Range Resources Invests in Mon Valley Communities' Health

(January 18, 2017 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Marcellus Shale pioneer Range Resources provided a $50,000 gift to Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) to renovate and standardize the 24 Emergency Department treatment rooms at the Carroll Township hospital. The gift was presented during an event at MVH that was attended by Pennsylvania Senator Camera Bartolotta, Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober as well as leadership from Range Resources and MVH.

The renovation project will include modernization of the treatment rooms to improve safety for patients and visitors as well as functionality for hospital staff. The new rooms will be set up in a standard fashion so when a provider or staff person enters, they will know the exact locations of their medical equipment and supplies which can be vital in life-threatening situations. In addition, each room will feature new IV poll tracks, computer work stations and wall storage units for greater efficiency along with chairs, flat screen televisions and privacy curtains for patient and visitor comfort.

Senator Bartolotta commended Range Resources and Monongahela Valley Hospital for their efforts.

"Range Resources never stops giving back to the community," said Senator Bartolotta. "Monongahela Valley Hospital continues to serve the community by being on the cutting edge."

Matt Pitzarella, director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Range Resources, said the company is proud to be part of this project and to partner with the hospital.

"There are so many generous and gracious organizations and individuals in and around Washington County who support Monongahela Valley Hospital and we're proud to join the community in our support of the hospital, which is a critical component for any community" said Mr. Pitzarella. "The doctors, nurses and entire staff at MVH work incredibly hard to make everyone's experience positive at the hospital and we hope that this grant can further enhance the patient experience for the Emergency Department."

In a time when more attention has been placed not only on direct patient outcomes but the facilities to ensure patient and visitor safety, this project is timely. Hospitals are rated by national organizations on a number of patient care outcomes and then compared with one another. Recently, those rating scales have changed and include not just direct care but the overall patient experience.

"We appreciate Range Resources' ability to recognize the impact of the renovation of the Emergency Department treatment rooms," said Louis J. Panza Jr., MVH's president and CEO. "Range was on board from the beginning. They wanted to positively impact everyone who comes to our Emergency Department for care as well as our medical providers. This project serves these individuals, and we cannot thank the Range team enough for their contribution."

The Washington County Commissioners expressed their appreciation to Range Resources for its generous gift to the hospital and emphasized the importance of the two organizations working together.

"Thank you to Range Resources for investing in essential services in Washington County. We are most grateful for your generosity and kindness," said Commissioner Irey Vaughan.

Commissioner Shober shared her sentiments. "When you have two great organizations working together, our communities become stronger and stronger. Monongahela Valley Hospital and Range Resources are both vital to the people of Washington County. We thank Range Resources for their willingness to give back to make our lives better."

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(from left to right) Washington Co. Commissioner Harlen G. Shober, Matt Pitzarella, director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Range Resources, Louis J. Panza Jr. president and CEO of MVH, Sen. Camera Bartolotta and Washington Co. Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan pose holding a $50,000 check donated by Range Resources to renovate Monongahela Valley Hospital's Emergency Department.

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