A major milestone was recently reached, as the final stone was put in place at the new, state-of-the-art WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center.
WellSpan leaders, staff, donors and crew members were able to maintain social distancing while signing the date stone before it was placed onto the building.
The two-story, 60,520-square-foot facility, adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus in York Township, will streamline patient access to comprehensive cardiovascular services in one location, including: cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure clinic, cardiac rehabilitation and non-invasive heart center.
"All of us with WellSpan Health are excited about the opening of the new WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center and what it means to our community," said Megan Lecas, senior vice president for service lines. "Not only does it provide us an opportunity to provide excellent cardiovascular care, but it also allows us to educate our community on cardiac health and to provide preventative services, to allow our community to stay a healthy step ahead."
The new center will also feature a cardiac rehabilitation gym that extends on to a rooftop garden, a café on the first floor and a demonstration kitchen to help teach patients and families how to prepare and cook heart-healthy meals. The grounds of the center will also include walking trails and expanded parking.
The estimated cost of the project is $33 million, and it is expected to be complete in early 2021.
For more information, visit WellSpan.org/Heart.