April 2006

St. Joseph in Reading Receives $750,000 Grant

St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa., has been awarded a challenge grant of $750,000 from The Kresge Foundation toward construction of its new health care campus in Bern Township just outside of Reading. The 40-acre campus, which will feature a 380,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical center, is scheduled to open late this year. To receive the Kresge challenge grant, St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation will need to raise an additional $2.8 million by June 30, 2007. “This grant will assist us in raising the balance required to reach — and surpass — our $10 million campaign goal,” said Stephen Najarian, chair of the foundation board of directors. For more information, contact Mike Jupina of St. Joseph at michaeljupina@catholichealth.net.