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Hanover Hospital announced Friday that it and its public partner, Hanover borough, received a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant from the Governor's Office of the Budget. The borough applied for the grant on behalf of the hospital to support the new cardiac catheterization suite, according to a release from the hospital.

The grant will offset the costs for the 11,500-square-foot cardiac catheterization suite, according to the release.

The suite accommodates two operational cardiac catheterization rooms with the option to add another if needed, the release states. It also holds 16 dedicated patient rooms and a minor procedure room.

"The unit is designed to accommodate pre-procedure preparation and post-procedure care for inpatient, outpatient and overnight stays," the release reads.

Percutaneous coronary intervention services are done there, which include the use of cardiac stents or balloons to open blocked cardiac arteries in patients suffering from active or imminent cardiac arrests, according to the release.

"These alternatives to open-heart cardiac surgeries have proven to be a sage and effective means of intervention for life-threatening conditions encountered by patients in areas served by smaller community hospitals," the release states.

The grant will free hospital funds that can be directed toward other programs.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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