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Penn State Health plans Lancaster County hospital

Posted 7/24/19

Penn State Health will break ground on a new hospital on 30 acres near the intersection of State Road and Harrisburg Pike near Pennsylvania 283 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

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Penn State Health plans Lancaster County hospital

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Penn State Health will break ground on a new hospital on 30 acres near the intersection of State Road and Harrisburg Pike near Pennsylvania 283 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

Penn State Health is the parent company of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Derry Township.

Construction of the building is anticipated to begin in 2020, pending completion of all necessary approvals and continuing dialogue with community and township leaders, according to a press release.

The new hospital will feature all private inpatient beds, an emergency department, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, an imaging lab and complete medical and surgical capabilities.

“We are committed to building a regional health network across central Pennsylvania that gives our patients a full range of care right in their neighborhoods,” said Steve Massini, CEO of Penn State Health. “This new acute care facility is another step toward delivering on our promise to ensure the communities we serve are within 10 minutes of our primary care providers, 20 minutes of our specialty care and 30 minutes of our acute care.”

In the fall of 2017, Penn State Health welcomed the providers and staff of Physician’s Alliance LTD, with 12 practices across Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties.

Since then, Berks Cardiologists, All About Children (Reading) and Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology (Harrisburg and Camp Hill) joined the health system’s growing community network.

Earlier this year, Penn State Health opened the Lime Spring Outpatient Center, a 76,000-square-foot outpatient facility in East Hempfield Township that features primary care and a large complement of specialty care services. In March, Penn State Health broke ground on its third adult acute care hospital, Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center (Mechanicsburg).

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the region’s only university teaching and research hospital, according to the press release. Derry Township is also home to the Penn State Cancer Institute and Penn State Children’s Hospital.