Holy Spirit News

Holy Spirit’s Urgent Care Center and Data Center Are Under Construction

Posted: October 11th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System’s Spirit Urgent Care Center and Data Center are currently under construction. A ceremony was held onsite today at 431 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, to commemorate the start of construction. The following people made brief remarks: Bruce Brown, Chairperson, Holy Spirit Health System; Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, President and CEO, Holy Spirit Health System; David Black, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC; Edith Dees, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Holy Spirit Health System; and Rick Schaffner, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Holy Spirit Health System.

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Fundraiser to Benefit The Birthplace

Posted: September 25th, 2012

On Saturday, November 10, the Holy Spirit Hospital Auxiliary will host its 22nd annual Share the Spirit Gala at the West Shore Country Club. The Gala will begin at 6 p.m., and includes cocktails, dinner and dancing. A silent auction and raffle drawing will also be held. Entertainment will be provided by Pentagon. Black tie attire is optional.

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Health Screenings and Flu Shots Offered in October

Posted: September 24th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital offers free and low-cost health screenings to the public each month. Screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol ($5), colorectal, and glucose ($2). The screenings are offered in the hospital auditorium from 2 to 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. On October 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., flu shots will be offered to individuals 18 years of age and older for $26. Charges will be submitted for those with Medicare Part B. No appointment is necessary.

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Bereavement Support Group Offered

Posted: September 19th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital’s Pastoral Care Department is offering a free Bereavement Support Group/Lecture Series for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.  It is also offered to those who care about friends who are grieving.  Various aspects of the grieving process will be discussed to help individuals understand how to cope with grief and how to develop skills necessary to turn their mourning into cherished memories of their loved ones.

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Girls' Night Out Slated for October

Posted: September 11th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System is hosting its “Spirit Girls’ Night Out” on Friday, October 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Harrisburg Area Community College’s Wildwood Conference Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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Free Prostate Screenings to be offered in Camp Hill and Carlisle

Posted: August 21st, 2012

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men. Early detection could save lives. Holy Spirit Health System and Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. are partnering with ZERO, the Project to End Prostate Cancer, to provide free prostate screenings on Wednesday, September 26. The free DRE and PSA screenings will be provided in a private exam room in a specially converted bus. Men can take advantage of these free screenings from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Holy Spirit Camp Hill Center, 875 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill, and from 1 to 4 p.m. at Target, 246 Westminster Drive, Carlisle. This screening is for men who are 40 years and older or any man who has a family history of prostate cancer. The screenings take about 10 minutes and no appointment is needed.

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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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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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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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Bereavement Support Group Offered

Posted: April 25th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital’s Pastoral Care Department is offering a free Bereavement Support Group/Lecture Series for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.  It is also offered to those who care about friends who are grieving.  Various aspects of the grieving process will be discussed to help individuals understand how to cope with grief and how to develop skills necessary to turn their mourning into cherished memories of their loved ones.

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