John R. Dietz Emergency Center

Holy Spirit’s John R. Dietz Emergency Center provides emergency care services seven days a week, 24 hours a day. And we do it with speed, precision and extraordinary competence.

To reach emergency physicians and staff, please call 717-972-4300

The physicians and nurse practitioners working in the emergency center are employed by EmCare and bill their services separately from the hospital.

Ambulance/Emergency Medical Services

West Shore EMS, an affiliate of Holy Spirit Health System, provides ambulance and medical transport services across Central Pennsylvania. Services include basic and advanced life support, and automated external defibrillation for quick response to heart attack and other cardiac emergencies.  

We also offer the 12-lead EKG system, a vital diagnostic tool that performs a pre-hospital evaluation of heart attacks, allowing the cardiologist and cath lab to treat patients more effectively upon arrival. 

For non-emergency needs, West Shore EMS provides patient transportation services via wheelchair van, invalid coach and ambulance.

Special services include:

· Consulting to evaluate area emergency response needs and strategic planning throughout the Commonwealth.

· Billing for other pre-hospital organizations.

· Vehicle maintenance performed by certified mechanics in a certified inspection station.

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