Paoli Hospital Receives Funding to Support Overcrowding  

aoli Hospital press conference
Image via Bill Rettew, The Daily Local News.
Press conference announcing grant funding for Paoli Hospital expansion featuring U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, left, state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, Paoli Hospital President Jim Paradis and state Rep. Melissa Shusterman.

Paoli Hospital has been overwhelmed since the closure of both Jennersville and Brandywine hospitals. It has experienced a 16 percent increase in emergency room volumes and at times hits 100 percent in capacity levels, writes Bill Rettew for The Daily Local News.  

But now, with $2 million in pandemic relief grants, the hospital will be expanding its emergency department. Eight new treatment rooms will be added.  

The grants come from American Rescue funding and were secured by State Representative Melissa Shusterman and State Senator Carolyn Comitta. Shusterman said at a press conference that this funding will keep patients out of hallways and supply closets. 

Additionally, Comitta showed her appreciation for healthcare staff.

“Doctors, nurses, volunteers, and staff all worked tirelessly to keep us healthy, to protect health and save lives–safely, effectively, efficiently and with compassion,” said Comitta.  

Read more about the expansion of Paoli Hospital in The Daily Local News.  

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