ACMH project will get state assistance
Improvements are planned for ACMH Hospital's emergency room — to be paid for in part with a more than $1 million state grant — though few details were available on Thursday.
The hospital was awarded a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant from the state for the improvements, said Rich Palilla, executive director of the county's planning and development office. He made the announcement during the Armstrong County Commissioners' meeting on Thursday.
Palilla noted that the money would need to go through the county before being distributed to the hospital.
“The county is, in essence, a pass-through,” he said. He requested that the commissioners approve an agreement between the county and the hospital.
Commissioners Robert Bower, Richard Fink and David Battaglia voted 3-0 in favor of the agreement.
The grant is of the same kind as one funding the Belmont Complex project, Palilla said after the meeting. He said the grant is distributed on a reimbursement basis and must have matching investment from the hospital.
Palilla referred a reporter to the hospital for information on the project. An ACMH spokesperson said Thursday that details would be coming soon.
Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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