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Apple Hill Health Campus Expansion

WellSpan Health has exciting plans in the works for the Apple Hill campus and adjacent areas. Through 2021 several projects will occur simultaneously. They include:

  • WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center — construction beginning summer 2019 with an expected opening winter 2021
  • WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion — construction beginning summer 2019 with an expected opening spring 2021
  • Stein Parking Area — construction beginning summer 2019 with an expected completion winter 2020/2021

This site will provide updates on constructions areas, road work, parking area changes and upgrades and campus detours.

 


Project Updates 

Construction continues on multiple projects at and adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus. - August 2020

 

The outline of the WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion is complete, with the final beam put in place in June. Interior walls began to be put in place in July, while exterior walls are expected to start enclosing the building in August. Roofing will also begin on August 10, as we rapidly approach our Spring 2021 launch day. All photos provided by Alexander Building Construction Co.

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August 2020 - WellSpan York Cancer Center aerial view

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August 2020 - Interior of WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion

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August 2020 - Interior of WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion

 

Work continues at what will soon be the WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center, adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus. Brick placement is underway outside, with interior construction beginning in May. Asphalt placement in the site's East Parking Lot was completed in early July. Photos courtesy of Wohlsen Construction.

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August 2020 - Aerial view of the new WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center

2020 Aug6

August 2020 - Interior framing on the second floor of the new WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center

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August 2020 - Exterior brick installation at the future site of the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center

 

Construction also continues at the site of what will be the Stein parking lot across from Old Baltimore Pike and adjacent to the WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion project. Photo provided by Alexander Building Construction Co.

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August 2020 - Aerial view of the Stein parking lot

 


Project Updates

Final beam raised onto the WellSpan York Cancer Center Expansion - June 2020

A major milestone was recently reached in the construction of an expansion to the WellSpan York Cancer Center, as the final beam was put in place.

WYCC Beam Raising

WellSpan leaders, staff, donors and crew members were able to maintain social distancing while signing the beam before it was raised.

Once completed, the new cancer center will boast nearly 84,000 square feet of space, where patients will be able to receive all of their oncology services under one roof, including: radiation oncology, outpatient infusion, infusion pharmacy, clinical trials and research, patient navigators and social workers, among others.

"The new WellSpan York Cancer Center will provide a truly integrated care experience that surrounds our patients with the services and treatment they need in a calm, healing environment," said Douglas Arbittier, M.D., MBA, vice president of oncology services, WellSpan Health. "The final beam being put into place marks an exciting step toward opening up this sophisticated center which our community deserves."

In addition to traditional clinical services, the center will feature holistic care through the WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health, including massage therapy and yoga, along with an appearance center and boutique that will provide specialized items in a supportive environment. There will also be an on-site café and a conference space for classes, therapeutic activities, support groups and community education.

Treatment rooms will be equipped with reclining chairs, temperature controls and other features. Infusion bays will include private spaces for loved ones to stay with patients during treatment.

The approximately $45 million project is expected to be completed in early 2021.

WellSpan Cancer Centers provide comprehensive cancer services – including radiation, medical and surgical oncology, pain management, rehabilitation, infusion services, genetic counseling and nutrition services – that address patients’ physical, emotional, social and financial needs. Specialists across central Pennsylvania routinely collaborate in the treatment planning for patients, and nurse navigators guide patients through all aspects of care.

For more information, visit WellSpan.org/Cancer.

 

 


Project Updates 

Construction continues on multiple projects at and adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus. - January 2020

 

Construction of the WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion has moved rapidly with temporary removal of the parking area, and old Entrance D to the health center. Crews are preparing to excevate the ground to provide lower level parking beneath the WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion that will be built atop the old parking area outside of former Entrance D. All photos provided by Alexander Building Construction Co.

