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December 5, 2013

Kunkel Foundation gives major gift to Holy Spirit Health System's 50th anniversary campaign

The John Crain Kunkel Foundation recently made a major gift to Holy Spirit Health System to benefit its new Spirit Urgent Care center. The foundation’s $200,000 gift supports Holy Spirit’s 50th Anniversary capital campaign entitled A Mission on the Move.  In honor of the gift, Holy Spirit has named its Spirit Urgent Care’s waiting area the John Crain Kunkel Waiting Room.

“Our new Spirit Urgent Care is a vital investment for the community, and it is already exceeding our expectations,” said Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, President and CEO, Holy Spirit Health System.  “It is clear that the community was ready for more convenient access to urgent care. We are so grateful to the John Crain Kunkel Foundation for helping us meet this need for our patients.”

Located next to the Holy Spirit Hospital campus at 431 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, Spirit Urgent Care provides convenient care from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.  The walk-in center is a convenient and affordable option for those who are sick or injured.  The center is not for life-threatening emergencies or ongoing care for chronic health problems. Spirit Urgent Care is expected to serve about 20,000 patients this year.

The foundation’s gift supported the transformation of an existing property into a needed healthcare facility. Spirit Urgent Care includes two treatment rooms, six exam rooms, an accredited lab, an X-ray suite, and the John Crain Kunkel Waiting Room.

Holy Spirit’s 50th Anniversary campaign is responding to community healthcare needs by raising funds for significant capital investments to advance new technologies, improve facilities, and enhance network infrastructure.  For additional information about the 50th Anniversary Campaign, visit or call Holy Spirit’s Development Office at 717-763-2595.

About the John Crain Kunkel Foundation

The John Crain Kunkel Foundation is named for John Crain Kunkel (1898-1970), a Dauphin County Commissioner and nine-term U.S. Congressman, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Over the years, this foundation has generously supported the arts, human services, higher education, and healthcare organizations in the Central Pennsylvania region.

About Holy Spirit Health System

Holy Spirit Health System is a community Catholic health system sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity. It provides high-quality, cost-effective health services to patients in the greater Harrisburg area and South Central Pennsylvania. The flagship is Holy Spirit Hospital, a 315-bed JCAHO-accredited acute care facility, located in Camp Hill, Pa.  The hospital has close to 500 physicians on its medical staff and offers a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including pre- and post-hospital care. Holy Spirit provides state-of-the-art care through conveniently located primary and specialty practices and outpatient centers.