Penn State Health St. Joseph will soon open its newest satellite location for physicians and outpatient services in Robesonia.
The facility will be in the former Giannotti’s Italian Kitchen restaurant at 410 E. Penn Ave.
The facility, which is across from Conrad Weiser High School, is undergoing renovations and expected to open May 15.
Mary Hahn, vice president of ambulatory services and business development for Penn State Health St. Joseph, said the health network tracks the zip codes of patients using its facilities and saw that a large number of people were traveling to other regions from the Robesonia area.
Robesonia will be St. Joseph’s second satellite to open in six months and its 19th overall. Spring Ridge Health Corridor, on Keiser Boulevard in nearby Spring Township, opened in December.
“We have a growing number of residents from the area seeking care through Penn State Health St. Joseph, so we are excited to establish a physical presence in western Berks County,” Hahn said.
She said that while there are no immediate plans to open more outpatient service centers, it is part of the network’s goal toward the trend of population health.
“To better manage people’s health, we want to make sure we are convenient,” Hahn said.
The idea is that by having health network services in the community – especially in rural areas, such as Berks County where there is less access to care – people will seek treatment while issues are still manageable and before they become more serious and costly to treat.
The Robesonia location will house a three-physician family medical practice. The physicians are Dr. Meredith LaManna-Gable, Dr. Robert Mandel and Dr. Roland Newman.
The site also will offer electrocardiograms, lab services, physical therapy, and X-rays.