September 28, 2017
Lock Haven & Sunbury Hospitals Join UPMC Susquehanna to Further Quality Care in Region
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, 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.