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PinnacleHealth Hosts Beam Signing to Celebrate Construction Milestone in Medical Professional Center in Newport

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11/4/2013
Construction is underway for a new Medical Professional Center that will increase access to healthcare in PerBill Wilkison, vice president for Ambulatory Services at PinnacleHealth, Dr. Madhu Menon, PinnacleHealth FamilyCare in Newport, and Michael Young, president & CEO for PinnacleHealth, sign the steel beam at today’s celebration of the Medical Professional Center project in Howe Township.ry County. PinnacleHealth is part of a new development project with Newport Medical One, LP, a joint venture between Triple Crown Corporation and Omni Realty Group, to lease space for primary and specialty care, imaging and laboratory services in the new Medical Professional Center in Newport.
 
The Medical Professional Center will be located along Shortcut Road, near the Giant Food Store, and also house Sisson-Boyer Eyecare, LLC and Daniel Hengst, DMD Dentistry on the second floor. The PinnacleHealth FamilyCare, Newport office will relocate into the first floor of the Medical Professional Center.  Physicians from the PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute will provide cardiology care and cardiology diagnostic testing. In addition, physician specialists, including orthopedics, urology and others, will provide services to the Newport area from this office.
 
“PinnacleHealth is pleased to partner with the other healthcare providers in Newport to bring expanded and comprehensive outpatient healthcare to the Perry County residents,” states Michael A. Young, president and CEO for PinnacleHealth. “Adding increased access to primary care and outpatient services is part of PinnacleHealth’s implementation plan based on the recent Community Health Needs Assessment completed last year.”
 
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) results identified three priority areas, including Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles, Health Education, and Access to Affordable Healthcare. In particular, results showed a need for better access to care and higher rates of heart disease and obesity in Perry County. 
 
“Establishing a good relationship with a primary care physician, as well as early intervention for chronic illness, is very important in long-term health and wellness. This center will combine primary care and specialty services for added convenience for Perry County residents,” added Young. 
 
“We are extremely pleased that PinnacleHealth has chosen to bring expanded services to Perry County to meet the needs of our residents,” states Brenda K. Benner, Perry County Commissioner.  
 
 General Contractor Triple Crown Corp. will place steel in the coming weeks on the two-story facility that will be approximately 30,000 square feet when completed in June 2014. The historic Campbell Family barn will remain adjacent to the property.
 
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PinnacleHealth is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic). The West Shore Hospital will open in Hampden Township in 2014. The five-story hospital will include 108 beds with an emergency department, medical/surgical care, cardiology, orthopedics, chronic disease management, and private patient rooms. Medical services, including family practice, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology are offered at multiple locations throughout the region. For a complete list of services, visit our website at www.pinnaclehealth.org