Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska recently completed an addition and remodel of their facilities with a $16 million investment from USDA Rural Development and Thayer County Bank. The work took four years to complete and was finished in August 2022.
The hospital secured a $15 million dollar loan from Thayer County Bank, which was guaranteed by USDA Rural Development, and a $1 million direct loan from USDA Rural Development.
The critical new additions and renovations include a specialty clinic, cardiac rehab, mobile imaging garage, rehabilitation therapies, urgent care, clinic registration, kitchen, pharmacy, lab, materials management, offices, and a conference room.
The specialty clinic welcomes 40 visiting medical specialists who will provide specialized medical care to local regional communities, including five Nebraska counties and three counties in Kansas.
“This addition and remodel project at Community Hospital will benefit our region for decades to come,” said Sean Wolfe, chief financial officer, Community Hospital. “The updated and expanded facility allows for the delivery of healthcare services in a modern, comforting, and efficient space. We thank the USDA Rural Development staff for their hard work helping to make this project possible and investing in the future of rural Nebraska.”
Rural Development’s Guaranteed & Direct Loan Fund programs were used to improve access to rural healthcare in a medically under-served area, which aided Community Hospital in meeting its mission of “Leading our region to a healthier future.”
Other communities and organizations interested in applying for Rural Development funds are encouraged to contact the following Nebraska staff:
North Platte Office – Sara Pierce (308) 221-3689
Kearney Office – Dave Fulton (308) 455-9844 or Kaleb Browning (308) 455-9838
Norfolk Office – Anthony Guenther (402) 371-5350 ext. 120 or Marla Ourada (402) 437-5598
Lincoln Office – Marshall Stephens (402) 437-5732 or Niki Dittmer (402) 437-5737
To learn more about Rural Development in Nebraska, visit www.usda.gov/ne.
Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements, business development, housing, community facilities such as schools, public safety, health care, and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal, and high-poverty areas. For national information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.
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