helps us purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology, improve patient care and enhance a wide range of healthcare programs and services at our Bern Township Medical Center, St. Joseph Downtown Reading and our growing network of outpatient locations. We are blessed by a generous spirit of giving shared by our benefactors. Their compassion has a profound and far-reaching impact on the lives of our patients and their families. We invite you to join us as we build on our tradition of innovation and our legacy of care to address the healthcare needs of our community.

Please call 610-378-2477 to learn how you can invest in a healthier community.

Mission Statement

The St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation created to support the mission and specifically the services of Penn State Health St. Joseph. Working collaboratively with the Penn State Health St. Joseph Board of Directors and the parent corporation, Penn State Health, the Foundation Board establishes programs and policies to achieve the fundraising objectives of the Development Office which sustain the mission of Penn State Health St. Joseph.

St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation Board

John T. Pagerly, CPA, Chair

Partner & CFO, Herbein + Company

Gretchen Naso, Vice Chair

Certified Valuation Analyst, RKL, LLP

Joseph J. Frank, President

Penn State Health St. Joseph Interim President

Karen R. Arnold

Community Leader

Sheilah A. Borne

Assistant Vice President of Governmental Health Relations, Penn State University

Carol Ann Bourrié

Community Leader

Scott R. Burky

Principal, Burky Training and Consulting

Glenn S. Corbin, O.D.

President, Wyomissing Optometric Center

Kenneth A. Haupt

First Vice President/ Investments, AWMA, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

Kim Hippert-Eversgerd

Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager, Fulton Bank

Mark C. Kunkle

President, Power Kunkle

Helen J. Najarian

International Student Admission Associate, Lancaster Country Day School

Timothy D. Romig

Market President PA and NJ, Customers Bank

Timothy P. Snyder

President & Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Bank

Andrew Waxler, MD

Cardiologist, Berks Cardiologists, Ltd.