Brooks Announces State Funding for Meadville Medical Center’s Vernon Place

HARRISBURG –Sen. Michele Brooks announced that $600,000 in state funding has been awarded to the Meadville Medical Center Vernon Place site in Crawford County. The project is located along the Route 322 and 19 corridor in Vernon Township.

“This investment helps strengthen health care here at home for our families,” Sen. Brooks said. “It is so important that rural Pennsylvania attracts and retains doctors and nurses and offers quality health care locally.” Sen. Brooks said.

“I’m committed to doing what we can to ensure the finest and most accessible health care for families here in rural Pennsylvania,” Sen. Brooks added.

“I want to sincerely thank Senator Brooks for her commitment to healthcare services for the residents of Crawford County,” said Philip Pandolph, Chief Executive Officer, Meadville Medical Center.  “This funding further enables Meadville Medical Center to achieve our vision of enhancing community, health care, and commerce in our area.”

“This project is an example of public-private partnerships, as local and state governments work together with business and medical leaders to strength health care and our local economies,” Sen. Brooks said.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and keep or expand employment, tax revenues, and other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.

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