LANCASTERPenn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is expanding access to advanced heart care in the Lancaster region with the opening of two additional cardiac catheterization labs.

Lancaster Medical Center, which opened last October, included approximately 15,000 square feet of shell space on its second floor for the cardiac catheterization labs, as well as preparatory and post-procedure rooms and storage areas. Construction on the labs was completed in March, and providers welcomed the first patients this month. The opening of the cardiac catheterization labs is the latest addition to Lancaster Medical Center’s leading-edge care offerings, which include full cardiology services and a hybrid operating room – a procedural space that combines an operating room with guided imaging services to allow for complex surgical procedures. Patients also have enhanced access to the advanced care and clinical trials available in Hershey at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Patrick Fitzsimmons, right, gives a tour of the new catheterization laboratory at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center on Thursday, April 13, 2023.