McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fulton County has inched closer to building a new $20 million hospital with receipt of a $250,000 federal grant for design work, a Fulton County Medical Center spokeswoman said this week.
The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded through U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster's office, said Melissa Randler, director of marketing and community relations for the hospital.
Randler said hospital officials knew they were going to get the money a year ago, but thought it could be used only for construction. She said Shuster, R-Pa., worked it out with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., so the hospital could spend it on architect's fees.
She said the building and planning committee of the hospital's board of directors will pick an architect from two firms submitting proposals.