This morning Select Medical is formally opening its new 38-bed hospital designed for patients recovering from the most critical and complex medical and surgical conditions.
Select Specialty Hospital-Harrisburg, formerly at 2501 N. Third St. in Harrisburg, has moved into the new facility on the fifth floor of the Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building on the PinnacleHealth System Harrisburg Hospital Campus.
Select Medical announced the plan in January, saying it would allow more convenient access for patients; permit closer coordination with referring physicians; bring the hospital closer to nearby diagnostic services; and let it offer patients all-private rooms for the first time.
The new facility also offers wireless Internet access and significantly more natural sunlight than the previous location. Once operating at full capacity, the new hospital is expected to employ 125 employees.
Select Medical, based in Lower Allen Township, also operates three other area hospitals:
• Select Specialty Hospital-Camp Hill, on Holy Spirit Hospital's campus in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County.
• Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, South Hanover Township, Dauphin County.