Reading Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among Pennsylvania's best hospitals, owner Tower Health said Tuesday. Pottstown and Phoenixville hospitals also won U.S. News recognition in specialty areas.
Physician Assistant Theresa Cedzo, a 30-year veteran medical specialist in workplace and industrial health issues, has joined the occupational health team at Pottstown Hospital's CarePlex facility.
Tower Health on Tuesday released separate community health needs assessments for its five hospitals, including Pottstown and Phoenixville. During the next three years, it said, all will work to address key health equity issues.
Pottstown Hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Center in Boyertown, located at 23 N. Walnut St., has won gold seal accreditation in mammography and lung cancer screening from the American College of Radiology.
In his new role, Dr. John Derderian will work to improve Tower Health's clinical quality, safety, and financial results. He also continues to lead hospitalist services in Pottstown, Phoenixville, and its other hospitals.
Pottstown Hospital health care and security employees have finished training with borough police officers and a Montgomery County SWAT team in an active shooter drill held in a closed portion of the building.
A board-certified nurse executive, Christine Keithly will be responsible for nursing strategic and financial planning across the Tower Health system, including hospitals in Pottstown and Phoenixville.
In an expanded role, Dr. Brian Lahmann will offer clinical oversight for emergency services initiatives throughout Tower Health facilities, including its hospitals in Pottstown and Phoenixville.