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Recovery Act funds help expand Norristown Regional Health Center

Senator Casey at the opening of the Norristown Regional Health CenterYesterday, I attended the grand opening of the new Norristown Regional Health Center (NRHC) in Montgomery County.  Due to a consistent increase in patients, long waiting times and lack of space for expansion, the NRHC purchased a larger facility to meet growing demand.  

The new facility was renovated with partial funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will allow the NRHC to see more patients, offer more services, decrease waiting times and hire more staff.  The newly renovated facility includes 16 examination rooms, 5 triage and 5 dental exam rooms, an onsite physician medication dispensary and expanded laboratory and administrative space.

This facility is important as it will serve a particularly disadvantaged community and create jobs.  I appreciated the tour provided by Patti Deitch, President and CEO of Delaware Valley Community Health, and am thankful for the hard work and essential services that the NRHC provides to people in the region.

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Recovery Act Money and the Women's Center of Montgomery County

On my way from Scranton to Washington this morning, I stopped in Elkins Park, Montgomery County to tour the Women's Center of Montgomery County to see Recovery dollars at work. The Women's Center received federal funding through the STOP Violence Against Women grant program.  This money allowed the Center to create two new jobs, retain six more and expand the hours of another part-time employee.

The work of the employees and volunteers is truly inspirational. They assist women in some of the darkest days of their lives to find them the resources and services they need to stay safe and succeed.  The Center serves as just one example of how the Recovery Act creates jobs, but also how it has a profound and positive impact in the community.

I'm off to Washington barring more snow.

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