Geisinger Holy Spirit
Offering more services to more people
In 1963, Holy Spirit Hospital opened its doors to serve just eight patients. It has grown into a comprehensive health system with locations throughout the greater Harrisburg area, including a 306-bed hospital located in Camp Hill, PA.
Through its affiliation with Geisinger, since 2014, Geisinger Holy Spirit (GHS) has broadened its services to provide patients with greater access to primary, specialty and advanced care. Today, GHS employs about 2,600 people, including more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners. As it was from the beginning, it continues to be sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity and adhere to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. It provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for residents of Western Cumberland, Perry, Northern York, Franklin, Dauphin and Adams counties.
The 2018 community health needs assessment identified the following priorities across all Geisinger’s service areas: Access to care; behavioral health (including substance abuse and mental health strategies); and chronic disease prevention and management (with a focus on increasing healthy habits).
Over the past few years, many changes have been made at Geisinger Holy Spirit to address immediate and anticipated community needs. These include a $32 million construction project to upgrade the emergency department in preparation for becoming a trauma center. The hospital received its Level II trauma center accreditation in September 2017. Today GHS delivers complex critical care for patients suffering from life-threatening injuries, such as those resulting from falls, motor vehicle accidents, and acts of violence. Geisinger Holy Spirit has also expanded its bariatric surgery services for patients, offering both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
More detail about GHS programs, as well as a comprehensive list of many action items that resulted from what we learned in the most recent CHNA are contained in the reports below: