Penn Highlands State College Construction Continues for 2024 Opening

Penn Highlands State College

The Centre region will be getting a new technologically advanced hospital in 2024 and a one-stop medical office building! Penn Highlands Healthcare is bringing some of the region’s best doctors and medical providers to the area who will deliver care in state-of-the-art facilities.

“The new Penn Highlands State College hospital and medical office building are in a great location making them easily accessible for the people in the tri-county area so they can have expert care in advanced facilities without having to travel far,” said Rhonda Halstead, Regional Market President for the Central Region at Penn Highlands Healthcare.

Hospital Amenities

Penn Highlands State College will offer:

  • A world-class Emergency Department with 10 private treatment rooms and a trauma room for prompt assessment and expert care.
  • A state-of-the-art Surgical Department with three high-tech operating suites and an Endoscopy Procedure Room.
  • 18 modern, private inpatient rooms.
  • A Medical Imaging Department that utilizes the latest technology for the sharpest images.
  • A Pulmonary Function Lab for expert screening, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Innovative therapies for advanced care.
  • A patient-centric design and atmosphere.

State College Medical Office Building Services and Providers

  • A QCare Walk-in Clinic providing expert care for infants to seniors.
  • Penn Highlands Hahne Cancer Center.
  • Cutting-edge technology with a personalized approach.
  • Nationally respected oncologists.
  • Multidisciplinary care including advanced medical oncology/infusion services.
  • State-of-the art radiation services.
  • Technologically advanced linear accelerator that delivers radiation to cancerous tumors with pinpoint accuracy sparing the healthy tissue nearby.
  • Skilled and compassionate family medicine, pediatric and specialty care physicians.
  • Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN services providing care for every stage of a woman’s life.
  • Women’s Medical Imaging staffed by professionals who understand a woman’s special needs.
  • Penn Highlands Lung Center providing advanced screenings, diagnostics and treatments.
  • Penn Highlands Heart Center offering specialized heart care close to home.
  • Laboratory Services for quick, convenient and accurate diagnosis.
  • Retail pharmacy with convenient drive-thru service.

The buildings to house all of those amenities are progressing very well. People driving by the construction site will notice that in the past two months, the exterior brick and glass were installed on the hospital and the roofing is now in place. Sidewalks have been poured. In addition, the lawn was recently seeded around the perimeter and it has started to grow. What they cannot see is the progress that is occurring inside the facilities. The patient corridors and rooms on the second floor of the hospital have been coming together. The in-wall Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing, which includes the piping, conduit, ductwork and wiring, was installed behind the drywall on the first floor of the hospital. The elevators have been installed. In the medical office building, framing was completed and drywall hanging continues.

“This is an exciting time as Penn Highlands State College continues to take shape,” said Mrs. Halstead. “We are looking forward to when the hospital and medical office building are completed and the physicians and providers are onsite so that the people in Centre County and surrounding regions can take full advantage of emergency care and specialty services Penn Highlands State College will offer.”

Penn Highlands Healthcare currently offers diagnostic and treatment services at 611 University Drive in State College. In addition to The Rehabilitation Center and The Lung Center, services include internal and obesity medicine and medical imaging.

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