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Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center opens to patients

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center staff members wave pompoms to greet their colleagues on the hospital’s opening day on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (Source: Penn State Health)

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.