FAISON, N.C., May 25, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight participated in a Mobile Medical Unit Arrival Ceremony at Goshen Medical Center today.
Rural Development is investing $706 thousand in loans and grants to purchase eight medical mobile units for Goshen Medical Center, Inc.
The mobile units will operate in the field and will provide services such as screening for symptoms, rapid testing, health education, and prevention.
“Rural Development is excited to participate in this unique investment to enhance the health of rural residents,” said Speight. “Goshen Medical Center is thinking outside the box to make the most to outfit these mobile medical units. I am looking forward to hearing about the benefits of these trailers across Duplin and the surrounding areas.”
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.
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