Penn State Health St. Joseph Spring Ridge Offers Expanded Services
After a year of change in which staff and patients weathered six phases of construction, a fully renovated and expanded Penn State Health St. Joseph outpatient satellite location has emerged at 2605 Keiser Blvd., Wyomissing, Pa.
Penn State Health St. Joseph Spring Ridge now offers a complete range of state-of-the-art cardiac, vascular, nuclear medicine, PET and laboratory services that meet patient health care needs from diagnosis to recovery.
“We offer quite a bit of services that you would get at Penn State Health St. Joseph, but the difference from the hospital is our easy accessibility,” says Ed Wallace, diagnostic supervisor. “Also, with Penn State Health Medical Group Berks Cardiology located on the first floor of the building, we’ve expedited the process when a patient issue is identified to get the necessary referral to a cardiologist and address the problem.”
Unique among Spring Ridge’s services is cardiac PET imaging.
“We are the only provider in the area to offer it,” says Wallace of the higher-level imaging service. “If you have an inconclusive study, it is the next level up to try to identify blood flow abnormalities in the heart and to avoid heart catheterization to rule out chest pain symptoms.”
The expansion also brought the addition of pulmonary rehab services, which shares an enlarged gym with the cardiac rehab program.
“Having both services in one building creates a phenomenal rehab center that is staffed by a team of rehab experts,” Wallace says. “In addition to the pulmonary rehab program’s registered nurses and respiratory therapists, our cardiac rehab program has registered nurses and a master’s prepared exercise physiologist — a recent trend in the industry. These sports medicine practitioners help patients with chronic conditions, like heart and pulmonary disease, to regain their health by analyzing their physical fitness.”
Located on the upper level of the building, Spring Ridge offers same-floor access from an upper level parking lot to the registration desk. Patients also can enter from the lower level and take the elevator to registration.
For a complete list of the services offered and hours of operation, visit our website. To schedule any service, call 610-378-2100 or fax 610-378-2610.