At Waynesboro Hospital, we believe that our job is to make you feel better. We lead the region in patient satisfaction scores. You can take comfort in our care. Established in 1922 by a group of volunteers in response to the Spanish Influenza, since then Waynesboro 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.
Now, you don't have to look any further for great care and can rest assure we're here when you need us.
- Visitors identified as family or support person(s) are welcome to visit at any time
- Visitors should be age 12 or older unless special permission has been given
Critical Care Unit (CCU) / Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Immediate family or support person(s) and clergy only
Family Birthing Unit
- Visiting hours are open. There is no age limit or max amount of visitors at one time
- View Family Birthing Unit
Medical / Surgical Unit
- 12 noon - 8 pm
Snack Bar & 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 Waynesboro 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.
Cell Phones & Wireless Devices
Cell phones and wireless device use is permitted only in the lobbies and waiting room areas.
WiFi (Wireless Connection)
Free wireless connection and access to the internet via your smart phones, tablets and laptops.
We are a tobacco-free hospital campus.
Chaplain services are available, and a meditation room on the first floor is open at all times.
Courtesy phones are located throughout the hospital and may be used for local and long distance calls in the continental United States. Calls should be limited to three minutes.
Periodic fire drills are planned to keep our staff skilled in fire protection procedures. If you hear a fire bell, do not become alarmed. Stay where you are until you are provided with directions by a member of the hospital staff.
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 and Found
Lost and found items are left with the switch board operator in the main lobby.
Newspapers are available outside the main entrance.
Notary public service is available in the hospital. Ask the nurse if you need a notary public.
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.
Vending machines are accessible 24 hours a day for snacks and beverages, are located in the emergency department and the second floor.
It is the policy of the Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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.
At the time of your admission to Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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
2014 Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart/American Stroke Association
2014 Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission
2013 VHA Mid-Atlantic APEX (Achieving Patient Care Excellence) Award
2013 Press Ganey Associates, Inc. - Guardian of Excellence Award
1922 – Waynesboro Hospital is established by a group of volunteers in response to the Spanish Influenza.
The illness killed 40 Waynesboro residents and more than 20 million people worldwide. At this time, the hospital had 35 beds.
1939 – A new wing was added to the west end of the building. This brought the hospital’s capacity to 78 beds.
1962 – Another expansion increased the hospital’s capacity to 105 beds.
1970 – A Coronary Care Unit was opened.
1972 – The Coronary Care Unit was replaced by a 6-bed Intensive Care Unit.
1980 – A major renovation lowered the hospital’s capacity to 88 beds. This reflected the trend within the healthcare industry to shift care toward outpatient services.
1995 – Waynesboro Hospital became part of the Summit Health family. Summit Health is also the parent organization to Chambersburg Hospital and most of the area’s physician practices.
2008 – Waynesboro Hospital received national recognition when it was named “America’s No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine.
2013 – Waynesboro Hospital is a 56-bed facility offering a comprehensive selection of services. The hospital is staffed by about 175 physicians, 500 staff members, and more than 200 volunteers.
2015 – Opening of our medical office building adjacent to Waynesboro Hospital, which houses several physican practices.
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 Waynesboro 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.
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.