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January 2020 - WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion construction

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January 2020 - WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion construction

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January 2020 - WellSpan York Cancer Center and Stein Parking lot aerial view of construction

 

Construction also continues at the site of what will be the Stein parking lot across from Old Baltimore Pike and adjacent to the WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion project. Ground has been leveled and a retaining wall constructed as part of the project that will increase parking at the campus. Photo provided by Alexander Building Construction Co.

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January 2020 - Stein parking lot construction

 

Work is also underway at the site of the soon to be WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center across from Monument Road, adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus. Construction workers have started to construct concrete footers that will serve as part of the foundation of the building. Photos courtesy of Wohlsen Construction.

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January 2020 - Signage has been installed highlighting the new WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center.

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January 2020 - Concrete footers are poured at the future site of the new WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center.

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January 2020 - Concrete is poured at the future site of the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center.

 


 

Temporary traffic changes planned for Apple Hill Health Campus - November 2019

Patients and visitors to the Apple Hill Health Campus in York Township will experience temporary traffic changes as a result of ongoing construction of the expanding WellSpan York Cancer Center.

Starting Monday, Nov. 18, Bartels Way will close to traffic from Old Baltimore Pike to the driveway for the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Visitors wanting to access Bartels Way should use the two Monument Road entrances to the campus. Directional signage and support services are in place to ensure patients, visitors and staff are able to easily get to their destination on the campus.

During construction, complimentary patient valet service is provided at building entrances C, and E/F, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The rabbittransit bus line that serves the Apple Hill Medical Center will not be impacted by this road closure.

The closure is expected to be in place throughout the construction of the WellSpan York Cancer Center expansion, estimated for completion in 2021.

The expansion of the WellSpan York Cancer Center, as well as the construction of the nearby WellSpan Heart and Vascular Center will transform the campus with expanded patient services and easier access through additional parking.

Bartels Way Closure

November 2019


Project Updates

 

Building Entrance & Parking Updates - October 2019

Building entrance D, most commonly used as the entrance to WellSpan Radiation Oncology, has closed due to longterm construction. Ongoing work also restricts parking in the upper and lower lots of the Apple Hill Medical Center, as depicted in the map below. Complimentary valet services are available adjacent to building entrances E & F Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Parking Update - September 2019

New routing for vehicle access to building entrances E & F at Apple Hill Medical Center during early stages of construction. Both building entrances remain open, but due to the construction, parking is unavailable in this lot. Complimentary valet services are available at building entrance F Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Aug. 2019 - Crews have leveled the ground where the new WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center will be built.

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Aug. 2019


WellSpan Health breaks ground on $45 million expansion of WellSpan York Cancer Center

New facility will deliver easier access to patient services and treatment

Aug. 27, 2019

WellSpan Health broke ground Tuesday on a significant expansion of the WellSpan York Cancer Center at the Apple Hill Health Campus in York Township, offering comprehensive, integrated cancer care in one convenient location.

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“This is an exciting milestone for the York community that will strengthen WellSpan’s highly respected oncology program,” said Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO, WellSpan Health.

“Cancer care and technology have evolved in the 25-year history of the cancer center, and so have the needs of our patients,” Gapstur continued. “Our expanded center is designed to treat the whole person through the whole journey, from cancer diagnosis through treatment, all in one place.”

The plan is for an approximately 67,100-square-foot addition to the current WellSpan York Cancer Center. That will bring the new cancer center to nearly 84,000 square feet of space once completed in early 2021. The estimated cost of the project is $45 million.

The new cancer center will consolidate several oncology services under one roof that are currently provided at multiple locations in the York area, including: radiation oncology, outpatient infusion, infusion pharmacy, clinical trials and research, patient navigators and social workers, among others.

The layout of the new facility is intended to surround the patient with services and treatment they need in a calm and healing environment. It will include holistic care through the WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health, including massage therapy and yoga. There will also be an “appearance center,” which will provide specialized items in a supportive environment.

Also new will be an on-site café and a conference space for classes, therapeutic activities, support groups and community education.

