HARRISBURG – Tyrone Hospital in Blair County has been awarded a $750,000 grant to make infrastructure improvements that include installation of a new 3D digital mammography machine, according to Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).
The grant comes from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), which focuses on acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. These projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act to provide a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact.
“The hospital has been working to acquire this new equipment and provide enhanced capabilities for the past few years. This RACP grant will allow the hospital to make the necessary improvements to achieve this goal and better serve the community,” Ward said. “ I am so pleased to be able to help with their efforts.”
“Rural hospitals like the one in Tyrone are struggling financially, so a state grant is a great benefit for the hospital,” Gregory said. “Tyrone is fortunate to have a medical center of this quality in the community. The hospital is showing great initiative by making investments for its future.”
“We are very excited to learn that Penn Highlands Tyrone is a recipient of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant. We would like to thank both Sen. Judy Ward and Rep. Jim Gregory for all of their support,” said Anna Anna, hospital CEO.
Tyrone Hospital is a 25-bed critical-access hospital, with five beds designated for intensive care.