Holy Spirit News

Cardiac Support Group Offered in August

Posted: July 31st, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital has teamed up with cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and behavioral health staff to provide cardiac health education, as well as group support to patients, their families, and caregivers to promote lifelong heart healthy living.

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Coventry HealthAmerica and Holy Spirit Health System partner to improve care for chronic illnesses

Posted: July 25th, 2012

Coventry HealthAmerica, a Coventry Health Care plan, and Holy Spirit Health System have formed a new physician partnership program that will improve management of diseases and access to care for Coventry HealthAmerica members, particularly those who suffer from chronic illnesses. The goal of the program, which Holy Spirit has successfully offered to other patients, is to improve patient health and quality of care. This will result in the added benefit of decreasing the need for emergency room visits and hospitalization for patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.

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Holy Spirit Hospital Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM

Posted: July 13th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.

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Expanded Service at Holy Spirit Duncannon Center

Posted: July 13th, 2012

The Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab has expanded its services at the Holy Spirit Duncannon Center, 51 Business Campus Way, Duncannon. It now offers complete pulmonary function testing, which is used to check the lung function of patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, shortness of breath and other lung disorders. Testing is done by licensed respiratory staff with advanced training in pulmonary function. Tests are interpreted by experienced pulmonary medicine physicians. The information gathered during this testing allows physicians to diagnose, follow the progress of disease, and determine a patient’s response to treatment.

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Holy Spirit Names President of its of its Physician Group Practice

Posted: July 13th, 2012

Bruce Haga was recently named president of Spirit Physician Services, Inc. (SPSI), a service of Holy Spirit Health System. SPSI owns and manages Holy Spirit’s multi-specialty practices, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery, and endocrinology.

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Gatesman Named Vice President at Holy Spirit Health System

Posted: July 13th, 2012

David Gatesman has been promoted from director of imaging, sleep, cardiac and vascular imaging, and physician liaison services to vice president of professional services at Holy Spirit Health System. In his new role, Gatesman will be responsible for imaging services, laboratory, behavioral health, rehabilitative services, pastoral care, and pharmacy services. In addition to these, he will also continue to oversee Holy Spirit’s physician liaison and sleep center programs.

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Free CPR Classes Offered in August

Posted: July 9th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System is offering free CPR classes on Saturday, August 4.  American Heart Association-trained instructors will be teaching these classes in Holy Spirit Hospital’s auditorium.  These courses will teach participants the skills needed to successfully resuscitate the victim of cardiopulmonary arrest and to relieve a foreign body airway obstruction.  Participants will learn the risk factors and signs of a stroke, heart attack, cardiopulmonary arrest, and airway obstruction, and how to correctly use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults and children. 

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Two Physician Offices Relocate to Holy Spirit Carlisle Center

Posted: June 21st, 2012

The Carlisle offices of Kunkel Surgical Group and Vascular Associates have relocated to the Holy Spirit Carlisle Center at 1211 Forge Road, Carlisle.

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Holy Spirit Mechanicsburg Center Relocated

Posted: June 6th, 2012

The Holy Spirit Mechanicsburg Center has relocated to 4665 Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, less than a half-mile from its former location on St. John’s Church Road. This move brings imaging, lab and magnetic imaging under one roof. Services provided at the center include CT, MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound, general X-ray, bone densitometry, and lab and EKG services.

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Holy Spirit Carlisle Center Now Offers Digital Mammography

Posted: June 6th, 2012

The Holy Spirit Carlisle Center has added digital mammography services. Imaging services now include MRI, CT, 3D and 4D ultrasound, full body bone densitometry, digital X-ray and digital mammography with computer-aided detection. Imaging services are offered Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and general X-ray only is offered on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. 

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