USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer joined U.S. Congressman Colling Peterson today in Hendricks, Minn. to celebrate construction of an expansion and remodeling project at Hendricks Community Hospital Association (HCHA). HCHA received nearly $5.2 million in loans from USDA Rural Development to replace existing infrastructure and expand their current facility.
“The ability to access quality healthcare in your hometown is essential to building strong rural communities,” said Colleen Landkamer, USDA Rural Development State Director. “The commitment by Hendricks Community Hospital Association to the healthcare needs of the Hendricks community is important to recognize and will help this community further its sustainability well into the future.”
HCHA has dedicated itself to “becoming the healthcare provider of choice,” for local residents and surrounding communities.
Built in the 1950’s, the current hospital facility has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of updating its industry standards in healthcare in order to maintain HCHA’s standard of improving the quality of healthcare in the local community .
When the project is finished, HCHA will have a facility that is efficient and state-of-the-art in design enabling improved healthcare for patients.
USDA funding comes in the form of a $5.2 million direct loan through Rural Development’s Community Facility Program. Since 2009, USDA Rural Development has invested over $353 million to build or improve essential community facilities throughout rural Minnesota.
Rural Development also invests in housing, water and wastewater treatment, businesses, renewable energy and high-speed Internet. To learn more about Rural Development programs, visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/mn, or contact the local area office in Marshall, Minn., at (507) 532-3234, ext. 4.