Penn State Health St Joseph is a nonprofit health network, founded in 1873 by the Sister of St Francis and providing a full-range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services. It is a full service hospital and teaching facility with a 380,000 sq. ft., 212-bed state-of-the-art hospital and health campus that opened in late 2006 in Bern Township. In 2015, St. Joseph Regional Health Network was the first member to transition into Penn State Health, a newly-created non-profit entity of Penn State University.
The hospital’s mission focuses on 4 core values that include a profound respect for all (Reverence), moral wholeness and honesty (Integrity), being one with others in their sorrow and dignity (Compassion), and continually surpassing standards to achieve and improve quality (Excellence).
Routinely ranked among the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the country in quality metrics, St. Joseph also is nationally certified as a Center of Excellence in Chest Pain, Stroke and Heart Failure. Nursing care at St. Joseph also has earned the distinction as a “Pathways to Excellence” accredited facility.
Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), St. Joseph Medical Group is a network of 80 physicians and mid-level providers, that include specialists in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalists, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Women’s Services and Vascular Surgery. St Joseph is committed, along with the entire 380-member medical staff of providing the Berks region with the best medical care available from board certified and fellowship-trained physicians.
Penn State Health St. Joseph’s is committed to excellence and patient-centered, compassionate care with a tremendous dedication to the public it serves, taking advantage of public service opportunities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of the community. The power of philanthropy is visible across St. Joe’s, and whether caring for a sick patient or sponsoring a public forum for health education, everything St Joe’s does is inspired by its commitment to benefit the local community. It utilizes many of its resources to improve access to healthcare services, enhance public health, and advance medical knowledge, and St Joe’s engages in many community outreach, education and wellness programs that benefit many, including being the TITLE SPONSOR for our inaugural Guts and Glory Wellness Expo 2014!
We at My Gut Instinct are proud and honored to call St Joseph Regional Health Network our title sponsor for the past 3 years, and a co-partner in our efforts to start a health revolution in our community. Together we hope to inspire individuals to practice proactive and healthy lifestyle and dietary behaviors to improve community health and promote longevity!