New Penn State Health facility expands access to primary and specialty care in Lancaster County

Penn State Health Medical Group – Lime Spring Outpatient Center now open

Article ID: 705885

Released: 1-Jan-2019 10:05 PM EST

Source Newsroom: Penn State Health

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Newswise — A new Penn State Health facility gives Lancaster County residents more convenient access to primary and specialty care close to home. Penn State Health Medical Group – Lime Spring Outpatient Center, the health system’s newest, most comprehensive clinic, welcomed its first patients on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

The 76,000 square foot outpatient facility is located at 2221 Noll Drive in East Hempfield Township. It consolidates five existing Penn State Health Medical Group practices: Penn State Children’s Hospital – Lancaster Outpatient, Lancaster Hematology Oncology, Penn State Health Medical Group – Red Rose Pediatrics, Penn State Health Medical Group – Oyster Point and Penn State Health Medical Group – General Internal Medicine. It also brings Penn State Health specialists to Lancaster County.

The first floor of the Lime Spring Outpatient Center includes several new specialty services, including orthopedics and sports medicine, dermatology, breast care, ENT, cardiology, urology, optometry, audiology, physical therapy and cardiac testing. The second floor will offer primary care services, as well as a walk-in lab and after-hours care.

The building’s innovative construction, featuring state-of-the-art technology designed to efficiently manage the flow of patients, is similar to Penn State Health Medical Group – Mechanicsburg.

“Our new Lime Spring Outpatient Center is designed to improve the patient experience through better coordination of care,” said Dr. A. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health and senior vice president of health affairs for Penn State. “It’s also an integral part of Penn State Health’s mission to ensure people in Lancaster County have access to quality health care close to home. Our long-term goal is to ensure that patients in throughout central Pennsylvania are within 10 minutes of our primary care providers and 20 minutes of our specialty care providers.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a provider at the Lime Spring Outpatient Center, people can call 717-715-1001.

About Penn State Health
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 14,000 people systemwide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterPenn State Children’s Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; and more than 1,400 physicians and direct care providers at 119 medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. 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.

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