Rep. Frank Burns presented Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber with a $500,000 check from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The money will go toward the hospital’s emergency room expansion project.
This money will allow Windber Medical to start construction on doubling the size of its nursery and by the end of 2011 start construction on their emergency room that will triple in size.
“We have a wonderful ob-gyn program its grown extensively over the past several years years, and we are at capacity right now,” Chief Operating Officer Holly Rigby said, said.
The multimillion dollar expansion project will help bring in at least 40 construction and health care jobs and will give people a much faster and smoother emergency room experience, the hospital said.