Sidney, NE: The Sidney Regional Medical Center broke ground on a new multi-million-dollar long term care facility, with support from USDA Rural Development.
USDA Rural Development funded part of the project with a $12 million dollar Community Facility Direct Loan. The new 44,500 square foot facility will house a memory care unit as well as long term care and short-term rehabilitation services. Completion is expected in Fall 2024.
“The improvements underway at Sidney Regional Medical Center’s Long Term Care facility will benefit individuals in need of long-term care, memory care, and short-term rehabilitation by providing specially design space and high-quality services to serve their specific needs. The facility will benefit the entire community of Sidney by ensuring care of loved ones close to home,” shared Bolz.
The new facility will feature private rooms, an innovative communications system, and stronger safety features. The facility will unite the long-term care facility and the hospital, strengthening the continuum of care provided to the community. The new facility will replace an outdated facility and will benefit the health and safety of the approximately 11,800 residents in the service area.
Sidney Regional Medical Center has employed the services of Ferris Engineering, RDG Planning and Design, and Sampson Construction. The new facility is fully funded by hospital cash contributions, low interest loans from the USDA and construction financing from local lenders. Community Facility Direct Loans from USDA RD provide affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area. Public bodies, community-based non-profits, and federally recognized tribes with no more than 20,000 residents are eligible to apply.
For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/ne, or contact a Nebraska specialist by phone:
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
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.