Holy Spirit Heath System has initiated plans to affiliate with Geisinger Health System of Danville. The Camp Hill, Cumberland County based hospital system says it has signed a letter of intent to explore ways the healthcare organizations can work together.
“This is an important time in our 50-year history as we plan for our future,” said Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, FACHE, Holy Spirit Health System President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Sisters of Christian Charity, in their sponsorship role, and the board of directors are committed to ensuring the mission-driven Catholic identity of Holy Spirit Health System.”
Holy Spirit Health System is a strong and growing healthcare provider serving southcentral Pennsylvania. Holy Spirit includes its flagship Holy Spirit Hospital, a 315-bed Joint Commission accredited acute care facility located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. The health system has more than 2,900 employees and more than 500 physicians on its hospital medical staff.
“Healthcare continues to evolve not only in south central Pennsylvania, but throughout the United States, and we are always open to exploring ways to improve care and best serve the community,” said Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD. “Forward thinking organizations such as Holy Spirit and Geisinger proactively work toward enhancing care, and that is what we are now considering together.”
The nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 19,000 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 413,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $6.1 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy.