Holy Spirit News

Holy Spirit Hospital First Hospital in Central PA to Implant Cardiac Device

Posted: March 12th, 2014

Holy Spirit Hospital is one of the first medical facilities in the country and the first hospital in the Central Pennsylvania area to begin using a newly approved implantable cardiac monitoring device for patients. Medtronic’s Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years. This device received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance in late February 2014.

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Holy Spirit To Offer HeartCaring® Symposium in February

Posted: January 7th, 2014

The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit will present its 1st Annual HeartCaring® Symposium on Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holy Spirit Hospital Auditorium.

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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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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Support Group Meeting to be held in October

Posted: October 15th, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System’s support group for those who suffer from atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) will be held in October. A-Fib is a heart condition that affects more than three million Americans.

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Atrial Fibrillation Support Group to be held in July

Posted: June 11th, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System’s support group for those who suffer from atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) will be held in July. A-Fib is a heart condition that affects more than three million Americans.

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Holy Spirit Progress Center to Open March 27

Posted: March 22nd, 2013

Holy Spirit Health System will open its new Holy Spirit Progress Center at 20 Capital Drive, Harrisburg, on Wednesday, March 27. The center will offer outpatient services including imaging, laboratory collection and EKG services, as well as a four-bed sleep center. Capital Cardiovascular Associates also will relocate from 5 Capital Drive, Harrisburg, to this new center.

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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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Holy Spirit's Spirit of Women Program to Offer “Steps to a Woman’s Healthy Heart” Seminar

Posted: January 30th, 2013

A special health education session titled “Steps to a Woman’s Health Heart” will be presented as part of Holy Spirit Health System’s Day of Dance for Health event on Saturday, February 23. The hour-long session will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, at 11:30 a.m.  It is free to attend, but open to Holy Spirit’s Spirit of Women members who pre-register by calling (717) 763-2100. Registration is limited to 150 attendees. A light lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees.

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Holy Spirit Hospital First Hospital in PA to Offer Specialized Treatment to Prevent Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Posted: November 26th, 2012

Physicians at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit performed Pennsylvania’s first minimally invasive procedure using the Lariat Suture Delivery Device to significantly reduce the risk of stroke in a patient suffering from atrial fibrillation. The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit is the currently the only location in Pennsylvania where this procedure has been performed and one of just a few locations on the entire East Coast.

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Physicians and Physician Assistant Join Capital Cardiovascular Associates

Posted: November 13th, 2012

James Lightfoot, MD; Aparajita Das, MD; Shruthi Pranesh, MD, MPH; and Julie Messina, PA-C, have joined Capital Cardiovascular Associates, a service of Holy Spirit Health System.

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