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Working as one, we are improving the health of our communities.

WellSpan Health is a nationally recognized, integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Our organization comprises:

  • More than 15,000 employees
  • 140 patient-care locations
  • Six respected hospitals serving York, Adams, Lebanon and Lancaster counties
  • A multispecialty medical group that employs more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians
  • The Joint Commission-accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center
  • Level 3 NICU (WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center (MBSAQIP-accredited)
  • Central Pennsylvania's most comprehensive behavioral health organization (one of the largest in the country)
  • A home care organization

As a mission-driven and physician-led organization, we are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of physicians, advanced practice clinicians and leaders. Our continued commitment to that mission has led to numerous distinctions and recognitions for our hospitals and facilities. Click here for a full list.

As a nonprofit, we reinvest in our communities to improve the health and wellness of our patients, as well as those who call central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland home. We also invest heavily in our employees—providing them with new and innovative technologies and treatments, and helping them advance their careers through peer learning, mentorship, cross-training, continuing education and tuition reimbursement. We strive to make life better for our patients, our staff and our communities.

WellSpan Health's service area is made up of a diverse mix of welcoming communities that you will love to call home.

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns—including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg and Lebanon—surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains to the north.

Here you'll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there's an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities. The area abounds with recreation and activities, including the famous Hersheypark and ZooAmerica and historic Gettysburg National Military Park; numerous state parks that offer hiking, mountain biking and kayaking; and charming river towns featuring great restaurants, museums, shopping, antiquing and more. Air, rail and public transportation links are also very reliable.

You'll feel right at home in our region. And, with so many places in which to live and practice, you're sure to find a WellSpan career that's a perfect match for you and your lifestyle.

WellSpan - Adams County

Adams County

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

WellSpan - Adams County

Hanover Borough, York County

The borough of Hanover was settled in the mid-1700’s as part of York County and is known for its fertile land and productive farming community. It is geographical located 19 miles southwest of York, Pennsylvania and 54 miles northwest of Baltimore, Maryland.

Because of its proximity to Maryland, South Hanover is a popular hometown for commuters and their families. The appeal is the affordable housing prices, reasonable Pennsylvania cost-of-living and pleasant community lifestyle. With convenient routes leading north, south, east and west, one can chart and easy route to major East Coast cities.

Hanover is a hotbed of activity for business growth and development. Visitors come to enjoy performing arts, outdoor recreation, museums, festivals, farm fresh flavors and microbreweries. Several major food and snack brands make Hanover their national headquarters. (Patient population: 15,500)

WellSpan - Lancaster County

Lancaster County

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch – farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

WellSpan - Lebanon County

Lebanon County

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

WellSpan - York County

York County

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more – within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)