Holy Spirit News

Girls' Night Out to be held in Carlisle in April

Posted: March 24th, 2014

Holy Spirit Health System’s Spirit of Women program is hosting its 5th annual Spirit Girls’ Night Out, Carlisle, on Friday, April 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. This free event will be held at the St. Patrick’s Parish Activity Center, 87 Marsh Drive, Carlisle.

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Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program Offered

Posted: March 12th, 2014

Holy Spirit Health System will host its fifth annual Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program for those interested in teaching others how to use this model. Applications are currently being accepted for the 13-month Practitioner Program which consists of two education phases, two supervised practica and an onsite visit. Students are taught basic and advanced aspects of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. The use of this system can help women achieve or avoid pregnancy, as well as assist healthcare providers in evaluation and treatment of infertility, repetitive miscarriage, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, PMS, and perimenopausal symptoms.

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Doctors at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Perform PA’s First Coronary Orbital Atherectomy Using New Device

Posted: December 18th, 2013

Cardiologists at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit performed Pennsylvania’s first coronary orbital atherectomy using the Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System.  The Ortenzio Heart Center is the only facility in Pennsylvania and one of about a dozen hospitals nationwide that is approved to use this device.

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Free Prostate Cancer Screenings to be Offered in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg

Posted: August 15th, 2013

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 End of Prostate Cancer, to provide free prostate cancer screenings on Wednesday, September 11. The free DRE and PSA screenings will be provided in private exam rooms in a specially converted bus. Men can take advantage of these free screenings from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Harrisburg near the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at 4600 Jonestown Road, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Mechanicsburg near the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at 6385 Carlisle Pike.

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Free Program on Living Wills and Advance Directives

Posted: April 18th, 2013

The 6th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day is Saturday, April 20. This day was designated to bring awareness to advance directives and living wills.  These important documents represent what healthcare choices you’d like or not if you were unable to communicate due to an accident or illness.  These documents also allow you to name a healthcare power of attorney or legal advocate to make these decisions for you if you are unable.

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Educational Seminar on How to Live Healthy with Heart Disease

Posted: February 4th, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on heart disease in February. Christopher Spizzieri, DO, FACC, FASE, a cardiologist with Capital Cardiovascular Associates, will present “Healthy Living with Heart Disease” on Thursday, February 21, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s Auditorium. 

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Day of Dance for Health Schedule Announced

Posted: January 30th, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System is hosting its sixth annual Spirit of Women dance event in February. “Day of Dance for Your Health” will be held on Saturday, February 23, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill. The day will include dancing demonstrations and instruction, learning how to keep your heart healthy and more! Registration is required to attend this free event. Please register by calling 717-763-2100.

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Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program Offered

Posted: December 27th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host its fourth annual Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program for those interested in teaching others how to use this model. Applications are currently being accepted for the 13-month Practitioner Program which consists of two education phases, two supervised practica and an on-site visit. Students are taught basic and advanced aspects of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.

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Educational Lecture on Weight Loss with the Lap-Band® to be Offered

Posted: December 27th, 2012

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on for those who want to learn more about weight loss with the Lap-Band®.  J. Bret DeLone, MD, Kunkel Surgical Group, will present “How can we help you reach your weight loss goals” on Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Hospital auditorium.

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Holy Spirit Hospital First Area Hospital to Use Innovative Disinfection System

Posted: December 17th, 2012

Holy Spirit is the first hospital in the area, and the second in the state of Pennsylvania, to use Xenex Healthcare Services' room disinfection system. Xenex's three-foot high portable device uses a xenon lamp to create an intense pulsating ultraviolet (UV) light that kills or prevents the replication of bacteria, spores, viruses, fungi, mycobacteria, C. diff spores, MRSA, VRE, pseudomonas, norovirus, and hundreds of other microorganisms which can cause healthcare associated infections (HAIs). This chemical-free disinfection system enhances traditional room cleaning. Studies have shown significant reductions of these superbugs with the use of this equipment.

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