On Tuesday, May 10, Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on our replacement facility. The ceremony was held at the former Hawk Lake Golf Course at 1605 Loucks Road and more than 125 elected officials, Hospital leaders and other guests attended.
The construction of a replacement facility is a central
component of the hospital’s strategic plan to serve the York area. The former
Hawk Lake Golf Course site was selected after an extensive study of the market
and properties that would best support a health campus with room for growth.
The replacement facility will be a four-level,
102-bed hospital designed to accommodate the latest advancements in
“Memorial Hospital’s replacement facility is essential to not only meet the present health care needs of our community, but to ensure the basis for a healthy future for generations to come,” said Sally Dixon, CEO during the ceremony’s program. “The design of the new hospital incorporates modern elements will allow for expansion as we add new services or need to increase capacity to serve our community.”
Dr. Frank Paolantonio, president of Memorial’s medical staff; Jeff Callender, Radiology; Kelly Kelch, West Manchester Township manager; and Representative Seth Grove also spoke during the program. “Our replacement hospital will be a keystone of our community. It is where so many York County residents will come to when they are ill or injured. It will be where lives are saved and wounds are healed. It will be the birthplace of countless generations of future residents,” said Dr. Paolantonio.
The new hospital will feature all private patient rooms, be easier for patients to navigate and add a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Local contractors have begun excavation work and construction of the roadway for property access.
Throughout construction, walking trails on the property will remain closed to the public, though wetlands will be preserved and new walking trails will be available on the campus when the project is complete.