WAYNESBORO, Pa. – A door has closed on the Waynesboro medical Office Building construction project.
On Thursday afternoon, Waynesboro Hospital received its $2.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget as reimbursement for the project.
“Roughly five years ago, it became apparent there was a need for additional health-care services in Waynesboro to meet the needs of the growing community,” said Summit Health President and CEO Pat O’Donnell. “Summit Health felt compelled to answer that need.”
Funding for the $14-million project was scarce at that time, but Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-33, advocated to secure the grant, which required its funds be filtered through a governmental body.
In 2013, Waynesboro Borough Council unanimously agreed to filter the grant through the borough and a public-private partnership was created between the borough and Waynesboro Hospital.
“We appreciate our partnership with the borough and the support Sen. Alloway gave this project. Both were integral to making the Waynesboro Medical Office Building a reality,” said O’Donnell.
He added that the support given by the hospital’s funding consultant, GMS Funding Consultants, also was essential to making the project a success.
About 95 people work in the 50,000-square-foot Waynesboro Medical Office Building, which opened in 2015. Its services include:
- Breast Care
- Cancer & Hematology
- ENT & Hearing
- Primary Care
- Walk-in Care
- Women’s Care
O’Donnell said it was important to provide a variety of practices to the Waynesboro Medical Office Building so patients didn’t have to travel out of the area for specialty services.
“We believe that in providing better access to top-notch health care, Summit Health is helping to fulfill its mission of inspiring hope for a healthier life.”
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.
As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.