Holy Spirit News

Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program Offered

Posted: December 27th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host its fourth annual Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program for those interested in teaching others how to use this model. Applications are currently being accepted for the 13-month Practitioner Program which consists of two education phases, two supervised practica and an on-site visit. Students are taught basic and advanced aspects of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.

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Educational Lecture on Weight Loss with the Lap-Band® to be Offered

Posted: December 27th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on for those who want to learn more about weight loss with the Lap-Band®.  J. Bret DeLone, MD, Kunkel Surgical Group, will present “How can we help you reach your weight loss goals” on Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Hospital auditorium.

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Holy Spirit Hospital Now Performs TransOral Robotic Surgery

Posted: December 17th, 2012

James P. Malone, MD, board-certified otolaryngologist with Associated Otolaryngologists of Pennsylvania, has begun performing TransOral Robotic Surgery at Holy Spirit Hospital. Last week, this minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery was used to successfully remove a cancerous tumor on the base of a patient’s tongue. Holy Spirit Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the greater Harrisburg region to offer this type of surgery.

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Holy Spirit Hospital First Area Hospital to Use Innovative Disinfection System

Posted: December 17th, 2012

Holy Spirit is the first hospital in the area, and the second in the state of Pennsylvania, to use Xenex Healthcare Services' room disinfection system. Xenex's three-foot high portable device uses a xenon lamp to create an intense pulsating ultraviolet (UV) light that kills or prevents the replication of bacteria, spores, viruses, fungi, mycobacteria, C. diff spores, MRSA, VRE, pseudomonas, norovirus, and hundreds of other microorganisms which can cause healthcare associated infections (HAIs). This chemical-free disinfection system enhances traditional room cleaning. Studies have shown significant reductions of these superbugs with the use of this equipment.

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Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute and Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute Sign Collaborative Surgery Agreement

Posted: December 12th, 2012

Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute and Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute have signed a collaborative agreement for cardiac and thoracic surgery, to have physicians from Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute provide world-class cardiothoracic surgery at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit.

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

Posted: December 6th, 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 “A” score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM. The A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals is based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

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