PinnacleHealth System

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PinnacleHealth System
Private, Non-profit
IndustryMedical
Founded1996
HeadquartersHarrisburg, PA
Area served
Central Pennsylvania
RevenueIncrease$1 billion (2013)
Number of employees
5,000
Websitewww.pinnaclehealth.org/
 
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PinnacleHealth System is a community-based, physician-led healthcare system serving the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. PinnacleHealth operates three hospitals—Harrisburg Hospital, Community General Osteopathic Hospital and West Shore Hospital—as well as a network of family practice and urgent care centers.

PinnacleHealth System
Private, Non-profit
IndustryMedical
Founded1996
HeadquartersHarrisburg, PA
Area served
Central Pennsylvania
RevenueIncrease$1 billion (2013)
Number of employees
5,000
Websitewww.pinnaclehealth.org/

Introduction[edit]

Since its establishment in 1996, PinnacleHealth has grown to a multicounty health system that includes more than 800 primary care physicians supported by more than 4,000 skilled nurses and technicians. In the 2013 fiscal year, PinnacleHealth received more than $1 billion in revenue.

PinnacleHealth's largest facility, Harrisburg Hospital is a 400-bed teaching hospital where more than 14,500 surgical procedures, 70 kidney transplants, 588 open heart surgeries and 3,500 newborn deliveries are performed each year, making it one of the largest urban clinical institutions in the nation. It is the seventh largest employer in the Harrisburg area.

Community General Osteopathic Hospital, located in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is an acute-care hospital that performs 8,500 surgical procedures each year. In addition to an array of medical services and specialties, the hospital offers 24/7 emergency care, a certified stroke care center, a weight loss center, a cancer care center and a rehabilitation hospital.

PinnacleHealth’s newest facility, West Shore Hospital, opened in 2014. The 188,000-square-foot hospital offers: private patient rooms, a 12-bed intensive care unit, seven state-of-the-art operating rooms, three heart catheterization labs and 24/7 emergency care. The addition of the West Shore Hospital has made a PinnacleHealth acute care hospital and emergency department available within 30 minutes of all patients and physicians in its Dauphin, Perry and Cumberland county service area.

In addition to providing comprehensive healthcare services, PinnacleHealth supports a range of community programs, including a mammogram voucher program, the PinnacleHealth SMILES dental health program and various school supply and book drives to benefit local children. In fiscal year 2013, PinnacleHealth invested more than $14 million in community programs that served more than 1.6 million central Pennsylvania residents.

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Facilities[edit]

Harrisburg Hospital is part of the Harrisburg Campus in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Services provided at the Harrisburg Campus include:

Community General Osteopathic Hospital is part of the Community Campus in Harrisburg. Services provided at the Community Campus include:

West Shore Hospital is part of the West Shore Campus in Mechanicsburg. Services provided at the West Shore Campus include:

PinnacleHealth clinics and practices can be found across central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, Dillsburg, Elizabethville, Harrisburg (several locations), Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Millersburg, Newport and Tower City.

Location of Clinics in Pennsylvania: Camp Hill, Dillsburg, Elizabethville, Harrisburg (several locations), Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Millersburg, Newport and Tower City

Community Programs[edit]

Led by the Mission Effectiveness department, the CHNA was a comprehensive community-wide process that connected more than 500,000 community residents and a wide range of public and private organizations to evaluate the community’s health and social needs. Participating organizations included educational institutions, health-related professionals, local government officials, human service and faith-based organizations. The assessment used secondary data collection, interviews with key community leaders, public forums and focus groups to identify health problems and risk factors in PinnacleHealth’s service area.

PinnacleHealth works collaboratively with the Harrisburg Area Dental Society to provide dental care for uninsured patients with urgent dental needs. The program was initiated as a result of the findings of the Community Health Needs Assessment. Research shows that dental health impacts the overall health of an individual. With a dedicated Dental Access Coordinator, the program made a large impact in its first full year of implementation by providing $17,145 in services to 297 patients through 16 general dentists and two oral surgeons.

Many children rely on resources such as a free or reduced-priced school breakfast and lunch in Pennsylvania. The Power Pack program is designed to meet the needs of these children at times when school resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Through the Power Pack Program, students in need are given backpacks filled with nutritious foods. The goal of the program is to ensure that children return to school well-fed and ready to learn. Power Packs provide a long-term solution to end childhood hunger. In 2014, PinnacleHealth provided $29,000 worth of food to area schools, totaling 8,310 packs for children in need.

In 2014, PinnacleHealth partnered with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in their Capital Beginnings Program, benefiting more than 700 young children. The program supports children who are not currently being served in an early childhood program, such as children on waiting lists for Head Start, families in shelters and using food pantries, stay-at-home families and families where one or both parents are incarcerated. In 2014, PinnacleHealth collected more than $4,000 worth of school supplies for children in need from donation bins in each of the cafeterias on the PinnacleHealth main campuses.

In 2014, PinnacleHealth donated $60,000 of furniture to the community from its warehouse and facilities that otherwise may have been thrown away. Facility staff worked with non-profits, community-based organizations and congregations to distribute furniture to those in need in the community. Furniture included tables, chairs, filing cabinets, couches, beds, lamps and many other items that could be used in a typical household. By partnering with local organizations who could identify those in greatest need, this effort helped more than 20 organizations that could impact hundreds of individuals and families.

Awards and Certifications[edit]

PinnacleHealth has received numerous awards and certifications for its commitment to quality care. Some of the awards include:

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