Chambersburg Hospital is proud to be your community hospital. We thank you for choosing us as your care center and want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. Established in 1895, Chambersburg Hospital continues to grow to better serve Franklin County and surrounding communities.
Our core values of integrity, compassion, excellence and service are at the foundation of every decision we make while you are in our care. An expert team of dedicated physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals await to provide you the top-quality care you need and deserve.
At the hospital, we offer a full range of medical services, as well as award-winning heart and stroke care. Our facility offers private patient rooms, cardiovascular suites, family birthing unit, state-of-the-art equipment, surgical rooms, inpatient rehab unit and wound care center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Now, you don't have to look any further for great care and can rest assure we're here when you need us.
- Hours: 24 / 7 (unless indicated differently below)
- Visitors identified as family or support person(s) are welcome to visit at any time & spend the night
- Young visitors should be a accompanied by an adult
Critical Care Unit (CCU) / Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Immediate family or support person(s) and clergy only
Monday - Friday: 5 - 8 pm / Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 12 noon - 8 pm
Family Birthing Services
Father/support person(s): Visit any time / Adults and siblings of the newborn: 12 noon - 8 pm
Coffee Shop & Gift Shop
For the convenience of family members, light meals and refreshments are available in the Coffee Shop located in the main lobby. Operated by the Chambersburg Area Hospital Auxiliary, The Gift Shop offers a great selection of balloons, cards, collectibles, jewelry, fresh flowers, plants, baby gifts, toys, seasonal gifts, inspirational gifts, candles and stationary.
Gift Shop Hours
Monday–Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 4 pm
Holidays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed
* Our hospital volunteers are available to get items from the Gift Shop and Coffee Shop for you. This service is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm by calling (717)267-3000 ext.1213.
Cell Phones & Wireless Devices
To protect the safety of our patients, wireless devices should be turned off while you're in the following areas:
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab on the 1st floor
- MRI area on the ground floor
- Operating Room (OR) on the 1st floor
If you're uncertain, please speak with a nurse to find out if wireless devices are permitted in your area of the hospital.
WiFi (Wireless Connection)
Free wireless connection and access to the internet via your smart phones, tablets and laptops.
Smoking is not permitted on the hospital campus. This includes the building and parking areas.
Vending machines, accessible 24 hours a day for snacks and beverages, are located in the emergency department waiting area and on the ground floor.
Waiting areas are located on each floor.
Public restrooms are located on the ground floor, and adjacent to the main lobby on the first floor.
Chapel & Chaplain Service
You may request a visit from our chaplain by calling (717) 267-3000 ext. 7749 or by asking your nurse. Our chaplain’s office can also contact your local clergy if you’d like. A chaplain is on call 24-hours-a-day.
An interfaith chapel, open 24 hours-a-day, is located on the first floor by the main lobby.
For out-of-town emergency patients, we offer the Family HOSPITALity program which gives discount rates at several local motels. Pets can be cared for on an emergency basis through special arrangements with several veterinarians. Ask a member of the hospital staff for more information.
During your visit, eat a meal with your friend or family member during their stay. For a small charge, friends and family members can ask a nurse to request a guest tray.
We will make every effort to provide interpreters for those patients who do not speak English. For information, call Social Services at (717) 267-7156.
Although we are not totally latex free, we are able to care for those who are latex sensitive. To further protect those with latex sensitivities, we also ask visitors to avoid sending latex balloons to patients.
Lost & Found
Personal items found on Hospital property are kept in a safe, secure place until they are claimed, up to one month. To inquire about a lost item, please ask your nurse to check with lost and found.
Courtesy phones are available for use in the main lobby. TDD is available at the cashier’s desk.
A "service animal" is any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. If an animal meets this definition, it is considered a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA), regardless of the animals licensing or certification.
Persons who use service animals may be accompanied by their service animals during their visit to this facility regardless of whether the animals are working or performing their tasks at all times.
Service animals may be separated from their owners in areas where special air filtration is required, or the general public must take special precautions that a service animal could not take, including hand washing or wearing gowns, gloves, and masks.
For questions about this policy, please speak with your nurse.
It is the policy of Chambersburg Hospital that no patient, visitor, or employee is excluded from participation in, is denied the benefits of, or is otherwise subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care or services available through the Chambersburg Hospital, on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, sex, sexual preference, religion, handicap, disability, ability to pay, or source of payment. EOE.
No building, wing, patient floor, or room shall be segregated based upon race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, sex, sexual preference, religion, handicap, disability, ability to pay, or source of payment.
Your care team will be led by our Hospitalists, who specialize in hospital medicine. They will oversee your care while you're here and will be in contact with your Primary Care Doctor to provide progress updates on your health, so that they can easily resume your care after you leave the hospital.
At the time of your admission to Chambersburg Hospital, your primary care physician will provide records about your illness. The process is no different than a referral to a specialist for another opinion, or for additional tests and treatment.
