New Fulton hospital plans initiated
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The Fulton County Medical Center is moving forward with plans to replace the existing 50-year-old-hospital with a new $25 million hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Last year, the hospital received a $250,000 federal grant for engineering and design studies for the new hospital, said Melissa Randler, spokeswoman for Fulton County Medical Center.
It will be built on 20 acres of donated land on old U.S. Route 30 in Todd Township.
Randler said the initial fund-raising effort is aimed at recruiting major donors. Once they are lined up, a general local fund-raising effort will be launched, possibly in the next two months.
The hospital hired Julia Elvey, a local woman who graduated from McConnellsburg High School, to coordinate the local fund-raising effort. Elvey has a degree in political science and public administration from Juniata College. Her last position was director of annual giving for Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries. She begins her new duties Aug. 15, Randler said.