Care Facility Received $19.3 Million in USDA Rural Development Loan Funding
DeWitt, Iowa – Oct. 11, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield today highlighted how the Agency has invested $19,330,000 in the construction of Fieldstone of DeWitt, a nursing home and assisted-living facility in DeWitt in Clinton County. WellSpire, the company which operates the facility, received the funding in 2021 through USDA’s Community Facility Direct Loan and Grant program.
“USDA Rural Development invests in our rural hometowns because we know a strong community is rooted in its people,” said Director Greenfield. “The Biden-Harris Administration is making critical investments in rural healthcare infrastructure through this program and through the Emergency Rural Health Care program. This USDA-funded project will provide new options for 70 adults at the facility.”
The care facility held a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the project’s completion. Services at the facility include memory care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and assisted living.
“It’s been great to partner with leadership at WellSpire to build this asset for the community,” Director Greenfield added. “They are committed to serving the healthcare needs of rural Iowans.”
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