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.

What Does A-Fib, Voting, Running, and 19610 Have In Common?
They’re In This Issue!

December 2016

Familiar with the Slang Word, A-Fib? You Might Want to Read This!    

New to Berks County and exclusively at St. Joe’s, The Watchman is a recently approved device that is recommended for certain patients with atrial fibrillation who are at a higher risk for a stroke but can’t take a blood-thinning medicine, such as Coumadin.

In This Issue

Being Stuck in the Hospital a Good Excuse Not to Vote?  Not at St. Joe’s!    

Emergency ballots, hospital staff make voting possible for seven patients unexpectedly hospital-bound.


Don’t Let the Inches Creep Up This Holiday Season    

Catch these handy tips to help you navigate feasts, get-togethers, and cooking.

Attention 19610 Area Dwellers
Penn State Health St. Joseph to open Spring Ridge Health Corridor facility Dec. 5th Penn State Health St. Joseph will open its newest location, called the Spring Ridge Health Corridor, on Monday, Dec. 5th. The facility will first offer primary care services with additional outpatient services opening in the same building on Dec. 14th.

Getting To Know Our Services
Our in-house retail pharmacy allows you to go home with your medications, without stopping at a pharmacy! It also provides bedside delivery to inpatients and quick retails services six days a week.

Passionate About Health
Movember’s Gone but Not Forgotten    

The mustache of November may be shaved by now, but let’s now forget it’s significance.

Passionate About Health – Double Feature
Resolution to Run?
We’ll Help You Prepare!

Believe it or not, New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner, and if one of yours is running a marathon, there’s something you need to think about. Yes, the finish line. But before that-training. Whatever your reason for taking on this rewarding feat, follow these tips so you don’t become one of the countless, injured many who waited too long to prepare, or figured they could just pick up running where they last left off.

Tips from a St. Joe’s Runner