Penn State Health unveiled plans to build a new acute care hospital near state Route 283 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.
The new hospital, proposed for 30 acres near the intersection of State Rd. and Harrisburg Pike, will feature all private inpatient beds, an emergency department, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, an imaging lab, and complete medical and surgical capabilities.
Construction of the building is expected to begin in 2020, pending completion of all necessary approvals and continuing dialogue with community and township leaders.
“We are committed to building a regional health network across central Pennsylvania that gives our patients a full range of care right in their neighborhoods,” said Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini.
“This new acute care facility is another step toward delivering on our promise to ensure the communities we serve are within 10 minutes of our primary care providers, 20 minutes of our specialty care and 30 minutes of our acute care,” Massini added.
The new facility will create hundreds of well-paying jobs, both during construction and for hospital operations.