Local Healthcare, Community Another Casualty of Governor’s Decisions

(HARRISBURG) – Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement following the announcement that Mount Nittany Hospital will lay off 250 people.

“Months ago, I lobbied Governor Wolf to NOT limit access to healthcare and allow hospitals to continue with non-emergency treatments and surgeries until we saw signs of a local COVID-19 surge. Hospitals across the state – including Mount Nittany – were sitting empty. He did not listen and our community will continue to paying the price.

“When the Senate returns to session next week, we will be voting on a bill that will appropriate CARES money to help our hospitals. Governor Wolf’s victory lap yesterday on his handling of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth is a slap in the face of those who continue to suffer as a result of his unilateral decisions.”

Contact: Jenn Kocher – jkocher@pasen.gov