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June 18, 2013

New medical facility coming to Meyersdale

SOMERSET — A new state-of-the-art building for primary care physicians and specialists is expected to be opened at Conemaugh Health System’s Meyersdale Medical Center by the fall of 2014.

John Moryken, Conemaugh’s vice president for business development and government affairs, updated the Somerset County commissioners about the project on Tuesday. Construction of the 12,000-square- foot structure, including an educational community room, is set to cost $4 million.

“We will be consolidating practices into a new location that will have additional services,” Mory­ken said. “It will be a convenience to the population, to the patient base. We can get more services under one roof. It will be much more convenient. There will be easy parking and a one-story building that can provide primary and specialty physician services for many years into the future.”

Meyersdale Medical Center plans to cover $2 million of the cost.

Conemaugh Health System is going to contribute $1 million with a portion of that possibly coming from a large individual donation.

“That’s a big plus for the area for them to invest $3 million,” Commissioner John Vatavuk said.

Conemaugh Health System has also been allocated $1 million through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. However, by official guidelines, the health system is not allowed to receive the funding directly. So, the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County and commissioners have agreed to be the actual grant recipients.

“We will basically just act as the funding conduit,” said Steven Spochart, the redevelopment authority’s executive director.

Conemaugh hopes to soon begin moving through the construction permitting process.

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