Medical Facility News

Bariatrics at WellSpan: A Surgical Solution

It is uncommon for one surgical procedure to address a number of chronic medical conditions. Bariatric surgery, however, does just that.

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.

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.

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.

Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health

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.

Genetic Counselor Helps Patients Manage Cancer Risks

WellSpan now offers expert counseling in the burgeoning field of genetics in York, Adams and Lancaster counties.

Shared Care Plans Enhance Patient-centered Care at WellSpan Health

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.

WellSpan Expands Cardiothoracic Surgical Coverage in Lebanon County

Building on an existing partnership, WellSpan Health now provides full-time cardiothoracic surgical coverage at The Good Samaritan Hospital.

WellSpan Maternal-Fetal Medicine Expands

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.