U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has announced that Grand View Health will receive $1 million in grant funding to enhance care for behavioral health patients at the hospital’s main campus.
The funds will support the construction and completion of four patient-at-risk rooms inside the new Pavilion at Grand View Health for the provision of health and behavioral health services. This new infrastructure will improve safety for patients and staff at the hospital.
The four patient-at-risk rooms are part of the expanded Emergency Department (ED) and Level II Adult Trauma Center inside the Pavilion at Grand View Health. The new ED and Trauma Center is scheduled to open at 2 a.m. on Thursday, April 27.
Rep. Fitzpatrick announced the grant funding during a ribbon-cutting event on Friday, April 21, that celebrated the Pavilion. Rep. Fitzpatrick marked the occasion with the presentation of a flag flown over the capital, to Grand View Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Hughes, MBA, BSN, RN.
“Since their humble beginnings in a farmhouse-turned-hospital in 1913, Grand View has met the hardships set before them time and again,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said. “Today, Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services with excellence.
“Their latest accomplishment is the opening of their amazing new Pavilion, completed on time and on budget, which will further expand their healthcare services to our community. I was proud to join them on this occasion and to announce a $1 million grant that our office secured for them to assist in their expansion.”
The grant is part of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Community Project Funding, which provides members of Congress more input in the funding decisions that directly impact their districts by allowing local community groups to request project funding.
“More than 50% of Pennsylvanians suffer from mental illnesses that go untreated,” said Douglas Hughes, MBA, BSN, RN, quoting statistics from the Hospital and HealthSystem Association of Pennsylvania. “This generous grant that Rep. Fitzpatrick secured will help us meet the needs of people with mental illness and provide them safe, effective treatment.”
The Pavilion at Grand View Health is the largest expansion project in the hospital’s 110-year history. The Main Entrance to the six-story, 190,000-square-foot Pavilion officially opened to the public on Monday, April 24. When fully operational later this summer, the Pavilion will also include a new Emergency Department and Trauma Center, 52 new private patient smart rooms and 10 new operating rooms.