JEANNETTE (KDKA) — A former Westmoreland County hospital is being torn down.
Jeannette Memorial Hospital will be demolished June 1.
The facility was built in 1952 and has been vacant since 2011.
Jeannette already has one closed hospital-turned-eyesore: the Monsour Medical Center.
That’s why they want Jeannette Memorial knocked down, as soon as possible.
“Over the last few years, we’ve tried to find a buyer or someone who wanted to re-use or buy Jeannette Hospital, but this has dragged on for years,” said Jennifer Miele, spokesperson for Excela Health.
“I’m happy they’re going to tear it down, but let’s put something in there good for the community and good for the tax base,” said Sandy Christofano, a Jeannette resident.
Hundreds of memorial bricks from a hospital wall will be put in safe-keeping until an appropriate place to display them is found.