Reading Hospital Magnet Champions are partnering with the United Way to coordinate the 2022 Stuff the Bus - Adopt a Classroom campaign for Reading School District. More than 100 hospital departments adopted a total of 120 classrooms in Glenside Elementary, Millmont Elementary, and Tyson-Schoener Elementary, along with all 27 Reading Area School District Nurses. Team members at Reading Hospital assemble "dream boxes" for each classroom, consisting of supplies teachers and school nurses frequently purchase on their own to support student learning and health.
On Friday, August 26, a Reading Hospital shuttle bus, a bus from BCIU, and Reading School District trucks will hit the road and visit all participating sites, including outpatient offices and the hospital, to pick up donated Dream Boxes. The bus is scheduled to be at Reading Hospital Clock Tower from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Buses are then scheduled to stop at each school, where the Reading Hospital's Magnet Champion Team, who coordinated the event, will deliver donations to the school faculty.
"This event is a favorite of our employees and the Magnet Champion team," said Barbara Romig, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Reading Hospital. "We are proud to support the students and teachers at Reading School District as they prepare for a new school year. I sincerely thank the Magnet Champion team for their efforts organizing this event and all the team members who generously donated items to make this year’s event a success."
Dr. Jennifer Murray, Superintendent, added, "The Reading School District is grateful to the staff at Reading Hospital and the United Way of Berks County for coming together to support our students and educators for a successful new school year."
Media is invited to attend the event. Photos will be available upon request.
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 services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for four consecutive years (and moving up to America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2022) and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS two years in a row. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.