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Reading Health System to Host Ribbon Cutting at On-Site Pharmacy

Jun 13, 2017 • by Reading Health System
Reading Health System

Reading Health hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Reading Hospital Ambulatory Pharmacy. The new pharmacy is located in within the hospital’s 5th  Avenue entrance next to the Tower Café. President and CEO, Clint Matthews, will make opening remarks and guests will have the opportunity to tour the pharmacy.

The new, full service, pharmacy will be open seven days a week. Prescriptions will be able to be tracked and refilled through the pharmacies website along with the option to sign up for the text message alerts for when prescriptions are ready for refill or pickup. Patients at Reading Health will be able to have their prescriptions filled and delivered to their room before discharge. For the safety of the community the pharmacy will serve as a drop off location for unused and expired medicine to ensure proper disposal. 

About Reading Health

Reading Health, headquartered in West Reading, PA, is an integrated, nonprofit healthcare system serving communities in Berks and surrounding counties. More than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations offer comprehensive, quality care ranging from prevention, screenings, and education to the latest clinical services and treatments. The system includes Reading Hospital, a 714-bed hospital offering advanced specialty care including McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency and Trauma, Stroke and Joint Care. Advanced inpatient and outpatient care are provided at Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital, including specialized programs for orthopedic surgeries, stroke, and movement disorders. Reading Health Physician Network is an integrated primary and specialty care group with more than 600 providers with offices located throughout the region. Reading Hospital’s provider-payer joint venture, Reading Health-UPMC Health Plan, increases access to value based care and further controls costs for employers and individuals. Reading Health has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines, and was recently awarded the 2017 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and listed as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals. This commitment to excellence is also reflected in the recent opening of the innovative Reading HealthPlex for Advanced Surgical and Patient Care. For more information about Reading Health, visit www.readinghealth.org

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