Hospital Information

Berwick Hospital Center
701 E. 16th St.,
Berwick, PA 18603
Stephen J. Grubbs , CEO

A community-oriented facility, Berwick Hospital Center offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services to the residents of Berwick and the surrounding communities. With 101 acute-care beds and 240 long-term care beds (in the Berwick Retirement Village), the organization takes great pride in being able to fulfill a complete continuum of care by meeting some of the more specialized needs of its community residents.

Outreach services are provided to the community by Berwick Hospital Center Home Health Care, the Rehabilitation Service Department, the Cardiopulmonary Treatment Center, Occupational Health Services, Emergency and Paramedic Services, Patient and Community Education, Behavioral Health Services for Older Adults and the Central Scheduling Services. Other distinctive programs include specialized low-risk cardiac cathererization laboratory, obstetrical and gynecological services, hand and spinal surgery and rehabilitation, sam-day and laser surgery, Lithotripsy services, open MRI services, balance testing and rehabilitation and aquatic therapy. Opening later this year will be a fixed MRI unit. The only fixed unit in Columbia County.

  • Home Health Care
    - 759-5155, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
    - 759-5000, outside regular hours; coverage available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
    - Carolyn Diehl, MSN, RN, BC, Director
    - You can receive the same care in your home following surgery or an illness that you would get in a hospital. When post-hospital rest and follow-up of a patient's condition are called for, the Berwick Hospital Center Home Health Care professionals can help.
    - Health care services delivered at home are h elping to reduce health care and insurance costs, and you will be able to recuperate at home. Services are proveded by registered nurses, physical, speech and occupational therapists, medical social workers and some health aides.
    - You need not have been hospicatlized at Berwick Hospital Center to receive Home Health Care. A summary of service includes:
    • A personalized home treatment plan developed with your physician.
    • Professional assistance in choosing correct hospital equipment for your home.
    • Coverage by Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and most major medical and private insurance plans.
    • Services available nights and weekends.
    • Private Duty services available.

  • Home Health Hospice Care
    - 759-5155, Monday-Friday, 81m to 4pm
    - 759-5000, outside regular business hours; coverage available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
    - Carolyn Diehl, Director of Berwick Home Health Hospice Care
    - You can receive palliative care for the terminal pateint and emotional support for the family and caregivers in your own home. Services are provided by registered nurses, physical therapists, medical social workers, bereavement services, spiritual conseling and volunteers.
    - A personalized home treatment plan is developed with your physician and the Medical Director of Hospice Services.
    - Professional assistance in choosing the correct hospicatl equipment in your home.
    - Coverage by Medicare, Blue Cross and most major medical and private insurance plans.
  • Occupational Health
    - 759-5078
    - Megan Smith, RN, MS, Occupational Health Director
    - This program provides corporate customers with services tailored to meet the firm's needs. These services include: DOT and NON-DOT physical examinations, respiratory clearance testing, audiometric testing, vision screenings, laboratory testing (blood and uring), hepatitis-B vaccinations, tetanus booster, tuberculosis tests, influenza shots, and DOT and NON-DOT drug and breath-alochol testing. Training and health promotion activities such as smoking cessation, stress management, drug-free workplcae programs, back safety, injury prevention and other wellneess-oriented programs are coordinated and conducted by health care proessional who specialize in these area. THis department also works closely with the emergency room in delievering actue injury care and corrdrinating follow-up for work-related accidenta. Post-accident drug and alcohol testing is performed by certified personnel if requested by the company.
  • Behavioral Health Services for Older Adults
    - 759-5160
    - Kristina Culver, Director
    - Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides acute, short-term inpatient care in order to meet the mental health needs of individuals age 55 and older. During an average length of stay of about two weeks, the staff of BHS focuses on helping older adults to acheive their highest level of functioning through maintaining or imporoving thinking skills, physical health, emotional health and self-esteem. Treatment is provided with a multidisciplinary approach by psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workes and recreational therapists. All of the resources of Berwick Hospital are available as needed, including pehysical occupational and speech therpists, dietitians, and laboratory and x-ray services. The staff shares a strong commitment to respecting the dignity of older adults while encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. Referrals to BHS may be made by mental health and human service agencies, physicians, hospicatls, nursing and personal care homes, family members and self-referrals.
  • Berwick Retirement Village
    801 E. 16th St.
    Berwick, PA 18603
    - 759-5600
    - Diane Dalberto, Assistant Nursing Home Administrator
    - A hospital-based skilled nursing facility which provides nursing care for long-term residential patient and short-term stays for rehabilition and recuperation. Special services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social services and nutriional planning by registered dietitians. Recreational programs, religious services and chaplain serrvices also contribute to a unique, caring atmosphere.
  • Cardiopulmony Treatment Center
    Berwick Hospital Center
    701 E. 16th St.
    Berwick, PA 18603

    Alva Amith, MD, Cardiologist Medical Director
    Joan Carelli, Supervisor

    A comprehensice rehabilitaion program for cardiac problems, deisng to assist the patient in achieving and maintaining an optinaml state of physical and phsychological health. The program includes exercise prescription, monitored exercise sessions, patient and family education and ongoing emotional support. A number of diagnostic tests are also administred by the center including cardiac diagnostics, repiratory evaluations, EEG, EKG's and sleep studies.
  • Osteoporosis Screening Services
    Berwick Hospital Center
    701 E. 16th St.
    Berwick, PA 18603
    759-5337 to schedule an appointment

    Berwick Hospital Center announced the addition of the industry's most compact whole-body high-field magnetci resonance imagigin (MRI) system, the INtera 1.5T from Philips Medical Systems, to provodehigh performance imaging in the most open, patient-friendly scanning environment. Designed with both patient and physician in mind, the system enhances patient comfort without compromising image quality and clinical performance.


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