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Topping Off Ceremony held for WellSpan Health and Surgery Center

Friday, May 04, 2018

Hanover project expected to create at least 60 new full-time jobs

WellSpan physicians, leaders and staff – along with community leaders – literally made their mark on the planned WellSpan Health and Surgery Center today during a beam signing and topping-off ceremony for the project currently under construction in Hanover.

At the event, WellSpan officials announced that the new, 80,000-square-foot project will create at least 60 new, full-time jobs – including physicians, nurses and other health care and support professionals.

The event was the latest milestone for the project, which formally got underway last fall. The $49 million health center is being constructed at 1227 Baltimore St. in Penn Township.

Dozens of people signed their name to the 26-foot-by-2-foot beam, which was painted white and emblazoned with the facility’s logo. Then, after some brief remarks, the crowd looked to the sky as a construction crew carefully hoisted the beam into the air and placed it atop the facility’s main entrance.

John Porter, executive vice president and chief operating officer of WellSpan, noted that the signed steel beam is perfectly placed.

“This facility is part of WellSpan’s commitment to the good health of the greater Hanover community,” Porter said. “In a way, our patients and visitors who pass under this beam will be greeted by all of these dedicated WellSpan caregivers and clinicians.”

The WellSpan Health and Surgery Center will feature a surgery suite that will include four operating rooms and four specialty procedure rooms, along with more than two dozen private pre-op and post-op patient rooms.

It will offer the latest in bariatric, gastrointestinal, oncological, gynecological and orthopedic procedures. Diagnostic imaging services will include ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan, 3D mammography and MRI. Lab services will also be available.

This is in addition to primary care and specialty physician offices in the areas of cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, and OB-GYN with up to 36 patient exam rooms and treatment areas.

Vicky Diamond, vice president of ancillary services for WellSpan, noted that the facility will also include a community activity room, food café, tranquility room, outdoor seating and garden.

“All of these services and features in one location will serve as a perfect complement to our other facilities in the Hanover area – including cancer care, heart and vascular care and physical rehabilitation, among others,” said Diamond.

The WellSpan Health and Surgery Center is expected to open next spring.

For more information about WellSpan Health in the greater Hanover area, visit www.WellSpan.org/Hanover.

About WellSpan Health
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and more than 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.

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