Penn Highlands State College Construction Progresses: Summer 2024 Opening Anticipated

Penn Highlands State College

Construction continues to progress well for Penn Highlands State College, a $70 million hospital and medical office building directly off I-99 on Colonnade Boulevard in State College. The new facility will offer many medical services ranging from a state-of-the-art Emergency Department to advanced cancer care — all paying close attention to the patient experience.

“With the opening of the new hospital and medical office building, Penn Highlands Healthcare is augmenting our services in the State College community,” said Rhonda Halstead, Regional Market President for the Central Region at Penn Highlands Healthcare. “People will receive high-quality medical care from some of the region’s top physicians and providers in state-of-the-art facilities.”

The hospital was designed with the patient at the forefront including an accessible layout with a contemporary atmosphere. The new facility offers:

  • An Emergency Department with 10 private treatment rooms for prompt assessment and expert care.
  • A state-of-the-art Surgical Department which includes three high-tech operating suites and an Endoscopy Procedure Room.
  • 18 private inpatient rooms.
  • A Medical Imaging Department that will utilize advanced imaging equipment for the sharpest images and diagnostic capabilities.
  • A Pulmonary Function Lab for advanced screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Adjacent to the hospital will be a 32,000-square foot medical office building which will include:

  • Offices of skilled and compassionate family medicine and specialty care physicians and providers.
  • A QCare Walk-in Clinic that will provide care to all patients -- from infants to seniors.
  • Penn Highlands Hahne Cancer Center, which will be staffed by nationally respected oncologists, along with a multidisciplinary team that will provide advanced medical oncology and infusion services. A state-of-the-art linear accelerator that delivers radiation to cancerous tumors with pinpoint accuracy and spares the healthy tissue nearby is part of the facility’s advanced radiation services.
  • Penn Highlands Life’s Journey OB/GYN that provides care for every stage of a woman’s life.
  • Women’s Medical Imaging that will include screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and DEXA bone density scans.
  • Penn Highlands Heart Center which will offer specialized heart care including non-invasive testing, EKG and echocardiogram.
  • Penn Highlands Lung Center which will provide screenings, diagnostics and treatments.
  • Laboratory Services for quick and accurate diagnosis.
  • A retail pharmacy with convenient drive-thru service.

Trina Abla, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Penn Highlands Healthcare, is looking forward to offering more services in the Centre County Region. “Much consideration and evaluation went into deciding which services would be offered at Penn Highlands State College and we are confident that people who live in the region will have the medical care they need in their community from the Penn Highlands physicians and providers they trust.”