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WellSpan Health breaks ground on state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center

June 13, 2019

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Top photo: WellSpan Health leaders and community members ceremonially break ground on the new WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center. Bottom photo: An architectural rendering of the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center in York Township is shown. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

Advanced-specialty care center to offer comprehensive, expert cardiac care

WellSpan Health leaders and staff joined with community members Thursday to officially break ground on the new, state-of-the-art WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus in York Township.

The two-story, 60,520-square-foot facility 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.

“The WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center is an example of WellSpan’s focus to become easier to use and create greater access to specialty care, closer to home,” said Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO, WellSpan Health. “Our roots in York County run deep. What started as a three-story hospital on a hill is now the largest, most comprehensive and only locally governed health system in Central Pennsylvania. This center is the next chapter of that story.”

The building was designed to foster collaboration among WellSpan’s highly skilled physicians and care teams, as they provide some of the region’s most advanced cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment options available.

“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in both men and women,” said William Nicholson, M.D., interventional cardiologist, WellSpan Cardiology. “That’s why WellSpan employs a specialized team of board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons that bring decades of experience to every procedure.”

The center will feature a cardiac rehabilitation gym that extends onto a rooftop garden, providing a calm, healing environment for patients, visitors and staff alike. The grounds of the center will also include walking trails and expanded parking.

Local farm market, J-Mar Farms, will continue to offer fresh produce at a new stand to be constructed on the property.

“J-Mar is such an important part of this community and promoting healthy eating of farm fresh produce on the grounds of our Heart & Vascular Center is a win-win,” said Thomas McGann, executive vice president, WellSpan Health.

Additional highlights include 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 estimated cost of the project is $33 million, and it is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

For more information, visit WellSpan.org/Heart.

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 approximately 1,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and more than 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. 

Media Contact: Ryan Coyle, 717-851-3151 or rcoyle@wellspan.org.