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Hershey Medical Center begins $12 million renovation on ground floor

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Derry Township will receive a $12 million renovation on the ground floor.

The multi‐phase renovation will take place for the Department of Radiation Oncology and will accommodate specialized imaging technology. The hospital said in a press release that the technology will allow for greater precision to accurately treat tumors while sparing healthy tissue.

The project will create space for the new device and associated support spaces. The offices and conference room space that will be displaced will relocate to an adjacent non‐clinical care space.

BDA Architects of Clark Summit, Pa. designed the project. Construction began last month and the project is expected to be completed in February 2022.

The Penn State University board of trustees approved the expansion last month.

Penn State Health is working on a number of projects.

The hospital’s seventh floor in the Hospital South Addition will receive a nearly $25 million makeover beginning in the fall that will expand the hospital’s intensive care unit.

The health system is currently building a new hospital on Good Hope Road in Hampden Township and has also announced plans to acquire the Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township from Geisinger. Penn State Health is also building a new acute care hospital near state Route 283 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

Penn State Health will lease 20,000 square feet of space at 1150 Cocoa Ave. in Derry Township to add internal medicine, endocrinology and nephrology services to the complex, which is already home to a Penn state Health primary care practice.

A new primary care location is also planned for Route 114/Market Street near the Route 15 interchange, just south of Mechanicsburg in Upper Allen Township.

Penn State Health is also building a new health practice on the Highmark corporate campus on Center Street in East Pennsboro Township.

And the health system is also building a new primary care location in Blue Ridge Village near the intersection of Linglestown and Crums Mill roads in Lower Paxton Township.

Last year, the health system made a $28 million purchase on a property on Crystal Drive in Derry Township, which was previously owned by the Hershey Company. That property serves as Penn State Health’s headquarters.

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