Technology

WellSpan Philhaven Expands Behavioral Health Outreach, Access across the Region

Accessing behavioral health care remains a challenge for many of the one in five Americans living with a mental health condition. Through the formation of regional provider partnerships and the use of technology-based psychiatry services, WellSpan Philhaven is making care available when and where it’s needed.


Primary Stroke Center Certification Highlights WellSpan Health’s Commitment to Advanced Stroke Care

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.


Safer, Better, Faster: 3-D Mammography and Prone Breast Biopsy Technology at WellSpan Health

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.


Collaborative Team Approach Provides High-level Pediatric Neurology with a Broad Regional Reach

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.


Comprehensive, Streamlined Care for Patients with Advanced Spine Care Needs

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.


Leading-edge Treatment a Hallmark of WellSpan’s Heart Care Program

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.


A Local Destination for Heart Failure Treatment

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.


Pursuing Excellence in ECMO

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.


Keeping Heart Failure Patients Healthy and out of the Hospital

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.


Expanding Lifesaving Heart Care in Lancaster County

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.