Attendees at the Annual Rehabilitation Carnival

Healing does not have a set timeline, but there are things that can encourage and support those in the process.

Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing (RHRW) will host their annual carnival on September 15 for current and former patients, their families, and staff in recognition of National Rehabilitation Week. The event is sponsored by the Reading Hospital Foundation

 During the week of September 18 to 23 this year, National Rehabilitation Week will be observed to raise awareness of the benefits of rehabilitation and the capabilities of people with disabilities.

A special treat for guests will be ice cream from Mr. Softee, as well as live entertainment from Keith Scharlach, also known as Mr. Nice Guy, the Berks County resident who suffered a traumatic brain injury. In addition, patients will also have the chance to throw shaving cream pies at members of Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing's leadership and care team.

“As we commemorate National Rehabilitation Week this year, we recognize our entire multidisciplinary team and their many contributions to our patients' recovery,” said Kelley Crozier, MD, Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Reading Hospital. “Our Rehabilitation Carnival is a fun and therapeutic event to provide patients, their families, and our staff with a space to celebrate our patients in their recovery journey.”

The carnival will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Healing Garden at Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing, 2802 Papermill Road, Wyomissing. Guests are invited to play a variety of carnival games put together by various teams at Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing such as:

  • Brain Injury Team’s “Toilet Paper Toss”
  • Stroke Team’s “Duck Shoot” with NERF Blasters and faux ducks
  • Spinal Cord Injury Team’s “Fishbowl Toss”
  • Amputee Team’s “Golf Par Tee”
  • Parkinson Team’s “Rock Steady Boxing”

“We are grateful for the opportunity to sponsor this event,” said Katherine Thornton, President, Reading Hospital Foundation. “ Recognizing our patients' healing journeys is so meaningful, and this event highlights this process in such a fun, memorable way. Thank you to all the teams who worked diligently to organize this event for our deserving patients, their families, and staff members.”


About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 697-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 1,000 physicians, specialists, and advanced practice providers across 49 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across service lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for four consecutive years and has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2022 and 2023. For more information, visit

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