Berks Biz

Aug 8, 2019

Pricing tool now available on Penn State Health websites

In an effort to provide price transparency for patients, Penn State Health is now providing access to online pricing.

Aug 8, 2019

Tower Health picks Epic electronic health record platform

All Tower Health hospitals and physicians will now use the Epic electronic health record platform in order to share and manage patient records.

Jul 31, 2019

Mid Penn Bank seeks approval to establish Hazle Township branch

Mid Penn Bank is seeking regulatory approval to open a new branch in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, according to a company statement.

Jul 30, 2019

Rite Aid Corp. to offer virtual health care kiosks inside Rite Aid stores

Rite Aid has launched RediClinic Express, a virtual health care kiosk, available in  southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey sites.

Jul 25, 2019

New Alvernia president reflects on midlife career change

Just when John Loyack was about to retire from corporate life, a new opportunity came knocking, one that would transform his plans to slow down. Loyack heeded opportunity's call and dove into academia. No longer running corporations, today he is leading Reading's Alvernia University into the future.

Jul 17, 2019

Alvernia program invests in homegrown talent

Alvernia University is investing in Reading's future workforce with the Reading Collegiate Scholarship Program.

Jul 11, 2019

Tower Health to absorb Hahnemann’s displaced medical residents

Tower Health, the Berks County-based health network, has announced it will assume responsibility for the majority of resident physicians displaced by the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, according to a press release. Philadelphia Academic Health System, the owner of Hahnemann University Hospital, said on June 26th that the 171-year old, 495-bed hospital would […]

Randy Peers, president and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, introduces a new tiered membership system earlier this year. (File photo)
Jul 9, 2019

Randy Peers, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance president and CEO, resigns

Randy Peers has resigned as president and CEO of The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, the result of a mutual decision between Peers and the GRCA.

Jul 9, 2019

Filling the gap: As shortage looms, a search for primary care alternatives

Are nurse practitioners and physician assistants the solution to the primary care physician shortage? LVB talked to local providers with strong opinions on both sides.

Jul 3, 2019

UGI subsidiary to acquire Columbia Midstream Group for $1.3B

UGI Corp. said the $1.3 billion acquisition would position UGI Energy as a significant operator of midstream assets across the Marcellus and Utica production region from northeastern Pennsylvania through western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and parts of West Virginia.

Jun 21, 2019

Reading radio station finds York County buyer

WEEU, the oldest continually operated radio station in Reading, will remain on the airwaves.

Jun 20, 2019

Site for new Wawa sells for $4.8M

Wawa is leasing the ground from the owner under a 20-year lease for this property at 413 Lancaster Ave. in Reading.