Project Part of Recently Announced Economic Growth Initiative Awards
CAMP HILL, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 information technology. 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 automation.