Abington Hospital Receives $1 Million State Grant for Renovations

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A rash of pill thefts pills resulted in a hefty court settlement and pushed Abington Hospital to invest close to $2 million in program to prevent similar thefts in the future.

Abington Jefferson Health logoAbington’s Jefferson Health has been awarded a $1 million state grant to help finance the $3.1 million renovation of two floors of the hospital’s Widener building, writes Harold Brubaker for Philly.com.

The grant was awarded by Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. According to the state, Abington asked for $2 million in order to relocate the hospital’s Diamond Stroke Center together with its acute rehabilitation unit.

State Senator Art Haywood
State Senator Art Haywood

State Senator Art Haywood, who announced the grant, said it will help pay for necessary improvements at Jefferson Health to boost the hospital’s ability to deliver outstanding medical care to its patients and create new jobs there.

According to Haywood, after the completion of renovations and relocations, the hospital will be in a position to increase service levels and add to patient satisfaction. He added that the specific goal of the grant is to build market share for the neurosciences and acute service lines at the facility.

“The importance of the grant cannot be underestimated,” Haywood said.  “Health-care delivery systems are changing and facilities need to adjust to market changes in medicine.”

Read more about the grant at Philly.com by clicking here.

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