All employees, volunteers, medical staff, board and committee members, officers and others working with Penn State Health St. Joseph will act in accordance with the following standards of conduct:

  1. Be honest in all dealings and transactions.
  2. Our workplace will foster community and we will care for the dignity, safety and well-being of all persons we encounter.
  3. We will seek to attract and maintain a high level of knowledgeable and skilled staff with strong ethical principles and provide quality care and safety according to the highest ethical standards and based on the principles of respect for patient autonomy.
  4. Observe all laws, regulations and policies that govern our decisions and hold us accountable.
  5. Maintain integrity and transparency along with confidentiality of patient, staff and all organizational information.
  6. Conflicts of interest and/or the appearance of conflicts will be avoided at all cost.
  7. Use our resources responsibly, both human and financial, will always be a focus in our decision-making.

About Penn State Health St. Joseph

Penn State Health St. Joseph is a non-profit healthcare network consisting of St. Joseph Medical Center, the Downtown Reading Campus, St. Joseph Medical Group, St. Joseph Physician Hospital Organization and the St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation. St. Joseph has national accreditations for its centers of excellence for Chest Pain, Stroke, Heart Failure and Cancer Care.

The St. Joseph Medical Group features a network of more than 150 physicians and mid-level providers across most specialties. It includes an ambulatory and urgent care network that serves the 421,000 residents of Berks County. Medical Group physicians are part of a nearly 400-member medical staff consisting of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians.

As a teaching hospital, St. Joseph offers a three-year family practice medical residency program and is a clinical training site for several college and university nursing and allied health professional degreed programs.

St. Joseph has nearly 1600 employees and $280 million in annual operating revenue. It registers about 41,000 emergency room visits and roughly 7,200 inpatient admissions annually. St. Joseph joined Penn State Health in July 2015.