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Conemaugh Nason awarded $1 million grant

HARRISBURG — Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, has been awarded a $1 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.

The money will be used toward adding a new surgical suite and renovating existing surgical suites.

An existing central sterile area will also receive new flooring and updated equipment, according to a press release by state Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and state Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Hollidaysburg.

“As we have seen during the recent pandemic, investments in our medical infrastructure are more important now than ever,” said Ward. “These improvements at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center will build upon previous upgrades and allow the hospital to better handle the increased patient demands for medical services in the suburban and rural areas of Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon counties.”

Gregory said, “I’m familiar with the struggles that exist within health care in the 80th District. One of those struggles includes expansion of services and accessibility for patients.”

“These enhancements will allow the hospital to continue to provide the high-quality, safe care that our patients deserve and expect,” Conemaugh Nason CEO Tim Harclerode said.

RACP, a $3.1 billion program administered through the Office of the Budget, provides grants for development projects that boost the economic, civic, cultural, recreational or historical value of the surrounding community.

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