2009-10-01 / Front Page

Patient Services Gets More Fed Money

Awarded $94K for equipment


Congressman Bill Shuster recently announced that Fulton County Medical Center has been awarded $94,050 in grant funding through the Department of Health and Human Services. The grant funding will be used by the Medical Center to purchase new equipment for its new patient services building.

“This is great news for the staff of the Fulton County Medical Center and of course the patients that will benefit from the new equipment,” Shuster said, adding, “This grant is another in a long line of successes for the Medical Center. It is a testament of what can happen when the private sector works together with the public sector to improve lives and help a community prosper.”

“We are humbled by the endorsement and support of our efforts in providing the best quality healthcare to our community,” said Jason Hawkins, FCMC president and CEO.

On June 30, Congressman Shuster joined local officials for the official groundbreaking for the patient services center. In 2007, Shuster was instrumental in securing $263,000 for new MRI, X-ray and surgical equipment for the Medical Center in the FY08 appropriations process.

The new patient services building is scheduled to open in 2010.

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