WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $74,429 to the Harrison Community Hospital – the only hospital in Harrison County – for the acquisition of clinical equipment that will benefit more than 4,300 patients each year.
“Funding for community hospitals helps them keep pace with new medical technologies and equipment in order to better serve their patients,” said Brown. “This award from the ARC will allow Harrison Community Hospital to expand its services and care for more serious cases among its patients. The new equipment will benefit thousands of patients across the three counties served by this hospital.”
The $74,429 award will give Harrison Community Hospital, which also serves Belmont and Jefferson Counties, the ability to upgrade radiology services and replace obsolete equipment including oxygen and anesthesia systems. The hospital will also purchase a new critical care bed and portable bedside monitor to provide more advanced treatment to critical care patients and avoid transferring sick patients to other facilities. The equipment is expected to serve more than 4,300 patients and preserve 220 jobs at the facility. The Hospital will match the funding, bringing the total project to $148,858.