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Penn State Health St. Joseph Becomes Title Sponsor of Girls on the Run of Berks County

Reading, Pa., September 14, 2016 – Girls on the Run of Berks County (GOTR Berks) has announced that Penn State Health St. Joseph will be its title sponsor for 2015-2016.

Penn State Health St. Joseph has been a supporter of GOTR Berks since the founding of the program three years ago.

Penn State Health St. Joseph has increased its support with the intent of building on the success of GOTR and its positive efforts at improving the health and wellness of youth in the Berks community.

“We believe living healthy, active lifestyles is the best preventative measure to take in attempting to avoid illnesses and diseases,” says Mike Jupina, Penn State Health St. Joseph Vice President of Marketing. “ The love for living these active lifestyles begins at an early age. Girls on the Run Berks is an inspiring program that cultivates those habits and that love of a healthy lifestyle.”

Penn State Health St. Joseph will be supporting GOTR through its Reading Youth Violence Prevention program which is part of its Healthy Community Initiative.

About Girls on the Run of Berks County

Girls on the Run is a life changing program for girls in grades three through eight. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

About Penn State Health St. Joseph

Penn State Health St. Joseph is a non-profit network consisting of Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Penn State Health Downtown Reading Campus, Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group and Penn State Health St. Joseph Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). The network employs 1600 and provides a full-range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services in its 380,000 sq. ft., 204-bed state-of-the-art hospital and health campus in Bern Township.

Routinely ranked among the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the country in quality metrics, Penn State Health St. Joseph also is nationally certified as a Center of Excellence in Chest Pain, Stroke and Heart Failure. Penn State Health St. Joseph also has earned the Nursing distinction as a “Pathways to Excellence” accredited facility. Penn State Health St. Joseph has 16 Ambulatory Care Centers stretching from Elverson in Chester County through Berks County to the Schuylkill County border.

Penn State Health’s Downtown Reading Campus anchors the ambulatory network and is the largest primary care provider in the City of Reading. Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group is a growing network of 100 physicians and mid-level providers including specialists in internal medicine, family medicine, hospitalists, orthopedics and sports medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery, women’s services and vascular surgery.

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