COVID-19 Patient Visitation Policy
Penn State Health is committed to the safety of patients, staff, visitors and the general public. Due to the continued presence of COVID-19 in the region, Penn State Health is not allowing visitors in any of its facilities. Additional changes have been made to the guidelines for family/support persons. Adult inpatients, outpatient surgery patients and patients receiving outpatient procedures may have one designated family/support person per stay. The family/support person is not permitted to stay the night. Adult patients accessing emergency departments or clinics are also permitted one family/support person to accompany them.
Pediatric inpatients, outpatient surgery and outpatient procedure patients may have two family/support persons per stay. Per the visitation restriction policy, no visitors, aside from patient-designated and exception approved family/support persons, are allowed at this time.
View the visitation restriction policy for detailed information.
Holy Spirit Hospital has been honored to care for families on the West Shore and beyond for the past 57 years. Our intention has always been to be with you for life.
That’s why we’re thrilled to be part of the Penn State Health family, the region’s largest team of expert providers. We’re still here for you, offering the same compassionate, healing care that has been our hallmark for generations. But now, patients will benefit from the combined expertise, close collaboration and advanced research of central Pennsylvania’s only locally based, university-affiliated health system. We look forward to providing the health we need to live the way we want as Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center.
Plan Your Visit
- Free parking is provided at Holy Spirit Medical Center. We offer a courtesy van to transport you to the main entrance Monday through Friday. You can also pull up to the front entrance and enjoy free valet parking from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- For cardiac services and MRI services, please park outside the Ortenzio Heart Center on the lower level.
- Parking at other Holy Spirit locations: All of our outpatient locations, including our physician offices and imaging centers, provide convenient parking.
Capital Area Transit (CAT) operates two routes that stop at Holy Spirit on weekdays and Saturdays.
- For complete bus schedule information, call 717-238-8304 or visit cattransit.com
Cumberland County Transportation (provided via RabbitTransit)
Perry County Transportation Authority
- To schedule a ride, call 877-800-RIDE (7433)
CAT’s Paratransit/Share-A-Ride-Dauphin County
- To schedule a ride, call 717-232-6100
About Holy Spirit Medical Center
Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center is a Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation accredited Level II Trauma Center. Trauma centers provide around-the-clock complex critical care for patients suffering from life-threatening injuries such as those resulting from motor vehicle accidents, falls and acts of violence. Holy Spirit Medical Center’s trauma team includes a trauma/critical care physician, an emergency medicine physician, neurosurgeons and orthopaedic traumatologists who are supported by surgical and non-surgical specialists and staff from anesthesia, radiology and interventional radiology.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
If your newborn requires additional medical care, he or she will be cared for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (or NICU) at Holy Spirit Medical Center. Our NICU is staffed 24/7 by neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists — all equipped with special training to provide the care and support your baby needs.
Located right next to our labor and delivery unit, the Holy Spirit Medical Center NICU cares for premature and term infants requiring specialized care such as continuous cardio-respiratory monitoring, supplemental oxygen, mechanical ventilation and CPAP for respiratory support, IV fluids and IV antibiotics for suspected infections and intensive phototherapy to treat severe jaundice. Should your baby need additional care, transfer to another NICU is available.
To contact the Holy Spirit Medical Center NICU, call 717-763-2205.
Over the years, Holy Spirit Medical Center has earned American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) honors for our commitment to providing evidence-based heart and stroke care. Holy Spirit Medical Center was the first hospital in Pennsylvania to receive the GWTG Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Gold award, recognizing us for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation. We also earned the GWTG Heart Failure Gold Plus award, and the GWTG Stroke Gold Plus award.
We are certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and we earned Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care from The Joint Commission. We are accredited as a Chest Pain Center (primary PCI with resuscitation) by the American College of Cardiology.
Holy Spirit Medical Center earned Highmark Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center designations for cardiac care, spine surgery, and maternity care, as well as Blue Distinction Center+ designations for knee and hip replacement. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.
The Holy Spirit Medical Center Breast Care Center earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.
Holy Spirit Medical Center General Surgery’s bariatric program is accredited as a comprehensive center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
The Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) recognizes our commitment to providing positive experiences for the older adults in our care.