Holy Spirit News

Health Screenings and Flu Shots Offered in October

Posted: September 24th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital offers free and low-cost health screenings to the public each month. Screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol ($5), colorectal, and glucose ($2). The screenings are offered in the hospital auditorium from 2 to 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. On October 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., flu shots will be offered to individuals 18 years of age and older for $26. Charges will be submitted for those with Medicare Part B. No appointment is necessary.

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One-on-one Diabetes Education Now Being Offered at Carlisle Center

Posted: September 21st, 2012

Holy Spirit Diabetes Services is now offering individualized diabetes education at the Holy Spirit Carlisle Center. Mona Lemanski, RD, certified diabetes educator and licensed dietitian and nutritionist, will provide one-on-one education for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. A physician’s referral is needed. Most insurance plans are accepted. To schedule a one-hour appointment, please contact Holy Spirit Diabetes Services at 763-2466.

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Construction Begins on the Holy Spirit Progress Center

Posted: September 21st, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System held an event last week commemorating the start of construction of the Holy Spirit Progress Center at 20 Capital Drive, Harrisburg. Holy Spirit will be consolidating several outpatient services at this facility, as well as opening its second sleep center. The four-bed sleep center will help physicians diagnose sleep disorders using the latest technology.

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Holy Spirit Health System Named One of Best Places to Work in PA

Posted: September 21st, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, Holy Spirit Health System has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal

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Bereavement Support Group Offered

Posted: September 19th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital’s Pastoral Care Department is offering a free Bereavement Support Group/Lecture Series for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.  It is also offered to those who care about friends who are grieving.  Various aspects of the grieving process will be discussed to help individuals understand how to cope with grief and how to develop skills necessary to turn their mourning into cherished memories of their loved ones.

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Girls' Night Out Slated for October

Posted: September 11th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System is hosting its “Spirit Girls’ Night Out” on Friday, October 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Harrisburg Area Community College’s Wildwood Conference Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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Community Health Needs Assessement Report Unveiled

Posted: September 7th, 2012

Three healthcare organizations — Holy Spirit Health System, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and PinnacleHealth System —chose to collaborate on a comprehensive community health needs assessment on behalf of the residents of Central Pennsylvania.  Each of the organizations has a long history of providing quality programs and services to people within the shared regional service area. This collaborative endeavor represented a willingness to work together to create a common resource to identify and understand community health needs, make the most of the community’s existing resources, use these common resources, and achieve economies of scale during the assessment phase. 

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Doctor Joins Holy Spirit’s Carlisle Family Health Center

Posted: August 27th, 2012

Gordon Miller, DO, joined Babak Behta, MD, and Karen Ware, PA-C, at Holy Spirit’s Carlisle Family Health Center, 1211 Forge Road, Carlisle.

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Atrial Fibrillation Educational Lecture to be Offered

Posted: August 27th, 2012

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. Safwat Gassis, MD, FACC, of Capital Cardiovascular Associates, will present “Recognizing Atrial Fibrillation: Treatment Options for this Common Heart Condition” in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium.

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Free Prostate Screenings to be offered in Camp Hill and Carlisle

Posted: August 21st, 2012

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men. Early detection could save lives. Holy Spirit Health System and Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. are partnering with ZERO, the Project to End Prostate Cancer, to provide free prostate screenings on Wednesday, September 26. The free DRE and PSA screenings will be provided in a private exam room in a specially converted bus. Men can take advantage of these free screenings from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Holy Spirit Camp Hill Center, 875 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill, and from 1 to 4 p.m. at Target, 246 Westminster Drive, Carlisle. This screening is for men who are 40 years and older or any man who has a family history of prostate cancer. The screenings take about 10 minutes and no appointment is needed.

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