Thursday, July 16, 2020
East Pennsboro Twp., Pa. (July 16, 2020) — Continuing a strong commitment to partnership in the region, Highmark and Penn State Health today announced plans to construct a new health practice located on the Highmark corporate campus on Center Street in East Pennsboro Township. The new Penn State Health Medical Group — East Pennsboro practice will be open to members of the community, including the 3,500 local Highmark employees who live and work nearby.
This critical access point in Cumberland County will provide convenient preventative and interventional medical services, close to home for people in West Shore communities like Enola, Lemoyne and Camp Hill. Construction is expected to begin this summer and conclude in the fall.
In addition to the practice on Highmark’s Camp Hill campus, Penn State Health and Highmark Health have partnered on two multi-million dollar medical centers in the area. Construction is on track to open the Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Cumberland County in summer of 2021 and Lancaster Medical Center in Lancaster County in 2022.
“The new clinic in East Pennsboro Township is a critical access point for primary care, point of care testing and referrals for specialty services,” said Deborah Rice-Johnson, president, Highmark Inc. “Highmark is a proud partner of Penn State Health and we are pleased to provide vital services for our employees and community members who live and work in central Pennsylvania. This joint effort is a vital expansion of services within our footprint that will contribute to the health and wellbeing of our friends and neighbors for generations to come.”
The practice will be open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and be staffed by Penn State Health providers.
“Alongside Highmark, Penn State Health continues to deliver on a promise to improve health care access and choice in central Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Peter Dillon, chief clinical officer, Penn State Health. “With this most recent clinic addition to our system, residents close to Cumberland County have a new, state-of-the-art facility where they can choose to receive high-quality care. We remain committed to quality and convenience for those we serve in our region, as we continue to expand Penn State Health services and locations.”
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 13,000 people system-wide.
The system includes Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute, and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned), based in Hershey, Pa., as well as more than 1,400 physicians and direct care providers at more than 100 medical office locations. The system also has jointly owned health care providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare, and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.
Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.
ABOUT HIGHMARK INC.
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