Holy Spirit News

Doctors at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Perform PA’s First Coronary Orbital Atherectomy Using New Device

Posted: December 18th, 2013

Cardiologists at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit performed Pennsylvania’s first coronary orbital atherectomy using the Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System.  The Ortenzio Heart Center is the only facility in Pennsylvania and one of about a dozen hospitals nationwide that is approved to use this device.

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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 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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Physicians and Physician Assistant Join Capital Cardiovascular Associates

Posted: November 13th, 2012

James Lightfoot, MD; Aparajita Das, MD; Shruthi Pranesh, MD, MPH; and Julie Messina, PA-C, have joined Capital Cardiovascular Associates, a service of Holy Spirit Health System.

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West Shore EMS Acquires the LUCAS™ Chest Compression System

Posted: April 4th, 2012

West Shore EMS, a service of Holy Spirit Health System, has purchased four LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System units from Physio-Control, Inc. The LUCAS 2 system is an external, mechanical device that provides chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), even in less than ideal physical locations. The 15-pound device allows emergency medical teams to focus on other lifesaving therapies, such as medication, ventilation and defibrillation, and can improve outcomes for adult cardiac arrest patients. West Shore EMS is the area’s first provider in Cumberland and Perry counties to have the LUCAS device. They will also place one of the units in Franklin County.

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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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Educational Seminar on Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Surgery for Urology Issues to be Offered

Posted: September 27th, 2011

In November, Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on how minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can be used to treat urology conditions and diseases. Christopher P. Moyer, DO, Urology of Central PA, will present “Applications of the da Vinci® Robot in Urology” on Monday, November 14, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium. 

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Holy Spirit Earns Top Rating for Heart Surgery

Posted: August 30th, 2011

Holy Spirit Hospital earned the top rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the quality of its heart surgery program.

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Educational Seminar on Women’s Health Issues and Treatment Options to be Offered

Posted: August 30th, 2011

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on women’s health issues and treatment options in September. Damon Cudihy, MD, Center for Women’s Health, will present “Know Your Options” on Thursday, September 15, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium. 

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