The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 24, 2013

Somerset Hospital gets $3M for OB and emergency

SOMERSET — Somerset Hospital will receive $3 million in state funding toward an upgrade and expansion of its obstetrics and emergency departments, Gov. Tom Corbett announced today.

"We are absolutely thrilled to learn that our project has been selected by the Corbett Administration to receive funding under the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program,” the hospital said in a statement.

“As we look to the future, funding received under the RACP program will allow Somerset Hospital to make much needed investments in the modernization of our inpatient facility, specifically obstetrics and emergency medicine,” the statement continued.

State funding requires an equal investment in local funds, so the hospital will be seeking donations for the local match.

The hospital's grant was among 58 new Economic Growth Initiative grants announced today, totaling more than $133 million.

The announced projects will create more than 45,000 jobs in 24 counties across the state, Corbett said in a press release.

“The Economic Growth Initiatives are energizing local economies around our state,” Corbett said. “Jobs are being created through these projects. We are transforming oft-neglected parts of our towns into thriving centers of commerce and recreation.”

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