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The York County community is ready to provide you and your family with the services you need for a long and happy life and a healthy, balanced community.

Hospitals and Community Health
York County is unique compared to other counties this size for its number of hospitals, all of which are independent and locally operated, and the quality of care supplied by these facilities.

York Hospital is the largest facility in the area and the only regional trauma center for York and Adams Counties. The 558-bed community teaching hospital is consistently recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation having won that designation again recently. The facility serves over 520,000 people in south central Pennsylvania and employees more than 3,400 with nearly 700 professionals on their Medical and Dental staff. 

Memorial Hospital has been the recent recipient of a different kind of award – it was one of two organizations within Pennsylvania to be recognized as a 2009 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Memorial has been previously recognized as one of the best places to work in all of Pennsylvania. They were recognized as being one of the top 10 Hospitals of the Year by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. This evaluation selected the top 10 hospitals out of 1,000 hospitals nationwide. Memorial Hospital has six centers throughout the county for preventative care and health maintenance. The specialized women’s center takes medicine to a whole new level – the recent addition of the Family Birth Center makes every “Birth Day” a happy one. Its emergency room features a FastER – an ER specifically for less severe satisfaction.

Hanover Hospital is a not-for-profit, 111-bed hospital focusing on the needs of the patient through a combination of state-of-the-art technology and old-fashioned personal care. Their efforts and methods work – as Hanover was recently rated “Best in the Area” in maternity by HealthGrades, the nation’s leader in health care ratings and statistics. Hanover Hospital also recently added its first Express Care center. Designed to tackle coughs, sniffles, colds, minor injuries, rashes, infections, cuts and more, Express Care can also perform the physical exams needed for school and organized sports, pregnancy tests and basic vaccines, including flu shots.

York County health services are comprehensive and address nearly all of your medical needs. If you are searching out specialized or rare treatments, world-renowned Johns Hopkins is just about an hour down Route 83. York is also close to several nationally-ranked and recognized hospitals in the Greater Baltimore areas as well as Hershey Medical Center and just over two hours from Philadelphia Children’s Hospital.  

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Transportation
York County has had an extensive transportation network, facilitating travel and fueling trade. Today, U.S. Route 30 passes through the heart of York County, providing easy access to Lancaster and Gettysburg. Interstate 83, which intersects US 30 just north of York City, connects with Harrisburg to the north and Baltimore to the south. U.S. Route 15 borders the western part of the county, connecting Harrisburg and Central PA with Fredrick, MD and Washington, DC. The Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) dissects the northern portion of the county, connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Overall, York County contains over 3,400 miles of federal, state, and local roads.

With over 3,400 miles of roads, major interstates, two Class I railroads and easy access to commercial airports and seaports, York County has an extensive transportation network, facilitating travel and fueling trade. It has a solid transportation infrastructure, but is always looking to improve options available to its residents. By rail, Amtrak passenger service is available in nearby Harrisburg and Lancaster giving you access to the Northeast Rail Corridor, equipped with Amtrak's new high-speed Acela trains, and beyond.

To meet the growing transportation needs, rabbittransit, York County’s public transportation system, has developed several commuter-based programs, such as rabbitEXPRESS – a bus service between York and Harrisburg. Since launching the commuter service to Harrisburg, rabbittransit has had a lot of interest in providing a commuter service to Maryland. They recently started a van pooling service to the Hunt Valley area – a hub of business activity and a gateway to mass transit in the Baltimore area

A coalition of transportation authority’s has been formed called Commuter Services of South Central Pennsylvania, of which rabbittransit is a key participant. This program helps commuters and employers in York and surrounding counties find a better way to get to and from work through carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking and flexible scheduling, emergency ride home and preferred parking. Area employers can aid employee commuting by also offering pre-tax deductions for public transportation. Section 132(f) of the Federal tax code enables employers to offer pre-tax purchase of up to $105 per month in transit fares. Employees participating receive the amount deducted from their paycheck in a form of a TransitCheks, vouchers that can be redeemed to purchase passes, tickets and tokens for participating transit agencies in the region. 

In the air, transportation is available through a number of local and regional airports. York City and York County both hold ownership in Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) -just across the Susquehanna River in northern York County-and Capital City Airport in nearby New Cumberland. The York Airport, located west of York City, also serves Hanover and Gettysburg. It is one of the largest privately owned public-use airports in the United States and contains a 5188-ft. long runway, large enough to handle virtually any corporate jet. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is a major commercial airport located only 75 minutes from York. Washington Dulles, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Philadelphia International Airport are all within a two-hour drive of York County.

Volunteer Opportunities
It does not matter where you live throughout the Commonwealth – there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you. A happy Yorker is an involved Yorker – and there is a lot going on in each community in which to be involved! In fact, Volunteerism is so big in York County, that it has its own website – www.GiveALittleBit.org. Through the United Way sponsored GiveALittleBit.org, Yorkers can actually search for different volunteer opportunities. You can become a part of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” and give back to those around you in your community. The United Way of York sponsors a “Day of Caring” in the fall. Don’t forget about all of the opportunities available at the animal shelters and senior centers. Get involved with area churches for information on local community giving efforts, international outreach and even volunteer opportunities within the church itself such as youth group efforts. Help out with the Special Olympics in York County – both for special events and all year long. You can also check www.volunteermatch.org and search for opportunities in your zip code.

Yorkers are volunteers. To help find the best match for your interests and skills, contact The Volunteer Center of the United Way of York County. This service program provides education, recruitment and referral of volunteer resources to nonprofit agencies and organizations located throughout York County. You can also obtain more information through Free Information and Referral System Teleline (FIRST), which maintains a directory of local nonprofit groups and services. The companion web site, www.1st.org lists over 1,000 non-profit services throughout York County. To find a list of volunteer opportunities online, visit http://www.1-800-volunteer.org.

Religion and Spirituality
Throughout history, towns have sprung up centered around a church, and York is no different. York County has been home to active faith communities ever since European religious groups began settling in this country. Yorkers recognized a need to reach out to current and new residents looking to grow their faith and formed the York County Council of Churches. For new residents looking to find a faith community, the York County Council of Churches is an excellent resource and is recently changing its focus to develop a comprehensive database with detailed service offerings. For existing residents looking to grow their community involvement, the Council is a great place to start. York is home to many religious denominations. From Roman Catholic, Jewish and Greek Orthodox to Methodist and Evangelist – you can find your faith in York. For help finding a community in faith that is the right fit for you, visit www.yccchurches.org.

In the air, transportation is available through a number of local and regional airports. York City and York County both hold ownership in Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) -just across the Susquehanna River in northern York County-and Capital City Airport in nearby New Cumberland. The York Airport, located west of York City, also serves Hanover and Gettysburg. It is one of the largest privately owned public-use airports in the United States and contains a 5188-ft. long runway, large enough to handle virtually any corporate jet. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is a major commercial airport located only 75 minutes from York. Washington Dulles, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Philadelphia International Airport are all within a two-hour drive of York County.


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