Steady Admissions and ED Use Since PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital’s 2014 Opening

Posted On On: May 14, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 14, 2015) – PinnacleHealth’s West Shore Hospital celebrates its one-year anniversary on May 19 as the first newly constructed hospital in central Pennsylvania in decades. The five-story, 108-bed hospital introduced amenities such as all-private rooms, family waiting areas and a walking trail to west shore residents.


“Our vision of delivering convenient, quality care closer to home is evident. The West Shore Hospital has had more than 20,000 visits to the emergency department in the last year,” says Michael A. Young, president and CEO, PinnacleHealth System. “We are honored to have helped our neighbors when they needed us most.”


More than 4,400 patients have been admitted since the hospital opened. Services include acute and emergency care, cardiology, orthopedics, surgical services and chronic disease management. Hospital features include nurses’ stations with patient monitoring, three cardiac labs for catheterization, electrophysiology and interventional radiology, seven operating rooms and a 12-bed ICU.


“The West Shore Hospital was about more than creating a facility to meet the demand for healthcare services. It gave us the opportunity to build a cohesive, professional team from the ground up that provides great service,” states Young. “We continue to see and hear of incredibly positive experiences from patients, their families and loved ones.”


Other data connected to the West Shore Hospital’s one-year anniversary include:


  • More than 4,400 patients admitted
  • More than 20,000 visits to the emergency department
  • More than 27,500 imaging tests performed
  • More than 80,000 patient meals served
  • More than 400 employees (not including physicians)
  • Nearly 3,800 ambulance visits
  • More than 5,000 procedures performed (imaging, catheterizations, surgeries)


The addition of the West Shore Hospital was part of PinnacleHealth’s vision for expanding patient-centered care to meet the community’s needs. Other aspects of the plan that were completed include upgrades to Community General Osteopathic and Harrisburg Hospitals. Those enhancements included private rooms, aesthetic and architectural changes to promote healing environments, and the addition of advanced digital technology for treatment, comprehensive care and educational purposes.