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USDA Announces $24.3 Million Loan for Grundy County Hospital Expansion

Cecilia Lynch
Grundy Center
Release Date
Jun 30, 2022

Grundy Center, Iowa – June 29, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield announced today the Agency is investing $24.3 million in the new expansion at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH). The hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony in Grundy Center at the construction site.


“When we think about ways to make rural Iowa a better place to live and work, modernized and improved local hospitals rise to the top of that list,” said Director Greenfield. “The Biden-Harris Administration is delivering on foundational infrastructure priorities. This USDA-funded project will make life better and safer in Grundy County and in surrounding hometown communities.”


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is helping fund the hospital project with a loan from the Community Facilities Direct Loan program.


The GCMH expansion of approximately 35,950 square feet will include 23,900 square feet on the facility's main floor for a new surgery department and new radiology department; 11,100 square feet in a partial basement for hospital storage, maintenance space and mechanical equipment; and 950 square feet on the second floor for stair and elevator access between all levels. The project will also renovate 4,440 square feet of existing hospital space.


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USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas. Office locations include a state office in Des Moines, along with area offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.


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 and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.


USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate, smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.




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