Comprehensive services, convenient access and better care in this state-of-the-art facility reflect our mission to make a positive difference for our community, our employees and our patients. Hear from a few of the leaders of the new West Shore Hospital.
Dan Bledsoe, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Emergency Services at West Shore Hospital
“I am most excited about being part of building a completely new hospital and establishing a culture of service excellence. We’re putting together a highly experienced team with an average of 21 years clinical emergency medicine experience. I joined PinnacleHealth for the opportunity to lead the ED at the new hospital and to be part of a growing system and team of dedicated physicians.”
Emergency Department at the West Shore Hospital:
18 treatment rooms
Physically adjacent to cardiac catheterization lab, CT and MRI for quick diagnosis and treatment
Bledsoe lives in northern York County with his wife and two children. He is a baseball umpire. He is a passionate supporter of fire and emergency services, serving as medical director and advisor for several organizations. Originally from southern West Virginia, Bledsoe attended medical school at Marshall University and completed residency at York Hospital and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Sandy Warner, MSN, RN, Director of Surgical Services at West Shore Hospital
Sandy Warner began working as a nurse in the ICU nearly 32 years ago. Since then, she has worked in various nursing roles in PinnacleHealth Surgical Services, including educator, manager and now director of Surgical Services at the West Shore Hospital.
“As cliché as it might be, I wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I really like being the patient’s advocate during his/her surgical experience,” shares Warner.
The West Shore Hospital will have seven state-of-the art operating rooms.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to set up and open a brand new surgical suite, fully equipped with all of the latest technology. It’s also been fun interviewing and hiring the staff who are a blend of new and experienced healthcare providers,” states Warner. “The new hospital will make it much easier and more convenient for west shore residents to access the great patient care given by PinnacleHealth.”
A central Pennsylvania native, Warner grew up in Carlisle and currently lives in the Lawnton area of Harrisburg with her husband and daughter. She likes to travel, read and is a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Mark Barabas, Chief Operating Officer for the PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital
“This facility will meet a true need within the community and will be a full-service hospital providing excellent care,” says Mark Barabas, FACHE, senior vice president of Operations and chief operating officer at West Shore Hospital. “We anticipate that, with the surgeons and technology available, we will be able to make a range of medical procedures, including orthopedic surgery, much more convenient for west shore residents.
"It’s exciting to be part of creating something new that will have a huge impact on the health of our community. It is our hope that residents will appreciate the convenience of having a PinnacleHealth hospital that brings high-quality, patient-centered care nearby," states Barabas.