For Your Care
At Chambersburg Hospital, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care, in a safe and supportive environment. Our healthcare providers believe in open communication and want you to feel comfortable enough to ask questions such as:
- Will I be safe?
- Will I receive timely and effective treatment?
- Will I be satisfied with the care received?
Maintaining open communication and making sure you receive timely, effective care is key to getting you back to optimal health.
View Quality Scores and see how we compare to other healthcare systems on a national average.
Top Honor Awards
2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades
2014 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
2014 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Action Registry “Get with the Guidelines” Platinum
1895 - Chambersburg Hospital opened at 217 South Main Street. It had 9 beds - 3 private rooms, a 3-bed ward for women, and a 3-bed ward for men.
1905 - A new 35-bed, hospital opened on Lincoln Way East. It was staffed by 9 physicians
1922 - The hospital expanded to 90 beds following a $100,000 addition
1950 - A new hospital opened. It included 101 adult beds, a 30-bed pediatric department, and a 32-bed maternity unit
1958 - An expansion created a total of 229 beds and 32 bassinets - nearly double the size of the average Pennsylvania Hospital at that time
1968 - A $3 million addition was completed, raising the hospital's capacity to 320 beds. The first hospital building on Lincoln Way East was raised
1981 - A new 21-bed Critical Care Unit opened
1983 - A new 6-bed Psychiatric Unit opened
1985 - The Psychiatric Unit expanded to 20 beds (from 6)
1986 - A 20-bed Rehabilitation Unit opened
1992 - Construction began on a $25 million expansion and renovation project focusing on Outpatient, Rehabilitation, Emergency, and Women's services
1994 - Chambersburg Hospital announced plans to affiliate with Waynesboro Hospital. The parent organization was named Summit Health
2004 - Chambersburg Hospital established an Interventional Cardiology program
2008 - Chambersburg Hospital adds a voice-activated Operating Room. The system's name is "Sidne."
2010 - Chambersburg Hospital adds a $1.6 million Robotic Surgery system. This new surgery method helps patients heal faster with less pain
2012 - The hospital's Wound Care Center expands to create more treatment areas. The Wound Care Center also adds 2 hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers
2012 - In December, construction of the new King Street addition is complete. The addition added 171 fully private patient rooms and a new, expanded Cardiology Catheterization Lab. The current hospital has 240 beds.
Ethics Support & Consultation
We understand families and caregivers can have dilemmas or questions that arise about the care or health of their loved one, such as:
- Is this necessary?
- Will it help?
- What is the right thing to do?
- Can I decline treatment for myself or for my loved one?
We want you to know that you are not alone in making these decisions, that's why we offer you a free, ethics consultation with our ethics committee.
The Chambersburg Hospital Ethics Committee consists of members of the medical staff, board of directors, senior leaders, pastoral services, nurses, and community representatives, who are able to consult you and communicate directly with the doctors, nurses and others involved in the patient’s care.
Request an Ethics Consultation
You can request an ethics consultation by asking your case manager, nurse or nurse supervisor to send the request to the Ethics Committee.
Prepare for an Ethics Consultation
Before the ethics consultation, it would be helpful to consider how you would answer the following questions:
- Are the patient’s wishes known? If not, what do you think they would want?
- Does the patient have an Advanced Directive such as a living will or a power of attorney?
- What are the family’s and/or surrogate’s concerns?
The Ethics Committee will share options, opinions and patient-care suggestions. The final decision however, will be made by you, your family, and/or your surrogate (after discussion with your doctor).
Pastoral Care Services
- 24-hour on-call chaplaincy services
- Clinical pastoral care training and monthly continuing education for clergy and laity
- Internships available for seminary and religious institution students
- Training for grief support group facilitators
- Notification upon request to appropriate faith community or religious group that one of their members is hospitalized and desires a visit
- 24-hour computer access to hospitalized church members
- Staff chaplain available for religious services, preaching, counseling and as a resource for various religious areas
- Organize overseas medical missions
Religious Resources Available
- Devotional materials in English and Spanish
- Gideon Bibles at each nursing station or upon request
- Bible on audio
- Tranquility CD Series
- "Care Note" racks located in waiting areas lobbies throughout the hospital
- "Strength for Hospital Days" pamphlets
The interfaith chapel and meditation room is located on the first floor near the main lobby. Open 24-hours to people of all faiths. Prayer request forms are also available.
Our research library is open to the public and features collections of books, journals, audiovisual materials, and periodicals. Our collection has over 4,000 titles from all medical areas including the basic sciences, pharmacology, psychiatry, nursing, rehabilitation, allied health, healthcare administration, business leadership, and consumer health. We also offer you quiet area with workstations with Internet access.
Give Back to Your Hospital
Donations to your hometown hospital help ensure that you, your family, and your neighbors continue to receive state-of-the-art clinical diagnosis and treatment from our expert and caring staff and physicians.
Your charitable gifts truly matter. It’s a worthwhile investment for you and your community, not only for today but for years to come.