For Immediate Release
State Grant Awarded to Construct Community Medical Facility In Rush Township
Penn Highlands Healthcare has been awarded a $1.7 million state economic growth initiative grant to construct the Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building in Rush Township, Centre County, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
Corman said the grant was awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RCAP) program. RCAP is administered by the Commonwealth’s Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
It will be used to build a medical facility that will provide a wide range of health care services to more than 20 municipalities in the Moshannon Valley region that now only have access to a series of fragmented health care options.
“This facility will remove many barriers to health care access that residents in this area face, particularly senior citizens and those with disabilities,” Corman said. “It will serve many rural communities, so residents will not have to drive long distances for health care services.”
In addition to providing affordable and accessible health care to the region, Corman said the facility will also provide jobs and economic opportunities to the Moshannon Valley.
“This project is “shovel-ready,” with matching funds, approvals and long-term plans all in place,” Corman said. “The addition of RCAP grant money will ensure that work begins quickly on this important new community resource.”
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