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Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

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Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

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geverett@pahousegop.com

Expanding Health Care Services in Muncy to Serve the Region
11/17/2016
UPMC Susquehanna
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tracie Witter, Director of Corporate Communications, 570-321-2131

From left to right, Representative Garth Everett, Senator Gene Yaw, Janai Arbogast, RN, supervisor of Inpatient Care/ED, Ron Reynolds, chief administrative officer of Muncy Valley Hospital and Steve Johnson, President of UPMC Susquehanna stand near the construction site of the expanded Emergency department. UPMC Susquehanna invited elected officials to see the site and thank them for facilitating the $5 million state grant used to enhance an essential patient care service.
November 17, 2016, WILLIAMSPORT, PA.— Construction and renovation work continues at Muncy Valley Hospital to improve emergency services. Through the efforts of Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative Garth Everett (R-84), $5 million in state funds allocated through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) have been approved to support this project.

This RACP grant will be used to add 5,500 square feet and completely renovate 11,000 existing square feet to support the dramatic increase in patient visits that the hospital has experienced. The five current curtained bays will be replaced with eight private rooms and six additional specialty rooms for patients needing behavioral health, decontamination or trauma/resuscitation services. These new patient rooms will allow for the addition of more modern technology, increased patient privacy, and improved infection control. Other improvements to be made to the hospital include a renovation and expansion of the Radiology department, which will increase in size from 600 square feet to 1,300 square feet.

“There is no question this expansion project will help Muncy Valley Hospital staff perform their jobs, while meeting the increasing patient demand at the hospital,” Yaw said. “This is an important state investment that is expected to create approximately 20 new full and part-time positions. I was pleased to advocate for this important funding.”

Originally built to treat 6,000 patients per year, the Emergency department at Muncy Valley Hospital has seen an increase over the past five years from 11,000 to 16,500 patients annually. This demand has placed a strain on the hospital’s ability to offer necessary services and privacy in providing medical care.

“I am grateful for the efforts of Representative Everett, Senator Yaw and the Senate leadership and Governor for their assistance in obtaining and approving this grant. The people of the Muncy and surrounding areas rely on the quality and location of the Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency department; its increasing use demonstrates the community’s confidence in UPMC Susquehanna. This grant provides the resources to grow and provide this essential service,” says Steve Johnson, President of UPMC Susquehanna.

Nurse supervisor of the Emergency department, Janai Arbogast adds, “The Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency department expansion with new state-of-the-art equipment will allow the nurses and physicians to provide the best emergency care and patient experience. A highlight is each patient will have their own private room where they can feel comfortable sharing information with their healthcare providers.”

First opened in 1922, Muncy Valley Hospital began as a simple 18-bed facility in a Victorian mansion. In 1945, a major building program allowed the hospital to maintain its reputation as an exceptional provider of medical care, continuing to add new and improved services. Shortly after entering into a partnership with Divine Providence Hospital in 1991, the hospital merged with Susquehanna Health, expanding the hospital’s range of medical services.

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.

About UPMC Susquehanna
UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania based health system that includes Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Serving patients from an 11-county region, UPMC Susquehanna has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. This regional provider offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.
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