Penn Highlands Healthcare expansion update

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Construction is already underway on the West Wing Annex at Penn Highlands DuBois.

It is one of the first phases of a three year, $111 million expansion project by Penn Highlands Healthcare.

The projects will expanding existing services, as well as add new services.

In DuBois, the West Wing Annex will make way for the new emergency department and patient tower to be built.

After that, construction can begin on a level III trauma center.

Also coming to the DuBois campus is a center for orthopedics, pediatrics and women’s health.

Over on East Campus, a behavioral health hospital will be built, which is currently an underserved need in the area.

“Right now, we’re turning away patients every day because we don’t have the capacity, so patients from this region will be able to stay here for care,” Penn Highlands DuBois president John Sutika said.

Also in our area, in Clearfield, the emergency department will be modernized, a medical office building will be built in Brookville and Pinecrest Manor nursing home in St. Marys will be renovated.

Over the three years, around 400 total jobs will be created.

“What we’ll also experience is a lot more providers moving into the community, more jobs, more housing needs, but a lot busier towns in our region, and at the same time better quality services,” Penn Highlands CEO Steve Fontaine said.

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