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Penn State Health holds open house, ribbon-cutting at Lancaster Medical Center (video)

Confetti cannons fire at the ribbon-cutting for Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept 28, 2022. (Source: Penn State Health)

As Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center prepares to open next week, the health system hosted government officials, community leaders and staff at a ribbon cutting Wednesday at the East Hempfield Township site.

“It’s amazingly exciting,” said Mark Jarowenko, the center’s chief medical officer. “Opening a new hospital is an enormously complex process.”

The six-story 341,000-square-foot hospital includes 132 private inpatient beds, complete medical and surgical capabilities, an emergency department, imaging and lab services, as well as specialty inpatient services, including a cardiac catheterization lab and labor and delivery capability. An attached medical office building houses physician practices and outpatient services. The project cost was $375 million, Penn State Health says.

“Everything that you anticipate from a full-service hospital you will find here,” Jarowenko said.

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center will officially open at 7 a.m. Monday.


(Photos: Kyle Gamble | One United Lancaster)