WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Michael R. Turner (R-Centerville) announced today that funding for key projects in the Miami Valley moved one step closer by passing through the House Appropriations Committee. Nearly $1.5 million in funding for hospitals, museums, employee retraining, and economic development will be headed to the Third District once the bill is signed into law.
“These projects will help improve medical care in our community and provide stimulus for our local economy,” Congressman Turner said. “I look forward to continuing to advocate for our region by advancing projects like these in the future.”
The projects were funded through the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. A full list of projects supported by Congressman Turner that were funded through this subcommittee follows:
Historic Hale Hospital Revitalization Project, Clinton Memorial Hospital Regional Health System -- $250,000
Clinton Memorial Hospital is a county owned, medical/surgical, acute care hospital serving the rural Clinton County region. Specifically, funds will be used to stabilize this historic structure, and to renovate the facility for viable use.
Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center Renovation – The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton -- $200,000
As the only pediatric trauma center in the region, Dayton Children’s sees nearly 50,000 patient visits annually, ranking them in the top ten percent of children’s hospitals nationally. Funds for this project will go toward Children’s Medical Center’s renovation of their Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center.
Greentree Health Sciences Academy – Premier Health Campus – Middletown, Ohio -- $250,000
The Greentree Health Sciences Academy addresses the challenge of meeting workforce needs in allied health care fields. This Academy has been a successful partnership between regional health and educational facilities. Specifically, funds will go toward the expansion of it’s health and health education facilities.
Interactive and visual exhibits, David Gold Parachute Museum, Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc. -- $100,000
Building upon Dayton’s heritage as the Birthplace of Aviation, the National Aviation Heritage Area will use these funds to complete interactive and visual displays at the David Gold Parachute Museum. Specifically funds will support exhibits showing the development from the world’s first free-fall parachute to today’s usage in both military and sport aviation along with the parachute’s important role in the international exploration of outer space.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Space Science Gallery, Planetarium, and Zoo Renovation -- $150,000
In order to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in the region, The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is installing new educational exhibits. Funds will provide new interactive space science exhibits, a new planetarium projector and planetarium refurbishment, and a “NOAA Science on a Sphere” Global Display System.
Dream It Do It Training & Development Program – Montgomery County, Ohio $100,000.
As the Dayton economy transitions from a traditional manufacturing to a high tech economy, our community is working to transition workers into new fields of employment. Funds for the Dream It Do It program will provide for the training and development of displaced automotive and manufacturing workers to fill jobs in advanced manufacturing, tooling, and maching sectors that have significant job opportunities.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Training and Development – Montgomery County, Ohio -- $500,000
The Dayton Region is a leader in supply chain management and logistics research. Funds for the SCM Training and Development program will coordinate and develop the training and curriculum needed to train displaced manufacturing workers for this growing sector of the Dayton regional economy.