Treatment rooms will be equipped with reclining chairs, temperature controls and other features. Infusion bays will include private spaces for loved ones to stay with patients during treatment.

“The high-caliber skill of our specialists and clinical staff has always been a pillar of strength at WellSpan York Cancer Center,” said Douglas Arbittier, M.D., MBA, vice president of oncology services, WellSpan Health. “This expansion will allow us to provide that exceptional care in a setting designed to enhance the patient experience while on their cancer treatment journey.”

WellSpan’s coordinated network of regional cancer care includes centers in York, Hanover, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Ephrata and Lebanon.

WellSpan Cancer Centers provide comprehensive cancer services – including radiation, medical and surgical oncology, pain management, rehabilitation, infusion services, genetic counseling and nutrition services – that address patients’ physical, emotional, social and financial needs. Specialists across central Pennsylvania routinely collaborate in the treatment planning for patients, and nurse navigators guide patients through all aspects of care.

WellSpan also collaborates with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.


Apple Hill Campus July 2019 Construction

July 2019 - Crews work to move earth at the future site of the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus.

Apple Hill Campus Construction July 2019
July 2019 - View from Monument Road adjacent to the Apple Hill Health Campus. Several structures have been razed on the future site of the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center with construction fences going up on the property. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2020.


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

June 13, 2019

Web _Groundbreaking ActionWellSpan 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.


WellSpan Health announces $45 million expansion of WellSpan York Cancer Center

January 29, 2019

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WellSpan Health today announced plans to significantly expand its WellSpan York Cancer Center at the Apple Hill Health Campus, offering comprehensive, integrated cancer care in one convenient location.

"Today is an exciting day for WellSpan and for the residents of our region, as we announce a major investment that will strengthen WellSpan’s highly respected oncology program," said Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO, WellSpan Health.

"York County deserves a sophisticated center for cancer care that matches the high-caliber skill of our specialists and clinical staff," Gapstur continued. "Coupled with the skill of our physicians and the power of our relationship with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, this facility will positively impact thousands of our friends and neighbors who live with cancer."

The project will include an approximately 67,100-square-foot addition to the current WellSpan York Cancer Center. Once completed, the new cancer center will boast nearly 84,000 square feet of space – all under one roof. The estimated cost of the project is $45 million.

The project is currently in the design phase, and regulatory approvals are in process. Groundbreaking is expected to occur in late summer or early fall 2019, with completion by early 2021.

The new cancer center will consolidate several oncology services currently provided at multiple locations in the York area, including: radiation oncology, outpatient infusion, infusion pharmacy, clinical trials and research, patient navigators and social workers, among others.

Officials noted that the new facility is intended to provide an array of services that cancer patients may require on their care journey. As an example, the new WellSpan York Cancer Center will include holistic care through the WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health, including massage therapy and yoga.

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New to the center will be an “appearance center and boutique,” which will provide specialized items in a supportive environment. Also new will be an on-site café and a conference space for classes, therapeutic activities, support groups and community education.

Treatment rooms will be equipped with reclining chairs, temperature controls and other features. Infusion bays will include private spaces for loved ones to stay with patients during treatment.

"We're proud of our legacy of expert cancer care and treatment, and we remain honored to meet the needs of our patients," said Douglas Arbittier, M.D., MBA, vice president of oncology services, WellSpan Health. "The new WellSpan York Cancer Center will provide a truly integrated care experience that surrounds our patients with the services and treatment they need in a calm and healing environment."

WellSpan's coordinated network of regional cancer care includes centers in York, Hanover, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Ephrata and Lebanon.

WellSpan Cancer Centers provide comprehensive cancer services – including radiation, medical and surgical oncology, pain management, rehabilitation, infusion services, genetic counseling and nutrition services – that address patients’ physical, emotional, social and financial needs. Specialists across central Pennsylvania routinely collaborate in the treatment planning for patients, and nurse navigators guide patients through all aspects of care.

WellSpan also collaborates with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.