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W.Va. hospital to get funds for new road

War Memorial Hospital gets road funding

War Memorial Hospital gets road funding

December 09, 2005|by TRISH RUDDER

trishr@herald-mail.com

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - The new War Memorial Hospital will have an access road built with $500,000 in federal funds secured by U.S. Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

The money will be used to make highway improvements and build a new road that will connect the new hospital in Morgan County with U.S. 522, Capito said in a news release.

"The funding will help construct an access road for the new War Memorial Hospital, moving the project closer to completion," Capito said in the release.

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"The funding will also pay for a new turn lane, signage and a traffic light. Once built, the new facility will help the nurses, doctors, and personnel of War Memorial Hospital continue to provide quality health care services to the residents of Morgan County," she said in the release.

Lyn Goodwin, the hospital's community relations director, declined to comment on the location of the road or the timeline for the project because "no site has been selected yet," she said.

Goodwin said hospital officials are looking in the area of the U.S. Silica Co., north of Berkeley Springs on U.S. 522.

The hospital needs between 50 and 75 acres of land, she said, for the hospital, a medical office building for physicians, a wellness center and parking.

"War Memorial Hospital is very pleased that Congresswoman Capito was able to secure funding to support the needs of Morgan County and the surrounding area," John Borg, administrator of War Memorial Hospital, said in the release.

"These funds will assist us in our efforts to provide a new, state-of-the-art medical facility for local residents," he said.

Borg could not be reached for additional comment Thursday.

The $500,000 in funding is included in H.R. 3058, the legislation signed into law by President Bush on Nov. 30.

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