Tuesday, November 27, 2018

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Patrick O’Donnell, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health, and executive vice president for WellSpan Health, presented the fiscal year 2018 annual report at Chambersburg Hospital’s and Waynesboro Hospital’s Board of Directors Annual Meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

O’Donnell addressed the board members and those in attendance, sharing with them highlights of the year, including a glimpse into the future of health care in Franklin County.

“While by virtue, our Annual Report reflects the past year; our accomplishments and accolades, our expansions and evolution of services, this year’s look back, I believe, is truly ore a glimpse into what our future holds,” he explained. “We are starting a new journey of hope as we transition into our affiliation with WellSpan Health. WellSpan values our culture, organization, employees, community, and the concept of local care. It is a partner that will help take us to the next level.”

O’Donnell explained that Summit Health and WellSpan Health have partnered for stroke services, cancer services, and NICU services for several years ahead of the affiliation.

As the affiliation speaks to ensuring quality care in Franklin County into the future, O’Donnell emphasized the strengths of Summit Health through the 2018 Fiscal Year. Summit Health reported revenue of $552.5 million for fiscal year 2017-18 in their 2018 annual report, up from $552.3 million reported in 2017. Summit Health invested more than $56.1 million into the community, of that, more than $36 million was put towards charity care.

In the past year, Summit Health has added Franklin County’s only dermatologist and added acupuncture and massage therapy. Construction began on a new medical office building in Greencastle, aiming to improve access to care by bringing additional specialty practices to that community.

“I’m proud of all we have accomplished in this community; the lives we have touched, the hope we have inspired. I feel honored and privileged that we will continue to be a beacon of hope for the community as we continue to inspire hope for our future,” O’Donnell explained.

To view the complete report, click here.

 Summit Health is now a part of WellSpan Health. Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals. More information is available at www.SummitHealth.org and www.facebook.com/SummitHealth.