USDA Rural Development Area Director, Kelly Gregory, today joined Royal Oaks Hospital in a groundbreaking celebration to announce Community Facilities Loan funding totaling more than $4.7 million. The funds were awarded to Pathways Psychiatric Hospital, Inc. to make improvements and upgrades to their Royal Oaks Hospital location.
“Having excellent behavioral services and care is important for any community,” said Gregory. “Under the Pathways and Compass Health Network, Royal Oaks Hospital serves a vital role in providing exceptional healthcare services and treatment in this area. We are proud to be a partner in assisting Royal Oaks as they expand and remodel to continue meeting the needs of their patients.”
During the groundbreaking, it was announced that the expansion will consist of adding a new wing including 12 adult and 2 children’s beds and renovating their administrative services area and lobby.
Royal Oaks Hospital is a part of the Compass Health Network along with Pathways Community Health and Crider Health Center. They provide behavioral healthcare services for children, adolescents and adults.
The CF Loan and Grant program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. These facilities are dedicated to providing service to the local community for orderly development. Further information on additional programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/mo. Interested parties may also contact the Clinton Area Office at (660) 885-5567 Ext 4.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $215 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.