Excited about changes

By on May 14, 2014

We are in the midst of some exciting changes at Ephrata Community Hospital.

If you haven’t already noticed, we are now WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital &tstr; complete with a brand new logo.

These changes reflect the alignment of our hospital with WellSpan Health, a regional non-profit health care organization. Ephrata Community Hospital officially affiliated with WellSpan on Oct. 1.

Last week, we officially began the transition to our newly aligned identity of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Over the next several months, we will roll out the new system identity at our outpatient centers, physician practices, home health program, and other services throughout Lancaster County. You will also begin to see new logos on signs, name badges, websites, brochures and other materials.

While many of us have an emotional connection to the old hospital identity, the truth is that our real connection is with the people, history, and traditions of Ephrata Community Hospital. We wanted to keep that connection to our past, while at the same time embracing our future.

We are excited about the future and the challenge of making our new health care organization &tstr; the largest and most comprehensive in the central Pennsylvania region &tstr; meaningful to our friends and neighbors in Lancaster County. That starts with our shared mission of providing exceptional patient-centered care here in our community.

Together with WellSpan, we are stronger and can provide new services and more coordinated care. While our identity may be changing, we will continue to provide the same friendly, personalized care the community has come to expect from our physicians and hospital staff alike.

I hope you are as excited about these changes as I am.

For more information about WellSpan in Lancaster County, visit wellspan.org/lancaster.

John M Porter, Jr.,
president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

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