Critically Important. For When Every Second Counts.

Reading Health System is currently home to one of Pennsylvania’s largest Emergency Departments, with more than 100 treatment areas, and operates as an accredited Level II Trauma Center, the first and only trauma center in Berks County.

As the region continues to grow, so does the need for bigger and better emergency departments and more streamlined trauma services. With the addition of Reading HealthPlex for Advanced Surgical & Patient Care, we are able to expand the existing emergency department and trauma center by an additional 17,500 square feet. This addition is expected to allow for quicker door-to-treatment times for all of our patients and assures that Reading Health System will continue to provide the highest level of care for many years to come.


Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are ready to handle emergencies as they arise. Our community-focused care is available for all ages, from newborn to geriatric patients.

Board-certified emergency physicians, specialty trained emergency nurses, and specially trained support staff are on hand at all times. A wide range of services and capabilities allows us to assess and address cases of traumatic illness, injury, and other emergency conditions.


The Trauma Center at Reading Hospital is the first and only trauma center in Berks County. Serving Berks and neighboring counties, we are committed to providing immediate care to those who have experienced a traumatic injury.

We are accredited as a Level II Trauma Center. Located in N-Building with the Emergency Department, our Trauma Center has a trauma resuscitation area with fully functional trauma bays and the capacity to handle multiple critically injured patients.

We have the resources to provide efficient surgical intervention to reduce the likelihood of death or permanent disability. As a Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) accredited trauma center, we are always prepared to treat the most serious life threatening and disabling injuries while meeting the Foundation’s stringent set of requirements.

With an expanded emergency department and overall increase in trauma capacity we can fully expect the transition of patients from our emergency medical services teams to be integrated and seamless, allowing for improved patient flow and expedited critical care.
— Anthony Martin, EMS Outreach Coordinator