EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Pocono Medical Center announced it has signed a letter of understanding with the Farda Family and DF Pocono Associates L.P. to increase and improve access by constructing a state-of-the-art second campus hospital facility, called Pocono Medical Center West, on a 40-acre site in Tannersville, Pocono Township, Pennsylvania.
“Pocono Medical Center West will allow us to bring the most sophisticated healthcare technology and the highest quality care to an expanding number of patients here in Monroe County,” said Jeff Snyder, president and CEO of Pocono Medical Center.
Over the past seven years, PMC has focused on enhancing and adding to the inpatient and outpatient clinical services at its headquarters campus in East Stroudsburg, and at its other more than 20 locations. Significant investments have been made in the ESSA Heart & Vascular Institute, the Mattioli Emergency Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Center, the Hughes Cancer Center, Bartonsville Healthcare Center, Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Center and the West End Healthcare Center, expected to open in early 2015.
Mr. Snyder said, “Today, with these investments in key clinical services in place, it’s time to focus on enhancing our physical plant by expanding our services to the primary areas of population growth in Monroe County.”
Over the next several months, PMC will complete its due diligence of the new site and expeditiously submit applications for the necessary regulatory approvals. Pocono Medical Center West will feature an emergency department and, in conjunction with its existing ED and Level III Trauma Center, will provide facilities sized to accommodate the approximately 80,000 annual emergency visits that make PMC Pennsylvania’s third busiest hospital emergency department. Other specific plans for the new campus are being finalized.