WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital provides extensive services across the community. What began as a single hospital is now part of WellSpan Health's complete system of care offering pre-hospital services, primary care, emergency services, comprehensive acute hospital care, home care, and wellness and preventive programs. Through WellSpan Health, patients also have access to the complete services available at WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital and their affiliates.
Advanced Life Support Unit
Medic 28 provides basic and advanced life support ambulance and paramedic services to care for and transport the seriously ill or injured. At any hour of the day or night, the paramedics with Medic 28 stand ready to come to the community's rescue. In emergencies, call 911. For more information, call (717) 337-HELP (4357).
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital provides care and treatment for patients with tumors and cancer, including chemotherapy and surgical services. The new Adams Cancer Center, located in the WellSpan Adams Health Center, provides a unique system of integrated and coordinated outpatient care with an experienced team of physicians and technicians. In addition to cutting-edge radiation therapy and medical oncology services the center also provides a number of social and support services, including a nurse navigator, nutritional counseling, financial assistance, educational materials and psychosocial support.
Cancer services are also provided to area residents by Cherry Tree Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art facility located in Hanover. Cherry Tree Cancer Center is a joint effort of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan York Hospital, and Hanover Hospital.
Recovering from heart problems requires dedication, a positive attitude, and lifestyle changes. It also requires the support of caring professionals. Cardiac Rehabilitation at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital provides exercise therapy, diagnostic services, education, and support groups to help heart patients maintain health and reduce future cardiac risk.
A physician and cardiac nurse supervise the program. Working with a patient's health care providers and family, the caregivers in Cardiac Rehabilitation help heart patients achieve a better and longer life. Diagnostic services such as stress testing and pacemaker follow-up are also available. Please contact the WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Heart Center or your physician for more information.
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital provides comprehensive services in diagnostic cardiology and care of the heart patient including EKGs, stress tests, echocardiography, 24-hour Holter monitoring, event recorder monitoring, and pacemaker services and evaluation.
Community Health Services and Programs
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital offers a variety of health screenings, workshops, lectures, and programs throughout the community. Many of the programs are free or available at a reduced fee to community members.
Critical Care Services
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital provides around-the-clock intensive care by specially trained personnel for the seriously ill or injured patient. The critical care unit offers the latest in life-monitoring and life-support systems for coronary care, intensive care, and telemetry service (remote heart monitoring of patient).
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital offers complete medical evaluation and treatment of diabetic patients, including screening and counseling to control the disease through diet and medicine, as well as blood sugar and urine testing. We also offer a four session diabetes self-management program throughout the year.
When medical emergencies occur, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital is prepared to serve. Physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine treat everything from broken bones to heart attacks. Each year, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's Emergency Department addresses nearly 30,000 emergencies. The hospital's Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency physician coverage along with a full complement of medical and technical services and equipment to treat medical emergencies.
State-of-the-art cardiovascular center provides the latest in cardiac diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation. The WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Heart Center houses a new diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory.
VNA Home Care provides health services in the comfort and privacy of a patient's home. Services include nursing care; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; IV and enterstomal therapy; phlebotomy services; as well as prenatal, perinatal, neonatal, and pediatric services. Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most insurance plans, are accepted.
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital staff radiologists provide a wide spectrum of sophisticated imaging services for the diagnosis of illness and injury. Imaging services include nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT Scanning, MRI, bone densitometry, sterotactic breast biopsy and mammography.
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's Laboratory offers comprehensive blood and urine tests. Outpatient laboratory services are available at several sites in Adams County and Northern Maryland.
The Maternity Center at Gettysburg Hospital offers a homelike environment backed by sophisticated medical care. The center provides a perinatologist on staff and physician or nurse midwife birthing options. Anesthetic options are available to increase comfort.
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's registered dieticians provide counseling on weight control and special dietary needs to patients. For more information, call (800) 840-5905.
Pain Management Clinic
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's Pain Management Clinic has programs and therapies to manage acute and chronic pain associated with arthritis, past injuries, Fibromyalgia, and more. For more information, call (717) 337-4326.
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's Pastoral Care Program assists patients in using their spiritual resources to deal with health care crises. The hospital chaplain's responsibilities are: coordinating and providing pastoral care to patients, family, and staff; developing and maintaining relationships with the local religious community; supervising the program of Clinical Pastoral Education and directing the Congregational Health Initiative for Adams County.
Rehabilitation (WellSpan Rehabilitation)
The Gettysburg Sleep Center, located in the WellSpan Adams Health Center, consists of four patient friendly sleep rooms with bathroom and shower and a dedicated control room. Sleep studies are performed seven days a week for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of sleep disorders.
To help patients prepare for leaving the hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital social workers assist and counsel patients and their families in referrals to nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, and access to the entire human services network in Adams County and northern Maryland.
In addition to comprehensive inpatient surgical services, Gettysburg Hospital has same-day/outpatient surgery services available for patients undergoing minor procedures with a shorter recovery time. WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital offers comprehensive surgical procedures using the latest technology. Anesthetic administration relieves discomfort during surgery and painful therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The staff provides compassionate, high quality individualized patient care.
Women's Health Center
Comprehensive women's health services are available at the WellSpan Health Center - Gettysburg, including Adams County Women's Health WellSpan Certified Nurse midwives, (obstetrical/gynecological practice) and women's imaging services, such as digital mammography, R2 ImageChecker, ultrasound, and stereotactic breast biopsy .