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Penn State Health relocates Holy Spirit Medical Center’s labor and delivery and NICU services to Hampden Medical Center Oct. 1

Penn State Health will relocate Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center’s labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care services (NICU) to Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center, 2200 Good Hope Road, Enola, when it opens on Friday, Oct. 1.

“The relocation of labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) services is part of Penn State Health’s two-hospital strategy on the West Shore to take advantage of each hospital’s strengths and best serve the health care needs of the surrounding communities,” said Don McKenna, regional president. “It will allow us to enhance patient care and improve operational efficiency and services in the region. Having the support of the Sisters of Christian Charity, sponsors of Holy Spirit Medical Center, was very important to us.”

“The Sisters of Christian Charity, sponsors of Holy Spirit Medical Center, firmly believe the relocation of maternity services is the best decision for our patients, staff and Penn State Health,” said Sister Mary Joseph Albright, SCC, vice president, Mission Integration, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center. “We know the patients will continue to be treated with respect, integrity, compassion and excellence. It is our hope that the same spirit of caring and level of service that our patients have come to expect will continue. Hampden Medical Center and our patients will benefit from the strong foundation that we have built at Holy Spirit Medical Center.”

Patients will benefit from experienced physicians and staff in a brand-new women’s services unit at Hampden Medical Center that includes labor and delivery, antepartum and postpartum rooms, a well-baby nursery and NICU beds. The center also has dedicated operating rooms for Cesarean deliveries.

The physicians and nurse midwives who currently deliver babies at Holy Spirit Medical Center, as well as the neonatal care team, will provide the same services at Hampden Medical Center. Obstetric and neonatal patients needing advanced specialty services will benefit from the locally coordinated care provided between clinical teams at Hampden Medical Center and Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey.

Following the transition, Holy Spirit Medical Center will continue to provide gynecologic and breast care surgery as well as other women’s services. The hospital’s focus will remain on services such as Level II trauma, heart, stroke and neurosurgical care and behavioral health.

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