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Ephrata Lifestyle

Ephrata -Main -EntranceLiving in Lancaster County

The surrounding countryside of Lancaster County blends with the ambiance of the historic district of Ephrata Borough to create a unique small-town destination with low crime rates, low cost of living and recreational and cultural activities.

Ephrata is just a short drive to downtown Lancaster, providing award-winning dining, breweries, quaint coffee shops, a vibrant art scene, historic markets, minor-league baseball, and more.

Easy access to Baltimore (1.5 hours), Philadelphia (1.5 hours), New York City (3 hours) and Washington, D.C. (3.5 hours).


WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (WECH)

One of eight premier hospitals in the WellSpan Health System, WECH offers a full range of leading-edge inpatient, outpatient and emergent care services. The hospital is noted for its distinct ability to combine state-of-the-art medical technology with quality, compassionate care to meet the needs of the more than 550,000 residents of northern Lancaster County and the surrounding area. As a full-service, non-profit acute-care hospital, with a 141 licensed bed capacity, WECH admits approximately 5,500 patients annually.

  • Certified heart failure and primary stroke accredited hospital
  • Primary stroke center
  • Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Robotic surgery program
  • Leapfrog “A” grade designation
  • CMS 5 star overall hospital quality rating

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