Road Project Expands Hospital Access in Coaldale, PA

St. Luke’s Miners Campus Hospital in Coaldale, Pennsylvania is one of the few hospitals with a Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Level IV Trauma Center, and CMS 4 star rated hospital, in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In partnership with ARC and the Federal Highway Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED), and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), St. Luke’s Miners Campus Hospital will foresee construction to improve access to the building including narrowing and repaving connecting roadways to reduce speeds, building a pedestrian walking route and installing a transit bus shelter. In addition to making the hospital easier and safer to access, the project will prepare 15 acres of adjoining, undeveloped land for the construction of two new buildings for medical offices and clinical services. These improvements are projected to create and/or retain nearly 400 jobs.

“We are growing and are excited to work with Coaldale Borough, NEPA and the Appalachian Regional Commission to improve access to our small rural hospital. This project is so important as more people are coming from all over northeastern Pennsylvania for St. Luke’s Miners Campus’ nationally recognized care and highly engaged clinical teams,” said Wendy Lazo President of St. Luke’s Miners Campus.