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PMC seeks assembly support of new facility

 

Map courtesy of Petersburg Medical Center

During Petersburg Medical Center's town hall meeting in Jan. 2020, the hospital presented three possible layout schemes for a new facility over five plots of land. Since the town hall meeting, PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter said the South Haugen plot has been removed from consideration as a location for a new hospital. The downtown location is also an unfeasible location due to high costs of building a new hospital over the current building while it is still being used.

The Borough Assembly and Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors held a work session on May 5 to discuss the next steps in the hospital's goal of building a new facility.

Following the completion of a master plan document, PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter said the project would move forward in phases as the hospital works to secure funding in the form of grants. The immediate next steps include conducting a geotechnical study, selecting a location to build the hospital and creating a shovel-ready site.

"Our plant is aging," said Hofstetter. "We're on borrowed time for sure. I think everyone...



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