Penn State Opens Newest Hospital

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor
October 7, 2021

Ken Wolter /

Penn State Health recently opened its newest hospital. Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center gives residents another option for the services of Penn State Health, complementing Holy Spirit Medical Center along with the health system’s primary and specialty care practice sites across the West Shore.

The completion of Hampden Medical Center contributes to Penn State Health’s long-term goal of ensuring that everyone in the communities it serves is within 10 minutes of a Penn State Health primary care provider, 20 minutes of its specialty care services, and 30 minutes of a Penn State Health acute care hospital.

“Together with Highmark, we made a promise to bring the expertise of Penn State Health’s providers closer to the communities where our patients live,” said Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini. “Hampden Medical Center represents our most significant investment to date in fulfilling that promise to make care more convenient and comfortable.”

Hampden Medical Center opened with approximately 300 employees, with a planned increase over the first three years to more than 900 employees.

The 300,000-square-foot hospital includes 110 private inpatient beds, an emergency department, imaging and lab services, various specialty inpatient services, women’s health, labor and delivery, and complete medical and surgical capabilities. Care at Hampden Medical Center will be provided by Penn State Health faculty physicians, Penn State Health community practice providers, and independent community providers.

Work on the $300 million acute-care facility began in March 2019 and brought hundreds of jobs to the area. Cannon Design and Barton Malow Alexander partnered with Penn State Health on the project and sourced many key services and materials from local businesses.

Hampden Medical Center incorporates solutions intended to put people at ease, including a modern design and many visually striking features. They include some 400 pieces of art created by community artists and hand-picked by a diverse group of 14 community members.

See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Construction

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Bottom Line: Study Finds Shoes Major Source of C. Diff

Shoe soles had highest positivity rates, with 45 percent of samples testing positive for bacteria


UL Certification Recognizes Food Service Safety

Mark provides objective evidence that food service operations in healthcare facilities and other settings meet key food safety criteria


Emergency Care Center Brings 24-Hour Care to Area

New facility features new exam rooms, trauma rooms, a full-service imaging center, and a laboratory


How To Measure Cleanliness of Hospital Surfaces

What you can’t see can hurt you. Environmental services needs to prove cleaning regimen produces desired results


GSA Lays Out Facility Resilience Guidance

Plan outlines actions that can help healthcare facilities adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.