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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.
WellSpan Health recognizes the connection between mental and physical health as an important component of patients’ well-being and proactively integrates behaviorists into primary care.
With hundreds of thousands of new cases diagnosed each year, breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer.
Guided by a team of board-certified physicians, WellSpan Heart & Vascular’s Clinical Trials and Research Program brings to South Central Pennsylvania advanced treatments that patients would otherwise have to travel to receive.
WellSpan now offers expert counseling in the burgeoning field of genetics in York, Adams and Lancaster counties.
Physicians at WellSpan Health use shared care plans to understand their patients’ values, needs and circumstances, while helping them establish and achieve personal health goals.
A new partnership between WellSpan Health and Summit Health enhances emergent stroke care available in Adams, Franklin and York counties and expands access to treatment to surrounding counties.
Wellspan Maternal-fetal Medicine (MFM) recently expanded to serve patients in Lancaster County and Franklin County. The Northern Lancaster County office is the first new service WellSpan has established in that area since completing its affiliation with Ephrata Community Hospital in October 2013. Additionally, in early 2013, WellSpan partnered with Summit Health to open the Chambersburg office.
Challenging the grim perception of congestive heart failure (CHF) diagnoses, WellSpan Heart & Vascular couples surgical expertise with leading-edge technology to help CHF patients live longer, more active lives, with fewer limitations.
Building on an existing partnership, WellSpan Health now provides full-time cardiothoracic surgical coverage at The Good Samaritan Hospital.
Uniting Expert Urogynecologic Treatments with Compassion and Sensitivity
Summit Health has adopted the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model to provide patients with a comprehensive, coordinated and accessible approach to primary care.