“In the constant race for distinction among central Pennsylvania hospitals, Holy Spirit Health System has something its counterparts will probably never possess: a convent, occupied by nuns.
Holy Spirit, located on the edge of Camp Hill, opened 50 years ago. It has fewer nuns — they’re referred to as sisters — than in 1963. Their health care role is smaller. But the convent is still home to 24 sisters, including some who work at the hospital. Others are retired. Some lived out their lives at the convent and are buried locally.
While Holy Spirit remains committed to its core mission of serving everyone in need, the health system faces new challenges and intense competition.”
And here is “Holy Spirit Health System By the Numbers,” including this fact, “2,900: Employees in the system.”
The coverage also includes a timeline that illustrates the growth of Holy Spirit over the past 50 years.
Holy Spirit Health System is a member of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association, which provides support for the Catholic health care community in Pennsylvania through Gospel witness in advocacy, communication, education and united action
Photo: The photo features the first patient of Holy Spirit Health system. It appeared in this article and is taken from the archives of Holy Spirit Health System.