Davis, Galloway hail grants for St. Mary Medical Center, Route 13 industrial area

Financing bolsters care center in Levittown, line extensions in Bristol Twp.

BRISTOL, Sept. 30 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway today applauded state grants totaling almost $2 million to help the St. Mary Medical Center build a primary and urgent care center in Levittown and to extend water and sewer lines to vacant and underutilized industrial properties in the Route 13 Industrial Area.

The Bucks County Democrats thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for approving the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program grants of $900,000 for St. Mary and $1 million for the Route 13 line extensions in Bristol Township.

“I went to bat six months ago for the hospital funding, and those efforts have been rewarded,” said Davis, noting that the 12,500-square-foot facility at 4599 New Falls Road in Levittown features public and patient support areas, waiting and reception rooms, and laboratory and staff support space.

“This state-of-the-art facility, operated by a professional and experienced organization with a sterling track record for care in Bucks County, helps fill a great gap in our community,” wrote Davis to the governor’s staff in March to support the grant application channeled through the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority.

“The money helps maintain 32 full-time jobs with well-above-average salaries, 70 construction jobs, and improved health-care options for Lower Bucks County,” Galloway said.

Galloway said the grant for the Route 13 Industrial Area will be a boon for economic development in the area.

“Jobs, jobs and more jobs are the goal,” he said. “Improving the parcels dovetails perfectly with highway improvements in the area.”

The RACP grant program is administered by the governor’s Office of the Budget to foster economic, cultural, civic and historical projects with significant potential for improving economic growth and new jobs.

“The grants mark an important milestone for Lower Bucks County, both economically as well as for the health and well-being of all of our residents,” Davis said. “It is also a proud day for all involved – notably the governor, as well as county and local officials.”

“The leadership team at St. Mary, both past and present, deserve congratulations for pursuing and securing this critical financing for a vital community asset,” Galloway said. “Fulfilling the area’s industrial potential also will be a step closer with the money for the water and sewer line extensions.”