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Holy Spirit’s Urgent Care Center and Data Center Are Under Construction

Posted: 11 October 2012

Holy Spirit Health System’s Spirit Urgent Care Center and Data Center are currently under construction. A ceremony was held onsite today at 431 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, to commemorate the start of construction. The following people made brief remarks: Bruce Brown, Chairperson, Holy Spirit Health System; Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, President and CEO, Holy Spirit Health System; David Black, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC; Edith Dees, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Holy Spirit Health System; and Rick Schaffner, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Holy Spirit Health System.

“This facility will allow Holy Spirit to provide urgent care to people who live and work in the area, as well as a state-of-the-art data center that will allow us to continue to enhance electronic health records so we can continually improve patient outcomes,” said Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, president and CEO, Holy Spirit Health System.

“Our Emergency department visits are at an all-time high of more than 50,000 visits annually. Some of the patients we care for in the ED really need non-emergency care,” she said.  “In addition, we realize that people are busy and it’s difficult to fit healthcare appointments into their lives. We knew we had an opportunity to provide patient-centered care in a more efficient and convenient manner for the community we serve by building an urgent care center.”

“Because of the proximity to Holy Spirit Hospital, we knew this was the perfect place for an urgent care center. We also knew that our two existing data centers were quickly outgrowing their maximum capacity. Housing the urgent care center and data center at this location was our most cost-effective and practical solution,” said Sister Romaine.

When the Spirit Urgent Care Center opens, the physicians and staff will take care of patients with non-life threatening injuries and illnesses; those who don’t have a primary care physician; individuals who have a doctor but would use the urgent care service after regular office hours, and patients with busy lifestyles who are unable to commit to scheduled appointments at a physician’s office.

The 35,000-square-foot building is expected to open in early 2013. The Spirit Urgent Care Center will occupy about 6,600 square feet, while the Data Center will occupy about 28,000 square feet.