Our Passion, Your Health

Our Passion | Your Health features stories on the latest happenings at Penn State Health St. Joseph. Check out our blogs, recipes, patient stories, program highlights, and new services that represent our passion...your health.


Our Passion Your Health

March 2016

In Search of a Better Coronary Stent
Cardiologists at Penn State Health St. Joseph are always looking for better and more effective methods of treating patients who have coronary disease.

To that end, St. Joseph is participating in a cutting-edge clinical trial designed to compare the performance of a dissolvable heart stent with that of a non-dissolvable stent currently in use.

Dr. Guy Piegari, Jr.

In This Issue

Lots of benefits to Kangaroo Care, especially for preemies

The simple act of a mother holding her newborn baby against her bare chest produces remarkably positive outcomes. Skin-to-skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, warms the infant and relaxes both mother and child. Vital signs stabilize and, typically, deep sleep comes. Babies who experience kangaroo care cry less than those who don’t, and experience increased weight gain.

Getting to Know Our Services

Dr. Stephen M. Lago, is now medical director of Penn State Health St. Joseph Muhlenberg.  Dr. Lago is board-certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in all facets of internal medicine with special focus on hypertension and diabetes.  He previously worked in our Wyomissing practice.

The Muhlenberg facility, which opened in October 2015, will offer evening and weekend Urgent Care, laboratory, and x-ray services beginning March 7th.

Passionate About Health

Think strength training is only for the gym?  With resistance bands, you can get a workout in anywhere! Have a band of your own?  Take the Penn State Health St. Joseph Band Challenge.   Need one?

Request  a free band!

Upcoming Events

The Baby Bistro at Breidegam Family Birthing Center

March 16
10:00 am – 11:00 am


Alzheimer’s Association’s

Caregiver Support Group
March 22
11:00 am – 12:00 pm