Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center

The health care Lancaster County deserves, closer to home.

Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center will bring residents of Lancaster and York counties enhanced access to Penn State Health’s expertise and specialty services without having to make the drive to Hershey.

Location: 2160 State Road, Lancaster, Pa, 17601

Near the intersection of State Road and Harrisburg Pike, East Hempfield Township

Open to patients: Summer 2022

By the numbers:

  • Building size: 341,000 square feet
  • Number of stories: 5
  • Private patient beds: 129
  • Observation beds: 10
  • Construction employees: Approximately 600
  • Health care employees: Approximately 700
  • Inpatient services
    • Labor and Delivery
    • Medical/Surgical
    • General Surgical
    • Cardiac Surgery/Cardiac Catheterization Lab
    • Operating Rooms, including a Hybrid OR
  • Outpatient Services
    • Emergency Department
    • Physician Offices
    • Imaging Services (MRI, CT scan, fluoroscopy, general radiography)
  • Open to patients: Summer 2022

About the Facility:

Lancaster Medical Center will enhance an already vibrant network of primary and specialty care providers across Lancaster County, including practice sites of the former Physicians’ Alliance LTD that joined Penn State Health in 2017 and the Lime Spring Outpatient Center that opened in East Hempfield Township in January 2019. Expanding this footprint will help ensure residents of these communities have access, quality and choice of care as close to home as possible.

The Lancaster Medical Center hospital also will create new clinical and research opportunities for learners and investigators at Penn State College of Medicine, as well as hundreds of well-paying jobs, both during construction and after the hospital opens.

The new hospital will feature all private inpatient beds, an emergency department, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, an imaging lab and complete medical and surgical capabilities.

Construction of the building is anticipated to begin in 2020, pending completion of all necessary approvals and continuing dialogue with community and township leaders. 

The new facility will create hundreds of well-paying jobs, both during construction and for hospital operations. 


An artist’s rendering in pastel colors shows an aerial view of Hampden Medical Center, looking from the rear of the property south toward Wertzville Road. Good Hope Road runs to the right or west of the hospital rendering, and Interstate 81 is shown along the left or east of the hospital. Empty parking lots planned at the site show to the bottom, right and top of the building, while many deciduous and evergreen trees encircle the site. A large retention pond can be seen to the south of the hospital between the parking lot and Wertzville Road.
An artist’s rendering in pastel colors shows a close-up of the front of the Hampden Medical Center. Glass windows along three stories with a white overhang from the second story reflect sunlight and clouds in a blue sky above, as eight people by themselves or in pairs and a yellow car pass below. Some low, green ornamental vegetation appears in the foreground.