UPMC to buy Lock Haven Hospital

LOCK HAVEN – UPMC Susquehanna officially announced today that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire 47-bed Lock Haven Hospital in Lock Haven, PA and 70-bed Sunbury Community Hospital in Sunbury, PA.

“We are excited to extend our tradition of high-quality, compassionate care to the Lock Haven and Sunbury communities,” says Steven P. Johnson, president of UPMC Susquehanna. “Bringing these hospitals into our family allows us to reinvest in both facilities to improve access, enhance care, and grow existing services.”

Steven Davis, CEO of Lock Haven Hospital, says becoming part of UPMC Susquehanna will benefit the operations and financial stability of Lock Haven Hospital. “We are pleased to join the UPMC Susquehanna family,ã says Davis. “UPMC Susquehanna is well-known for providing patients with high-quality doctors, nurses and medical staff close to home. Joining this innovative team is a great win for our community.”

Over the coming months, transition teams will work to develop plans to align operational systems in anticipation of the transaction closing by the fall. Both organizations expect no immediate operational service changes at the hospitals.

Sunbury Community Hospital CEO Bob Williams notes, “The employees of Sunbury Community Hospital are greatly looking forward to our new relationship with UPMC Susquehanna. This strong alliance allows us the ability to continue providing compassionate, patient-centered care built on the foundation of their excellent reputation for cutting-edge medicine with compassion and affordability.”

About UPMC Susquehanna

UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania-based health system that includes Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Serving patients from a 10-county region, UPMC Susquehanna has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. This regional provider offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long-term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.

About Lock Haven Hospital

Lock Haven Hospital is a community health care provider that includes a 47-bed hospital providing inpatient and outpatient care including emergency, medical and surgical care. Lock Haven Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited facility that also includes a 90-bed long-term rehabilitation center.

About Sunbury Community Hospital

Sunbury Community Hospital is a 70-bed hospital offering a range of services including cardiology, ENT, orthopedics, urology, psychiatry, general surgery and emergency care. The hospital is a Joint Commission accredited facility.