West Reading, PA., January 12, 2021 - Reading Hospital – Tower Health received approval to add six new Residency and Fellowship programs in 2020. The hospital now offers fellowship programs in Nephrology, Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. The hospital also added residency programs in Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. When the programs are fully operational, they will educate an additional 60 resident and fellows per year at Reading Hospital.
Reading Hospital now has 21 residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as well as other accrediting bodies. The nine ACGME-accredited residency programs are Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Surgery, and Transitional Year. Reading Hospital also has 12 fellowships available for residents to pursue after graduation, including programs for Addiction Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology and Diabetes/Metabolism, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Surgical/Critical Care.
“Residents and fellows have long been an integral part of the care team at Reading Hospital,” said William M. Jennings, President and CEO of Reading Hospital. “In addition to providing high-quality care to our patients, we are honored to train the next generation of physicians who will serve our community and communities across the country.”
Mark G. Martens, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Tower Health, added, “The addition of these new Residency and Fellowship programs further demonstrates Tower Health’s ongoing commitment to our growing academic mission. With the addition of these programs, the health system now has a combined total of 45 Fellowship and Residency programs.”
Reading Hospital was recently named one of the top 50 best teaching hospitals in the United States, according to a ranking released by Washington Monthly Magazine and the Lown Institute.
About Tower Health
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. With approximately 14,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 25 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.