Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center celebrated its upcoming opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The opening is set for Friday, Oct. 1, and it will mark a significant expansion of Penn State Health on the West Shore.
“On Oct. 1, Hampden Medical Center will open its doors to patients on the West Shore,” said Don McKenna, regional president of Hampden Medical Center and Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center. “Together with nearby Holy Spirit Medical Center, this state-of-the-art community hospital underscores our ongoing commitment to Penn State Health’s comprehensive primary and specialty care services close to home.”
When it opens, the hospital will employ 400 people with a planned increase during the first three years to about 950 employees. Located at the intersection of Good Hope and Wertzville roads in Enola, Hampden Medical Center will give residents of Cumberland and Perry counties, as well as the broader Capital Region, another option for medical care.
The completion is another step in the Penn State Health and Highmark long-term goal of ensuring everyone in the communities they serve lives within 10 minutes of a Penn State Health primary care provider, 20 minutes of Penn State Health’s specialty care services and 30 minutes of a Penn State Health acute care hospital.
“It feels so good to be so close to the opening of this beautiful, new hospital – and so close to further delivering on Penn State Health’s promise to the people we serve,” said Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini. “This is such a proud and exciting moment for Penn State Health, and I hope the people who live in and around this community are also proud and excited.”