Reading Hospital

Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, West Reading PA, 19611

(484) 628-8000

74% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

Reading Hospital has achieved 9 quality award distinctions in the last 12 months.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Reading Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 2 Hospital Quality Awards in the last 12 months

Clinical Quality Awards

Reading Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for 7 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

Hospital Quality Awards

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Our Clinical Quality

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 328 hospital cases and a national average of 203 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 672 hospital cases and a national average of 395 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 239 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 614 cases.

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As Expected
Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 754 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 2199 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 155 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 90 hospital cases and a national average of 95 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 298 hospital cases and a national average of 162 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 223 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 375 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 501 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 3384 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 455 cases.

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As Expected
Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 334 cases.

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As Expected
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 265 cases.

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As Expected
Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 1078 cases.

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As Expected
Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 132 cases.

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As Expected
Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 126 cases.

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As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 259 hospital cases and a national average of 119 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 368 hospital cases and a national average of 202 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 509 hospital cases and a national average of 333 cases.

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Urogynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 61 hospital cases and a national average of 87 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 2941 hospital cases and a national average of 1377 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 7466 hospital cases and a national average of 2745 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 89 cases.

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As Expected
Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 991 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Complication Based Ratings

 
Hospital
National Average
Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 657 hospital cases and a national average of 234 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 403 hospital cases and a national average of 201 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1080 hospital cases and a national average of 363 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 70 hospital cases and a national average of 89 cases.

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Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 130 hospital cases and a national average of 65 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 864 cases.

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Better Than Expected
Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 1109 cases.

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Better Than Expected
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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 108 hospital cases and a national average of 124 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 138 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 74 hospital cases and a national average of 74 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 230 hospital cases and a national average of 138 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 66 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Data Source

Our Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

74% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Reading Hospital
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Our Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated As Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

Rated Worse Than Expected in 3 safety indicators

  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
2 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Reading Hospital

Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street
West Reading, PA 19611