Penn Highlands Healthcare

Mr. James E. Chorney
Executive Director
North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission
49 Ridgmont Drive
Ridgway, PA  15853

Dear Mr. Chorney,

I trust that this letter finds you doing well. Please allow me this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to you and your organization for the professional assistance and guidance to Penn Highlands DuBois as we worked with the City of DuBois to make application to the Appalachian Regional Commission. 

The entire team was courteous and timely in helping us to deliver a successful request for critical infrastructure development adjacent to our proposed new Behavioral Health Hospital located in DuBois, Pennsylvania.  As a result, the proposal was awarded $1,200,000.00 in funding.

Amy Kessler and in particular, Bob Rusiewski were extremely knowledgeable as we navigated the paperwork necessary for our application.  Your organization provides so many helpful programs and it continues to help advance the economic development of our communities. The multitude of services you offer continue to prove to be helpful as we navigate through all of the master facility plan building projects.

Thank you again for the cooperation and help in this matter. 

Have a great day.


Karin R. Pfingstler
System Fund Development Director
Penn Highlands Healthcare