LOCK HAVEN – As anticipated following the purchase announcement in June, UPMC Susquehanna announced on Monday that Lock Haven Hospital is now under the UPMC umbrella. Monday’s word said Lock Haven Hospital and Sunbury Community Hospital are officially part of Williamsport-based UPCM Susquehanna. The Lock Haven operation is now known as UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven. It becomes one of more than 30 Pennsylvania hospitals part of health care provider and Pittsburgh-based UPMC
The hospital site purchase is one of two by UPMC in the Lock Haven area this year. The recently purchased former Bald Eagle Court in Wayne Township is seeing renovations to one of its several buildings, the site ticketed to be the new home for Haven Medical Center on E. Church St. in Lock Haven. The new operation, local officials have been told, will be known as UPMC Outpatient Clinic. A UPMC spokesman said official word on the status and plans for the site will be coming soon.
Below is the formal Lock Haven Hospital announcement:
WILLIAMSPORT, October 2, 2017 – UPMC Susquehanna announced on Monday, October 2 that Lock Haven Hospital and Sunbury Community Hospital have officially joined the UPMC Susquehanna family.
“Bringing these hospitals into our family allows us to reinvest in both facilities to improve access, enhance care, and grow existing services,” says Steven P. Johnson, president of UPMC Susquehanna. “This move benefits the operations, expansion and financial stability of both facilities. We are excited to extend our tradition of high-quality, compassionate care to the Lock Haven and Sunbury communities.”
Serving Central Pennsylvania, Lock Haven Hospital, now UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, is a 47-bed hospital providing inpatient and outpatient care. Services include emergency, medical and surgical care, robust senior programs, pain management, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics, family medicine and women’s health services. It is a Joint Commission-accredited facility with over 40 employed physicians, gold seal-accredited mammography, and an adjacent 90-bed long-term rehabilitation center.
“Lock Haven works hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community,” notes Ron Reynolds, Vice President of Clinton County Operations for UPMC Susquehanna. “We are pleased to welcome them into the UPMC Susquehanna family and continue to build on our reputation of providing patients with high-quality doctors, nurses and medical staff close to home. Bringing a new level of innovation, collaboration and access is a great win for the Lock Haven community.”
Sunbury Community Hospital, now UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury, is a 70-bed hospital serving the greater Susquehanna Valley. The facility features a strong health provider base and is Joint Commission accredited in hospital and laboratory services, offering a diverse range of services in cardiology, ENT, orthopedics, urology, psychiatry, general surgery, senior circle programs, and emergency care.
“The employees of Sunbury Community Hospital are excited to forge this new relationship with UPMC Susquehanna,” adds Sunbury Community Hospital CEO Bob Williams. “At Sunbury Community Hospital, we believe in the power of people to create great care, and this strong alliance allows us the ability to continue providing compassionate, patient-centered care built on their foundation of combining cutting-edge medicine with compassion and affordability.”
As part of its mission to expand quality services and health care access throughout the northcentral Pennsylvania region, UPMC Susquehanna acquired both hospitals from affiliates of Quorum Health following an asset purchase agreement in June. Over the past few months, transition teams have begun working closely together to align operational systems.
To commemorate the official announcement, campuses throughout UPMC Susquehanna welcomed the new additions with celebrations, meet-and-greets, and refreshments.
For more information on UPMC Susquehanna and its new member hospitals, visit UPMCSusquehanna.org.
About UPMC Susquehanna
UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania-based health system that includes Divine Providence Hospital, Lock Haven Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Sunbury Community Hospital, and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Serving patients from a 12-county region, UPMC Susquehanna has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. This regional provider offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long-term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.
A $16 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. UPMC provides more than $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 80,000 employees, more than 30 hospitals, 600 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.2 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. As UPMC works in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, and UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners on four continents. For more information, go to UPMC.com.