– Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) today announced a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant will be awarded to Penn State Children’s Hospital to complete its three-floor expansion.
“The Penn State Children’s Hospital is a vital institution in our community and to families throughout the Commonwealth seeking high-quality medical care in Central Pennsylvania,” Mehaffie said. “This grant will allow a state-of-the-art expansion at the hospital so that it can continue to provide the best medical care to our most vulnerable citizens and their families in an environment that allows them to be as comfortable as possible.”
The grant will be used to support the approximately 126,000-square-foot addition, which will provide space for a new labor and delivery unit and post-partum patient rooms, as well as a new neonatal intensive care unit — all of which will be relocated from their current locations in the adult hospital. The addition also will include an 18-bed pediatric acute care unit. As part of the project, approximately 14,000 square feet of the existing fifth floor of the Children’s Hospital will be renovated from office space to provide another 14 pediatric patient rooms, team care stations and support spaces. The expansion also will allow the vacated spaces in the adult hospital to be renovated and repurposed for adult inpatient needs.
“I would like to thank the governor for approving this RACP funding which will go a long way toward expanding excellent care for children and families in our region,” said Mehaffie.
RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
Representative Thomas Mehaffie
106th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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