Allegheny Health Network and Grove City Medical Center have finalized an affiliation agreement that brings GCMC into the family of hospitals affiliated with and operated by the Pittsburgh-based health system. The newly-branded AHN Grove City provides acute care services between Pittsburgh and Erie, with plans to further expand and enhance those services for residents of Mercer County and the surrounding region.

A 67-bed acute care hospital in Mercer County, GCMC employees approximately 400 health care professionals and operates six outpatient clinics and lab sites throughout its service footprint.

AHN plans to invest more than $40 million over the next decade to strengthen AHN Grove City’s clinical programs, technological capabilities and physical infrastructure. In addition, through the affiliation, a new independent Grove City Health Care Foundation has been established with an initial endowment of approximately $30 million that will be spent on local health and wellness initiatives.

AHN Grove City is the network’s eighth acute care facility in western Pennsylvania and ninth hospital overall. The network is also currently in the process of building five additional hospitals in the greater Pittsburgh area, including a 160-bed full service hospital in Wexford, and four smaller scale neighborhood hospitals in suburban communities north, south and east of the city.