Construction of a new Troy Medical Office Clinic at the future site of the Troy Community Hospital will benefit from $2 million is state funding assistance recently secured by state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), according to a news release from Baker.

"I wrote the governor asking for consideration of this project back in the summer and am happy to see that it has been approved," said Baker stated in the news release. "I support this project and the additional medical services and jobs it will make available for the region. As a local resident and chairman of the House Health Committee, I realize how important it is to have quality health services available for every community, especially our more rural regions of the state."

Two million dollars in funding assistance is being provided through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The total project, which includes the construction of the new hospital, represents an investment of more than $35 million and will create 16 new jobs and retain an additional 130 jobs.

Baker noted that Guthrie Health, which applied for the funding assistance, has been working closely with Troy Township, Troy Borough and the Central Bradford Program Authority to facilitate the project.

"I applaud Governor Corbett for approving this project and thank all project team members, local officials and community leaders for their support to enhance health care in western Bradford County," said Baker in the news release.

"Troy Community Hospital, which is a critical access hospital, along with the new clinic are vital for increasing access to quality medical care in Bradford County," continued Baker. "I look forward to completion of the project and the many advantages it will bring for our area health care providers and the delivery of outstanding medical services to local patients seeking medical care in the future."