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Community members celebrate official groundbreaking for WellSpan Hanover Health Center project

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


From left: Maria Royce, senior vice president, strategy and market development and chief strategy officer, WellSpan Health; Karen Jones, M.D., senior vice president, WellSpan Health, and president, WellSpan Medical Group; Vicky Diamond, vice president of ancillary services, WellSpan Health; Kevin Mosser, M.D., president and chief executive officer, WellSpan Health; Steve Hovis, chairman, WellSpan Health Board of Directors; Tom McGann, M.D., executive vice president for clinical practice, WellSpan Health; Charles Chodroff, M.D., senior vice president of population health and chief clinical officer, WellSpan Health; and Charlie Thiemann, project manager, Alexander Building Construction, gather to officially break ground for the WellSpan Hanover Health Center.

80,000-square-foot facility set to open fall 2018

WellSpan Health physicians, leaders and staff today joined with community members to officially break ground on the new, 80,000-square-foot WellSpan Hanover Health Center project in Penn Township, York County.

“This is more than just a groundbreaking ceremony; it’s a celebration,” said Kevin Mosser, M.D., president and chief executive officer of WellSpan Health. “Because this is an important project for this community. At WellSpan Health, we’ve long held the belief that health care should be local. Our Hanover Health Center is the newest investment to that end and strengthens our commitment to provide health care resources right here in the greater Hanover area.”

Announced in August, the $49 million health center will house an outpatient surgery suite, lab and imaging services, and primary care and specialty physician offices. The facility will be constructed at 1227 Baltimore St, Hanover.

The first stage of construction will be of a surgery suite that will include four operating rooms and four specialty procedure rooms, along with more than two dozen private pre-op and post-op patient rooms.

The suite will offer the latest in bariatric, gastrointestinal, oncological, gynecological and orthopedic procedures, including joint reconstruction. Diagnostic imaging services will include ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan, 3D mammography and MRI.

The second phase of the center will include primary care and specialty physician offices in the areas of cardiology and OB-GYN with up to 36 patient exam rooms and treatment areas.

“WellSpan has nearly 140-years of experience in caring for the Hanover community,” Mosser said. “We are excited to start another chapter that bolsters an already strong system of local care; we are proud to be Hanover’s comprehensive health care provider.” 

The WellSpan Hanover Health Center is expected to open by fall of 2018.

About WellSpan Health

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and more than 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.

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