Penn Highlands Clearfield New Emergency Department Opens

It’s open! The new state-of-the-art Penn Highlands Clearfield Emergency Department is now open and treating patients. The $6 million Emergency Department modernization is designed to efficiently meet the healthcare needs of the Greater Clearfield and Moshannon Valley regions. The more than 18,000 patients who visit the hospital’s ED annually will find that the renovation improves safety while it enhances functionality for hospital staff.

“In emergency situations, people in our community do not have to travel far for high-quality healthcare,” said Brad Chapman, President of Penn Highlands Clearfield. “Our newly renovated ED is staffed by highly skilled medical professionals who are using advanced technology.”

The Penn Highlands Clearfield Emergency Department is now located on the first floor of the hospital and is accessed via Turnpike Avenue. In addition, for easier access the ambulance entrance also is now on Turnpike Avenue.

Highlights of the new ED include:

  • A separate registration area.
  • A larger treatment area with:
    • Two triage rooms for more efficient flow.
    • Two trauma bays.
    • Eight private exam rooms.
    • Two behavioral health rooms.
    • A designated OB/GYN room.
    • An isolation room for greater safety.
    • A decontamination room with a separate entrance.

The renovation includes a new Outpatient Registration area adjacent to the main lobby for greater privacy with convenient access to the Outpatient Laboratory Services.

The Turnpike Café and Cottage Gift Shop, which are also part of the renovation, will open soon.

“This is a much anticipated day for this community,” said Mr. Chapman. “When people visit Penn Highlands Clearfield, they will receive care from the medical professionals they know and trust in a new modern environment.”

The Penn Highlands Clearfield Emergency Department renovation project was part of the health system’s $180 million Master Facilities Plan to enhance access to critical services and advanced care for the residents of Pennsylvania. The Plan triggered eight major expansion and renovation projects to modernize, improve and expand upon the services offered to patients at Penn Highlands hospitals in Brookville, Clearfield and DuBois as well as Penn Highlands Pinecrest Manor and the construction of a Community Medical Building in Clarion. The plan also includes construction of a new hospital in State College for which ground was broken this past spring. Other recent projects include a new Community Medical Building in Punxsutawney.


Penn Highlands Healthcare was officially formed in 2011, and is comprised of eight hospitals – Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands Connellsville, Penn Highlands DuBois, Penn Highlands Elk, Penn Highlands Huntingdon, Penn Highlands Mon Valley and Penn Highlands Tyrone -- that have served area communities for the past 100+ years. Its business continuum also includes home care agencies, long-term care facilities and residential senior living communities, as well as durable medical equipment companies and retail pharmacies.

Penn Highlands Healthcare has evolved into an organization with approximately 6,097 workers in 150+ locations throughout 26 counties in Pennsylvania that include community medical buildings, outpatient facilities, surgery centers and physician practices. The facilities have a total of 1,513 inpatient, skilled nursing and personal care beds. The system, which has 827 physicians and 405 advanced practice providers on staff, offers a wide range of care and treatments with specialty units for cancer, cardiovascular/thoracic, neurosurgery, pulmonology, neonatal and high-risk pregnancy patients. Being focused on what is important – patients and families – makes Penn Highlands Healthcare the best choice in the region.

Penn Highlands Clearfield New ER