Penn State Health’s Lancaster Medical Center opened its doors to its first patients Monday.
The $375 million, 341,000 square foot hospital in East Hempfield Township includes 132 inpatient beds, an emergency department and an attached medical office building. Its opening comes a few days after last week’s ribbon-cutting and open house.
“We are thrilled to welcome the community to this brand new, state-of-the-art facility,” Claire Mooney, senior vice president and Lancaster Medical Center’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.
The hospital is part of Penn State Health’s strategic plan, which calls for ensuring that patients in the health system’s coverage area are within a 10-minute drive of a primary care provider, 20 minutes of specialty practices and 30 minutes of a system hospital.