Holy Spirit News

Bereavement Support Group Offered

Posted: April 25th, 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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“Living Life from the Inside Out: Finding Inner Courage Where it Lives” Conference to be held at Holy Spirit Hospital

Posted: April 21st, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) are hosting a professional enrichment conference entitled "Living Life from the Inside Out: Finding Inner Courage Where it Lives." The conference will be held on Friday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa.

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LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System Now Offered by Kunkel Surgical Group

Posted: April 20th, 2012

The Kunkel Surgical Group, Carlisle and Camp Hill, has added the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System to its array of surgical services. Drs. J. Bret DeLone, Richard Griffiths, and Paul Kunkel now perform this minimally invasive procedure at Holy Spirit Hospital.

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Holy Spirit Hospital now uses Robot-Assisted Procedure to treat Atrial Fibrillation

Posted: April 10th, 2012

David Man, MD, FACC, Capital Cardiovascular Associates, and the electrophysiology (EP) staff at The Ortenzio Heart Center successfully completed the first flexible robotics EP procedure at Holy Spirit Hospital last week. Dr. Man used the Hansen Medical Sensei® X Robotics System to treat the patient with atrial fibrillation.

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West Shore EMS Acquires the LUCAS™ Chest Compression System

Posted: April 4th, 2012

West Shore EMS, a service of Holy Spirit Health System, has purchased four LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System units from Physio-Control, Inc. The LUCAS 2 system is an external, mechanical device that provides chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), even in less than ideal physical locations. The 15-pound device allows emergency medical teams to focus on other lifesaving therapies, such as medication, ventilation and defibrillation, and can improve outcomes for adult cardiac arrest patients. West Shore EMS is the area’s first provider in Cumberland and Perry counties to have the LUCAS device. They will also place one of the units in Franklin County.

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Holy Spirit Hosts “Women on the Alert for Diabetes:

Posted: March 16th, 2012

Holy Spirit Diabetes Services and Spirit of Women are presenting “Women on the Alert for Diabetes: Snack Attack” on Thursday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium.  Suzanne Nesmith, RN, BSN, M.Ed., CDE, diabetes educator, will help attendees learn how to use portion control and make snacks part of your meal planning. Diabetic-friendly snacks are included.

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Cardiac Patient Support Group Offered in March

Posted: March 14th, 2012

Holy Spirit Hospital has teamed up with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to provide cardiac health education, as well as group support to patients, their families, and caregivers to promote lifelong heart healthy living.

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“Taste of Sugar” Support Group Meetings Offered

Posted: March 7th, 2012

Holy Spirit Diabetes Services offers a free monthly support group for people with pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and their families. “A Taste of Sugar” meets on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in Wegman’s conference room. No registration is necessary.  For more information, please contact Holy Spirit Diabetes Services at 763-2466.

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Educational Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation to be Offered

Posted: March 1st, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and the latest treatment options. Safwat Gassis, MD, FACC, of Capital Cardiovascular Associates, will present “Atrial Fibrillation: New Treatment Options for this Common Irregular Heart Rhythm” on Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium.

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Holy Spirit Adds Vascular Practice

Posted: February 29th, 2012

Three physicians from Vascular Associates, PC, have joined Holy Spirit Health System. John Calaitges, MD, Joseph Campbell, MD, FACS, and Richard Razzino, MD, are board certified, fellowship-trained vascular surgeons and experts in all diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of vascular disease.

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