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Hamilton Health Center raising money for new facility

Harrisburg-based Hamilton Health Center Inc. is looking to
raise roughly $11 million in the next few months so it can move into the
larger, more modern facility Hamilton
staff say it desperately needs.

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Harrisburg-based Hamilton Health Center Inc. is looking to
raise roughly $11 million in the next few months so it can move into the
larger, more modern facility Hamilton
staff say it desperately needs.

Hamilton hopes to consolidate
three of its locations in Harrisburg
to a vacant 47,000-square-foot warehouse at 110 S. 17th St. by the end
of this year, CEO Jeannine Peterson said.

The health center is working on a lease-to-own deal for the
property, she said.

Spurring the move is the 26 percent increase in patient
visits from 2008 to 2009. That’s an amount Hamilton’s current locations, which are old
and costly to repair, are having trouble serving, Peterson said.

Hamilton
envisions creating a “medical mall” in the new location that would give
patients simultaneous access to medical, dental and pediatric care, as well as
to a pharmacy and a lab. The project would create 50 to 100 jobs, Peterson
said.

She estimated the first of two phases for the project, to
move clinical operations, would cost $12 million. Of that, Hamilton has raised slightly more than $1
million, a small portion of which is federal stimulus money, she said.

“If we can get money secured, we have our construction team
already in place,” Peterson said.

Hamilton
would need the money by April at the latest, and is working with state
legislators to do so, she said.

“We’re in dire need of these funds (for) the new facility,”
Peterson said. “It’s my belief that just because a person doesn’t have
insurance, they should not have to have health care in a sub-par building. Care
is excellent, but the environment is very poor.”

The project’s second phase, to build a second level for
administration and social services, would cost $5 million, she said. Hamilton plans to kick
off a capital campaign dedicated to that in the spring.

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