Reading Hospital was recently named one of the 20 most beautiful hospitals in the country by Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly publication covering hospital and health system news. Reading Hospital has served the Berks County, PA community since 1867 and Ballinger has been instrumental in the design and growth of its 46 acre campus.
Ballinger’s design of the recently opened 500,000 SF Reading HealthPlex for Advanced Surgical + Patient Care enhanced campus connectivity, increased green space, and improved staff and patient flows. Over 70% of the project footprint is covered by an accessible green roof, achieved by employing a 30-foot grade change on the building site. The roof garden is accessible to the public with links to local running paths, bringing community members to the site. Hospital staff are encouraged to take breaks in the shade of the garden, and patients are frequently seen outside experiencing nature just steps away from their rooms.