Penn State Health, Highmark to open Cumberland County site
Continuing a strong commitment to partnership in the region, Highmark and Penn State Health today announced plans to build a new health practice on the Highmark corporate campus on Center Street in East Pennsboro Township. The new Penn State Health Medical Group – East Pennsboro practice will be open to members of the community, including the 3,500 local Highmark employees who live and work nearby.
This critical access point in Cumberland County will provide convenient preventative and interventional medical services, close to home for people in West Shore communities like Enola, Lemoyne and Camp Hill. Construction is expected to begin this summer and conclude in the fall.
In addition to the practice on Highmark’s Camp Hill campus, Penn State Health and Highmark Health have partnered on two multi-million dollar medical centers in the area. Construction is on track to open Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Cumberland County in summer of 2021 and Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center in Lancaster County in 2022.
“The new clinic in East Pennsboro Township is a critical access point for primary care, point of care testing and referrals for specialty services,” said Deborah Rice-Johnson, president, Highmark Inc. “Highmark is a proud partner of Penn State Health and we are pleased to provide vital services for our employees and community members who live and work in central Pennsylvania. This joint effort is a vital expansion of services within our footprint that will contribute to the health and wellbeing of our friends and neighbors for generations to come.”
The practice will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and be staffed by Penn State Health providers.
“Alongside Highmark, Penn State Health continues to deliver on a promise to improve health care access and choice in central Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Peter Dillon, chief clinical officer, Penn State Health. “With this most recent clinic addition to our system, residents close to Cumberland County have a new, state-of-the-art facility where they can choose to receive high-quality care. We remain committed to quality and convenience for those we serve in our region, as we continue to expand Penn State Health services and locations.”
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