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Pairing telestroke technology with providers who have advanced training and an unusual breadth of experience, WellSpan Health’s four Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Centers expedite lifesaving, 24/7 care to patients across York, Adams, Lancaster and Lebanon counties.
WellSpan Health recently participated in a clinical trial designed to determine the effectiveness of Epidiolex, a purified form of cannabidiol, in epilepsy patients.
In September, WellSpan Health and The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center launched a new pediatric general surgery practice in York, solidifying a collaboration to better serve patients in south central Pennsylvania.
For physicians, knowing a patient’s end-of-life wishes is just the beginning of a future care and patient preferences discussion.
It is uncommon for one surgical procedure to address a number of chronic medical conditions. Bariatric surgery, however, does just that.
Providing patients with earlier breast cancer detection through improved mammography and more comfortable biopsies in their communities is a priority for many physicians. That opportunity now exists at WellSpan Health facilities.
WellSpan Health is taking action to reduce the occurrence of preventable readmissions at WellSpan’s hospitals.
Referring physicians will find common health issues improve or resolve with proper sleep treatment guided by experienced sleep medicine physicians at WellSpan Health.
WellSpan Pediatric Neurology extends academic-level care for epilepsy, concussion, pediatric headache, developmental disorders and other neurological conditions of childhood across the communities of Central Pennsylvania. This allows patients to receive advanced specialty care near their homes.
At WellSpan Health, a standardized approach to patient management and a comprehensive range of services create an environment in which physicians can feel confident referring patients for issues of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
WellSpan is committed to making it as easy as possible for the residents of York, Adams, Lebanon and Eastern Lancaster counties to access advanced specialty heart care.
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are mechanical devices that support the failing heart. They have been shown to extend survival and improve quality of life for select patients with advanced heart failure (HF). Since receiving Joint Commission accreditation in 2013, WellSpan York Hospital’s VAD Destination Therapy Center has vastly improved.
In 2014, WellSpan York Hospital began reporting outcomes relating to its extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) in an effort to provide the best possible care and practices for its heart patients.
There are two primary goals when it comes to managing heart failure (HF) — prevent the disease from getting worse and keep patients out of the hospital. Within WellSpan Health, those goals are largely accomplished through its HF clinics, which are located at WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. These sites collectively manage up to 1,000 patients each year.
The highly skilled specialists of WellSpan Cardiology (formerly Heart Specialists of Lancaster County) now treat narrowed arteries in WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s new percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) laboratory. These specialists perform both angioplasty and stent placement to help area residents live healthier, more productive lives.
Women who have high-risk pregnancies require expert care. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists at WellSpan Health have the training and experience to provide that level of care, offering patients and referring physicians in communities across South Central Pennsylvania peace of mind and promoting optimal outcomes.
As a provider of advanced gynecologic cancer care, WellSpan Gynecologic Oncology makes leading-edge diagnosis and treatment readily available to the women of South Central Pennsylvania.
Women with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or other urogynecologic conditions need the highest level of care, delivered with utmost sensitivity.
As part of a broader alignment of WellSpan Health’s services with its patient populations, WellSpan Health offers patients in South Central Pennsylvania a program that encompasses virtually every healthcare service a woman may need throughout her life, all available close to home.
Over the past six years, 24 highly trained WellSpan surgeons from seven specialties have used WellSpan York Hospital’s three da Vinci Surgical Systems to perform more than 2,800 procedures and train the next generation of surgeons.