We partner with expert pediatricians, as well as skilled pediatric nurses – more than 85 percent of whom are certified in their specialty. Trust us to prioritize your loved one’s health as much as you do.
Pediatric Services at Reading Hopsital
Help your child grow up as healthy and strong as possible with:
Pediatric Asthma Care. Comprehensive pediatric care and treatment for asthma.
- Emergency care. Skilled, sensitive pediatricians who use medical tools sized for children
- Newborn care. The region’s leading Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a follow-up NICU program that tracks your baby’s progress
- Outpatient care. Primary care, behavioral health services, and routine medical services for children of all ages
- Sleep medicine. Sleep tests and treatment recommendations provided close to home
- F.I.T.T. Nutrition and Fitness Program. Ten to 12 weeks of exercise and nutrition guidance for children with obesity
- Weight Management. Medically supervised, nonsurgical weight-loss programs offering customized care and support to children of all ages.
Family-Centered Hospital Care
Meet with a pediatrician, nurse, and other medical staff throughout day your child is a patient at Reading Hospital to discuss progress and the care plan. You’ll be able to ask questions and get to know the people caring for your child.
Pediatric Emergency Department
Should your child need emergency care, the Reading Hospital emergency room is staffed with pediatricians, critical care specialists, board certified Emergency Medicine Physicians and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians . We have emergency equipment ready to help young patients, from newborns through teenagers.
Child-Friendly Hospital Unit
During a hospital stay, your child will enjoy a private room with a plasma flat-screen TV, and sleeping accommodations for a parent. Visit your child any time of day or night.
If your child needs to be admitted to the hospital, he or she will likely be seen by a pediatric hospitalist. Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians with a specialty in inpatient medicine. The physicians in the section of pediatric hospital medicine are board-certified pediatricians. Additionally, the members of this group either have an additional board certification in pediatric hospital medicine or are working towards this certification.
A pediatric hospitalist is in the hospital 24 hours/day, 7 days per week. This allows the physician to reexamine your child throughout the day and night, respond to emergencies rapidly, answer questions, and reduce the amount of time your child needs to remain in the hospital. The pediatric hospitalist team works closely with nursing and respiratory therapy in order to provide high quality, evidence-based, comprehensive, family-centered care.
The pediatric hospitalist team partners with your child’s primary care physician to provide a seamless transition back to outpatient care. In addition to sending documentation of the visit, the hospitalist team will speak with your physician directly to discuss your child’s care, and to ensure that he or she is aware of any recommended follow up.
Our pediatric hospitalists are dedicated to providing current evidence-based care. They participate in the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network, a worldwide group that keeps up to date on the latest medical research and treatments.
Outpatient Pediatric Care
Take advantage of one of our convenient pediatric outpatient offices for both well and sick visits.
Pediatrics - Tower Health Medical Group (formerly Wyomissing Pediatrics)
Pediatrics - Tower Health Medical Group understands that raising a child is a rewarding and challenging experience.
We provide quality pediatric care from birth through adolescence for a wide range of needs, including:
Acute and chronic illnesses
Developmental and behavioral issues
Multiple and premature births
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is also open to sick visits on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Appointments can be made by calling 610-898-9380.
Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Call the Sleep Center at 484-628-8749.
Sleep problems are one of the most common issues parents face with their kids. If your child has trouble sleeping, you may wonder if the cause is simply bad sleep habits or if it could be a sign of a more serious medical condition. The sleep center can help to determine if there is a problem that requires intervention.
When to Call the Doctor
Actual sleep disorders are rare in children, but if your child shows any of the following symptoms or behaviors, let your child’s doctor know if he or she:
- Has episodes of snoring, gasping, and/or choking during sleep
- Breathes through the mouth most of the time
- Seems increasingly sleepy during the day
- Displays significant behavioral changes, including attention disorders
- Has nightmares, night terrors, or sleep walks/talks
- Encounters bed wetting or other unusual events during sleep
Diagnosis & Treatment
Your child’s doctor may recommend an overnight sleep study. There is no longer a need for families to travel outside the region for specialty diagnostic sleep tests and a customized treatment plan. Reading Hospital Sleep Center provides expert pediatric sleep care close to home.
Reading Hospital Sleep Center, in collaboration with dedicated pediatric sleep specialists from world-renowned St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, provides the medical expertise, advanced technology, pediatric support, and a family focused environment to help determine the cause your child’s sleep issues.
We work closely with your child's doctor to help provide our young patients with a personalized plan of care.
Pregnancy & Parenting
Our Centering Healthcare programs bring together women’s healthcare experts and a small group of moms-to-be or new moms to learn about mother and baby health and connect with other women.
Centering Healthcare connects you with others.
Sessions focus on improving health, reducing health risks, and enhancing the well-being of moms, babies, and families. Meetings always allow extra time to visit with other participants and share experiences.
CenteringPregnancy groups teach eight to 12 expectant moms with similar due dates about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. During monthly meetings, a healthcare provider provides personal health assessments and education. The program improves your health, self-image, and self-care during pregnancy. Guided discussions allow you to share concerns and ask questions.
CenteringParenting groups meet every one to three months and offer six to eight families with young kids a chance to meet with a pediatric expert for well-child health assessments, immunizations, and development screenings. Meetings give you time to bond with your baby and focus on your health goals, such as weight control, stress management, nutrition, and family planning.