Katherine Thornton of Wyomissing has been appointed president of the Reading Health System Foundation after serving as its interim executive director since September 2015. She most recently served as development and public relations director for the Reading Public Library.
Thornton said the foundation was formed with the central goal of enhancing patient care into the future.
"It's a way to bring in transformative patient care that might not be possible with other funds," she said. "I'm excited about all the possibilities as this moves along."