Hanover HealthCare PLUS and PinnacleHealth Sign Definitive Agreement for Strategic Partnership

Posted Date: 7/24/2017

The board of directors of Hanover HealthCare PLUS, the parent organization of Hanover Hospital, and PinnacleHealth System have signed a binding affiliation agreement. The binding agreement is the next step in finalizing the process for Hanover Hospital to become a member of the PinnacleHealth network. The transaction is subject to regulatory review with an anticipated completion in September 2017.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hanover Healthcare PLUS, including Hanover Hospital, its physician network, and other facilities, will become part of PinnacleHealth. PinnacleHealth has committed to dramatically increasing the ability of Hanover facilities to modernize, attract more patients, and expand services to the community.

As part of the agreement, Hanover HealthCare PLUS employees and providers, who are in good standing at the time the transaction closes, will become PinnacleHealth employees. A local charitable foundation will also be established.

When the affiliation is complete, PinnacleHealth will include eight hospitals, along with a network of physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, and outpatient centers, among other health facilities. With the addition of Hanover Healthcare PLUS, PinnacleHealth will employ a staff of more than 9,400 individuals, and more than 1,640 physicians will serve on the medical staffs.

“We are very excited to have finalized the terms of our agreement with PinnacleHealth and look forward to joining the growing network. Hanover Hospital will continue its dedication to the community by continuing its charitable mission and local board leadership,” states Michael Gaskins, president and CEO of Hanover Hospital. “I’m especially grateful to our employees for their ongoing dedication and the exceptional care they provide, as well as their unwavering commitment to the community as we move forward with the transition.”

“PinnacleHealth demonstrates its commitment to the region by growing healthcare services and advancing quality care to meet the evolving healthcare needs of communities in central Pennsylvania. Working with an exceptional organization like Hanover Hospital will allow us to expand services and increase access across Adams and York counties,” states Philip Guarneschelli, president and CEO, PinnacleHealth.
PinnacleHealth will serve as the healthcare hub for central Pennsylvania, a 10-county area including Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Juniata, Franklin, Adams and parts of Snyder counties.


About Hanover Hospital

Hanover Hospital was founded in 1926 upon the principle that all are entitled to receive care regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. It remains to this day, a not-for-profit organization that provides care to all. Hanover Hospital has 93 licensed beds, 1,400+ employees and over 240 Medical Staff Physicians. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and offers a full range of primary care, specialty and surgical services to the people of the Greater Hanover area. Ancillary services including lab, imaging, rehabilitation and wound care are also offered at satellite facilities in South Hanover, Spring Grove, Littlestown and New Oxford. Hanover Hospital provides high quality, cost effective healthcare services focusing on prevention, education and treatment, for residents in York and Adams counties.
Hanover Hospital has been recognized for the following achievements:

  • Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care
  • Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus Honor Roll for Stroke
  • Center of Excellence (Healogics) for the Total Wound Care Center

About PinnacleHealth System

PinnacleHealth is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. Its more than 1,400 physicians and allied health professionals and approximately 8,000 employees serve a 10-county area at outpatient facilities and seven acute care hospitals with 905 licensed beds: Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg Hospital, Heart of Lancaster, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of York, and West Shore Hospital. The not-for-profit system anticipates caring for more than 1.2 million area residents in FY 2018. For more information, visit www.pinnaclehealth.org.

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