Governor Tom Corbett today visited Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill
to discuss its new Electronic Data Center construction project, made possible
through the recent release a $3.25 million Economic Growth Initiative grant.
"My administration is committed to making sure that we invest in projects that
promise economic growth, new jobs, and a public benefit," Corbett said. "This
state-of-the-art electronic data center project meets all three of those criteria."
"Holy Spirit saw the issue of rapidly expanding need for space related to its data
center as an opportunity, rather than a problem. Through ingenuity, perseverance
and hard work, the hospital will soon be able to recognize not only benefits for its
operations, but will also be able to better serve patients," Corbett said. "This
project exemplifies the spirit in which these awards are made."
The project is the redevelopment of a vacant grocery store into a state‐of‐the‐art
electronic data center that will provide the comprehensive business continuity
assurance required for Holy Spirit Hospital's ever‐increasing dependency on
The proposed 37,000-square foot facility is in a strip mall property, formerly the
Camp Hill Weis Market, adjacent to the core campus containing the hospital,
Ortenzio Heart Center, and other related operations.
The facility will house more than 27,300 square feet of space dedicated to the data
center and an additional 10,300 feet for future use. The project was designed to
handle both current needs and anticipated growth for the next 15 years. The scope
of the work includes design, internal demolition, mechanical, plumbing and electrical
infrastructure, landscaping, general construction, and fit out of the space.
Currently, Holy Spirit houses millions of dollars in mission‐critical electronic and
electrical components in multiple locations, which cannot accommodate the
additional equipment required to meet the new standards for electronic medical
records management and storage, nor meet increased demands for corporate
Construction on the new data center is underway.
Once completed, the data center will handle integrated electronic medical records,
streamline workflow, maintain the highest levels of security, enhance patient safety,
measure outcomes, perform administrative and reporting functions, reduce
duplication, and fulfill other critical operating needs.
The Economic Growth Initiative is an administration-sponsored economic
development program that provides local communities with grants for the
acquisition and construction of economic, cultural, civic, and historical
Last month, the Corbett Administration announced the award of 54 new Economic
Growth Initiative grants. These projects, totaling nearly $125 million, will create or
retain more than 56,000 jobs in 28 counties across the state.
Last year, Corbett reformed the state's method of funding redevelopment
assistance capital projects with a significant redesign, making the process more
transparent and objective. Projects are now selected based upon their job-creation
potential, their economic impact, as well as their viability and construction
For a full listing of approved projects, submission criteria, and for more information,
visit the Budget Office online at www.budget.state.pa.us and select the
Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program link.