August 09, 2016
Cerner Corp. will increase operations in Malvern, Chester County, creating 250 new jobs in the process, Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday.
The international health care information technology company based in Kansas City that acquired the Germany-based Siemens Health Services for $1.3 billion early last year, will be upgrading the former Siemens Facility in Malvern, while also expanding training, and purchasing new equipment. Cerner also committed to retaining 2,000 existing jobs over the next three years, to go along with the 250 new jobs.
“Cerner has a significant presence in Pennsylvania, and I’m pleased that they chose to expand here adding 250 new, high-wage jobs,” Wolf said in a press release. “The quality of Pennsylvania’s workforce continues to be a draw for companies looking to relocate or expand.”
Cerner itself will be investing $75 million into the project. The company also received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that could include a $1.25 million grant from the Pennsylvania First program. However, receiving the grant relies on Cerner submitting complete applications, and meeting all of the program guidelines and commitments.
“As a company at the intersection of health care and information technology, Cerner is experiencing tremendous growth, and we plan to maintain a strong presence in Malvern,” Cerner President Zane Burke said in a press release. “Since 2015, we’ve successfully integrated Cerner’s culture, tools, and processes, and I look forward to continuing our momentum with our Pennsylvania-based associates.”
The deal between Cerner and the state was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, which works between Wolf and businesses looking into locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. The team also worked in collaboration with the Chester County Economic Development Council.