Penn State Health’s nationally ranked pediatric care now in Lancaster County
Families in Lancaster County now have more convenient access to the nationally ranked specialists at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Penn State Health Children’s Lancaster Pediatric Center, located at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Rt. 30 in Manheim Township, is now serving patients.
Lancaster Pediatric Center offers area residents comprehensive, high-level pediatric care in an environment designed for and dedicated to children, teens and their families. The 47,000-square-foot facility provides pediatric specialty care to patients and their families in Lancaster County and the surrounding area without having to travel outside of the county. Penn State Health is collaborating with pediatricians and primary care physicians in the region to ensure their young patients have access to this high-level specialty care.
“For many years, Penn State Health pediatricians have been caring for families in Lancaster County. We’re excited to solidify our commitment to serving these residents by making our care more easily accessible to them,” said Steve Massini, CEO of Penn State Health. “We look forward to offering the full spectrum of care in Lancaster County, including our Medical Group locations, Lancaster Pediatric Center and our acute care hospital opening this fall.”
The facility has 46 exam rooms and offers access to more than 20 medical and surgical pediatric specialty and subspecialty services, including cardiology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, gastroenterology and urology. It will offer consultations with neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, as well as behavioral health specialists. It will have walk-in care available six days a week, Monday – Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The center offers a full spectrum of care for children from infancy through age 18, and beyond for some patients with complex care needs. Ancillary services include laboratory, imaging and audiology. It has approximately 40 employees, including physicians and staff.
“Highmark’s partnership with Penn State Health, launched nearly five years ago, is based on one shared goal: creating a world-class, community-based network of care to help central Pennsylvanians be at their best,” said Karen Hanlon, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Highmark Health. “And nothing matters more than ensuring our children are at their best. The opening of Lancaster Pediatric Center advances our shared goal, demonstrating our long-term commitment to generations of Lancaster County youth and families.”
Specialists at Lancaster Pediatric Center are supported by the Children’s Hospital in Hershey, the region’s only inpatient acute care facility completely dedicated to children. When a patient needs care that cannot be provided at this outpatient facility – such as surgery – the Children’s Hospital offers the most advanced care, only 30 minutes away.
Lancaster Pediatric Center is one of more than 10 outpatient practice locations operated by Penn State Health in the county. They include Penn State Health Lime Spring Outpatient Center, which offers a wide range of primary care and specialty services.
The completion of Lancaster Pediatric Center contributes to Penn State Health and Highmark Health’s shared long-term goal of ensuring that patients are within 0 minutes of access to Penn State Health OnDemand, 10 minutes of a Penn State Health primary care provider, 20 minutes of its specialty care services and 30 minutes of a Penn State Health acute care hospital. The opening of Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center in East Hempfield Township this fall will further contribute to that goal.
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