Holy Spirit News

Learn about the Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease at "Taste of Sugar" Support Group in February

Posted: January 23rd, 2012

Holy Spirit Diabetes Services offers a free monthly support group for people with pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and their families. “A Taste of Sugar” meets on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in Wegman’s conference room.

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Learn about Diabetic Foot and Leg Problems at "Taste of Sugar" Support Group in March

Posted: January 23rd, 2012

Holy Spirit Diabetes Services offers a free monthly support group for people with pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and their families. “A Taste of Sugar” meets on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in Wegman’s conference room.

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Spirit Girls' Night Out to be Held in Carlisle

Posted: January 23rd, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System’s Spirit of Women program is hosting Spirit Girls’ Night Out on Friday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This free event will be held at the Hotel Carlisle (formerly the Embers Convention Center), 1700 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle.

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Holy Spirit Hospital Now Offers Cryoablation Services

Posted: January 18th, 2012

Safwat Gassis, MD, FACC, has joined Capital Cardiovascular Associates, a service of Holy Spirit Health System. Dr. Gassis is a cardiologist who offers the most advanced treatment options for heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation. He performed Pennsylvania’s first balloon cryoablation procedure to treat atrial fibrillation—the most common irregular heart rhythm—after its approval by the FDA in December 2010. The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit currently is the only location in the greater Harrisburg area where this ablation technique is being performed. Dr. Gassis is among the most experienced electrophysiologists in the country using this ablation technique, an important factor shown to influence success rates.

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Holy Spirit’s Carlisle Center Adding New Services January 18

Posted: January 13th, 2012

The Holy Spirit Carlisle Center will open its imaging and lab services on Wednesday, January 18. This new center is located at 1211 Forge Road, Carlisle, near Westminster and York Roads.

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Free CPR Classes Offered to Community

Posted: January 9th, 2012

ALL CLASSES ARE FULL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

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Holy Spirit Hospital Auxiliary to Host Musical Performance

Posted: January 3rd, 2012

The Holy Spirit Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a presentation of Theatre Harrisburg’s presentation of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. at The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. This timeless favorite is appropriate for all ages.

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Caring for Elderly Parents Seminar to be Offered

Posted: January 3rd, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on caring for elderly parents in January. Maureen Asper, RN, ACNS-BC, coordinator of Palliative Care and Faith-Based Nursing Ministry, Holy Spirit Hospital, and Mary Ann Stetz, MS, LSW, will present “Caring for Elderly Parents: Coping Strategies for the Sandwich Generation” on Thursday, January 19, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium.

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Doctors at Holy Spirit Hospital Perform United States’ First Non-Trial TAVR Procedure using the SAPIEN device

Posted: December 14th, 2011

Rajesh Dave, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chief Medical Executive, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, and Vincent Park, MD, Cardiovascular Surgical Institute, together successfully performed the United States’ first (non-trial, commercial use) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the Edwards Lifesciences’ SAPIEN device at Holy Spirit Hospital. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve Model 9000TFX and accessories for commercial use on November 2, 2011.

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Day of Dance to be held February 25

Posted: December 13th, 2011

Holy Spirit Health System is hosting its fifth annual Spirit of Women dance event in February. “Day of Dance for Health” will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill. In addition to dance performances and lessons, this event includes health displays and free health screenings for registered participants. Bring your friends and family to dance, learn simple ways to stay healthy, enjoy music, and participate in health screenings. To be eligible for door prizes and health screenings, please register by calling 717-972-4879 or register online.

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