By early next year, Penn State Health St. Joseph based in Reading will relocate some of its outpatient services into Exeter Ridge Corporate Center in Exeter Township.
The facility, which will be renamed the Exeter Ridge Health Complex, will offer more access and user-friendly outpatient services in one location for Penn State Health St. Joseph’s growing patient base in Exeter Township.
“We have a strong presence in the Mt. Penn/Exeter/St. Lawrence area but are somewhat hampered by the limitations of our current locations,” said Mary Hahn, Penn State Health St. Joseph vice president of strategy and business development. “This new location provides us with an ideal site to grow our physician practices and welcome new patients and will increase collaboration among our services.”
The 33,000-square-foot health Exeter Ridge complex at Neversink Road and Perkiomen Avenue will include family practice physicians, a medical fitness program to include maintenance cardiac and pulmonary rehab, and physical therapy and sports medicine.
It also will offer lab, X-ray and digital mammography, with plans for additional imaging in the near future. Penn State Health St. Joseph will be the majority tenant in the building.
At the complex, the outpatient offices will be joined by Exeter Healthways, an independent multiphysician practice of Integrated Medical Group.
Penn State Health St. Joseph will relocate its medical group practice, St. Lawrence Medical Group in Exeter Township, to the new complex. Services and staff at Shelbourne Square, Exeter Township, also will be transferred to Exeter Ridge.
The Exeter Ridge Health Complex announcement follows Penn State Health St. Joseph’s recent announcement on the opening of a new primary care physician practice and outpatient location in Muhlenberg Township.
“In addition to enhancing the efficiencies in our practices, our patients and customers, particularly those in our health fitness services, will find that having comprehensive services in one place will make it user-friendly,” Hahn said.
On July 1, Penn State Health and Catholic Health Initiatives completed the transfer of ownership of St. Joseph Regional Health Network from Catholic Health to Penn State Health. A few days later, St. Joseph’s was renamed Penn State Health St. Joseph.