Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been awarded a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to expand the hospital’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, according to a press release issued this week by the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation.
The project will add approximately 28,500 square feet of space on the ground floor of the cancer institute. It will include a new entrance, wellness center, rehabilitation center, urgent care center and telemedicine center.
On the first floor will be the proton therapy treatment area, which will require a significant amount of support space on the ground floor.
Another 31,200 square feet of space will be added on the first floor. It will include the proton therapy treatment space, the infusion center expansion and associated support spaces. It will also include a new public meeting space.
The release did not include a timeline for the project.
“As a result of the growing demand for advanced cancer care close to home, LG Health is in the very early stages of planning a future expansion of the Cancer Institute,” Mary Ann Eckard, a spokesperson for LG Health, said.
The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute opened in July 2013 along Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township.
Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program or RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.