July/August 2006

St. Joseph in Reading Receives $1 Million Gift


St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa., received a $1 million donation from DeLight and Helen Breidegam. The donation will assist with the construction of St. Joseph’s new campus and reuse of the old campus. Helen Breidegam attended nursing school at St. Joseph in the 1940s, then worked as a registered nurse on the maternity unit for four years. “It (St. Joseph) has been one of the greatest things in my life,” she said. The new campus in Bern Township is scheduled to open in November 2006. For more information, contact Michael Jupina of St. Joseph at michaeljupina@ catholichealth.net.