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Reading Hospital Adds Guido Pichini to Board of Trustees

by Reading Hospital - Tower Health

Jan 29, 2024

Reading Hospital announced that Guido Pichini has been named to the Board of Trustees beginning Jan. 1, 2024, for a three-year term. The Reading Hospital Board of Trustees is composed of dedicated community members responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the hospital’s strategic plans while maintaining high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.

When asked why he chose to join the Reading Hospital Board, Mr. Pichini said, “Giving back to the community is something I’ve always been passionate about and prioritized in my career. Working with the Reading Hospital Board of Trustees will allow me to be part of an organization that has provided the highest quality healthcare to our community for more than 150 years.”

Mr. Pichini is a retired businessman, community leader, and philanthropist. He served as the President/CEO of Security Guards, Inc. and WSK and Associates of Wyomissing, PA, served two terms as a councilman in the Borough of Wyomissing Hills, and served four terms as Mayor. He has served as a municipal police sergeant and as a Berks County detective, has taught criminal law, and has guest lectured at various colleges and universities.

“We are fortunate to have Guido on our Board; his combination of Healthcare, Educational, and Government Leadership is invaluable to our Mission,” said Susan Looney, J.D, Ed. D., Chair, Reading Hospital Board of Trustees and President, Reading Area Community College.

Mr. Pichini was born and raised in Reading, is a graduate of Reading High School, and received a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate degree from Kutztown University. He received a minor judiciary certification from Wilson College and has been awarded two honorary Doctorate degrees, one from Kutztown University and another from Millersville University.

“As a native of Berks County, Mr. Pichini is a wonderful addition to our Board,” said Charles F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital President and CEO and member of the Board of Trustees. “His knowledge of our region and extensive board experience will be an asset to our patients, team members, and community.”

Mr. Pichini has been appointed by five Pennsylvania Governors to various state positions, including serving 27 years as a trustee at Kutztown University, the State Workforce Investment Board, and the Post-Secondary Education Commission. He served 12 years on the PA State System of Higher Education Board, serving as Chair for five years. He was named Chairman Emeritus in 2016. Mr. Pichini has had the honor of receiving two US Presidential appointments, most recently serving on the White House Commission for Presidential Scholars.

Previous board experience includes Berks Visiting Nurses Association, Western Berks Ambulance Association, Executive Board of the Berks Career & Technology Centers, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Gethsemane Cemetery, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks Encore, Crime Alert Berks, Alvernia University, and the Reading Area Community College Trustees.

Additional Trustees who continue their service to Reading Hospital include Board Chair Susan Looney, JD, EdD, President, Reading Area Community College; Vice Chair Jacquelyn Fetrow, PhD, President, Albright College; Charles F. Barbera, MD, President & CEO, Reading Hospital; John Casey, MD; Michael Haas, MD, Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology; Dan Langdon, CEO, East Penn Manufacturing; Latrice Mumin, EdD, MBA, Director, Office of Accountability, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit at Harrisburg School District; Olubunmi Ojikutu, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Yamil Sanchez Rivera, EdD, Chief Administrative Officer, Reading School District; Joshua Tice, MD, Credentials Committee Chairman and Medical Staff President; John Weidenhammer, President, Weidenhammer Systems; Suzanne Wenderoth, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Tower Health and Reading Hospital; and Ben Zintak, Retired President, Dimensions Craft Company.

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 50 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.

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