Tower Health Hospitals Earn U.S. News Ratings

WEST READING PA – Tower Health’s Reading Hospital has been recognized as a “2022-2023 Best Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report, the health system reported Tuesday (July 26, 2022), and its Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals earned “2022-2023 High Performing” ratings in specialty areas, it added.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year of publication by Washington DC-based U.S. News, are designed to assist patients and their doctors. The intent is to help them make in making informed decisions about where to seek quality care for health conditions or elective procedures.

Reading Hospital was ranked eighth best in Pennsylvania, and recognized in Northeastern PA and the Lehigh Valley. It also was rated high performing in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, pulmonary and lung surgery, and urology.

Reading additionally received high performing marks regionally in specialty care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, pneumonia, and stroke.

Pottstown Hospital earned high performing ratings for COPD and kidney failure. Phoenixville Hospital earned a high performing rating for COPD.

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience, and level of nursing care.

“This acknowledgment of our highly skilled clinicians and support staff clearly demonstrates their commitment to … providing high-quality healthcare to the community,” Tower Health President and CEO P. Sue Perrotty said.

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