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WellSpan's Gettysburg Hospital opening new $18.1M ER
WellSpan Health on April 4 will open its new emergency department at Gettysburg Hospital.
The $18.1 million project is the largest expansion for the hospital in the past two decades, WellSpan spokesman Barry Sparks said. It added 19,000 square feet, more than tripling the size of the existing emergency department. The addition consists of 18 private treatment rooms, a vending area with café seating, a pediatric waiting area and more restrooms.
After the section of the emergency department is opened, renovation work will begin in the previously existing emergency space to convert it into staff areas and ready it for future expansions. All renovations are scheduled to be completed by August, according to WellSpan's website.
"We're extremely proud of what our new facility will offer residents and visitors of the Gettysburg area," Dr. Bill Steinour, the hospital's medical director of emergency medicine, said in a statement. "The people we serve will experience a brand new environment designed around meeting their needs combined with our staff's continual dedication to providing high quality care that's safe, timely and effective."
The hospital will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. March 31.
Harrisburg-based Alexander Building Construction Co. was the general contractor for the project, and Maryland-based architect firm Wilmot Sanz Inc. did the design.
York Township-based WellSpan Health also operates York Hospital.
Editor's note: This item was modified from its previous version to add that the addition will more than triple the size of the existing emergency department.