Susquehanna Health Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency Department Renovation & Expansion
First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania made a gift of $650,000 to Susquehanna Health’s Continuing the Innovation Capital Campaign through the Williamsport Lycoming Impact Fund.
Since the Impact Fund’s creation in 2002, the Fund has granted $1,975,000. The Fund was established to accumulate unrestricted funds for programs and projects with a high community impact.
Jennifer Wilson, First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania President said, “The Foundation is proud to support Susquehanna Health in this important capital project. Improved access to quality healthcare is among the greatest needs in our community and this exciting expansion allows us to impact thousands of residents through a single grant.”
The $650,000 grant from FCFP will be used for the renovation and expansion of the Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency Department. This project plays a critical role in meeting the urgent medical needs of local families. In the past five years patient visits have increased from 11,000 to 16,000 per year. However, the current facilities were originally built to treat only 6,000.
Plans for this project include replacing the Emergency Department’s five curtained bays with 14 private treatment rooms. These rooms will enhance patient privacy, improve infection control and reduce noise. Another new feature is the addition of specialty areas for trauma, resuscitation, decontamination and behavioral health evaluation.
The Impact Fund Grant continues the mission of First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania in creating powerful communities through passionate giving. First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania also supported Susquehanna Health with a significant grant for the Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department in 2007. With the current $650,000 grant, the hope is to inspire community giving once again for healthcare, something that has the potential to impact everyone within Lycoming County as well as the surrounding counties.
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