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USDA Rural Development Director Greenfield Announces $8 Million Investment in Shenandoah Medical Center

Name
Cecilia Lynch
Release Date
Oct 26, 2022

Hospital Also Received 2 $50,000 Grants in Last 3 Years

SHENANDOAH, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield today announced that the Agency is investing a $7 million loan and a $1 million grant in Shenandoah Medical Center to help improve and expand the oncology department. These investments will help expand critical services in Fremont and Page County. The loan funding is made through the Community Facilities Direct Loans and Guaranteed Loans program. The grant funding comes from the Emergency Rural Health Care Grants program.

“Sometimes, folks in our hometowns and rural communities struggle to find the health care they need in crisis situations,” said Director Greenfield. “If USDA funding opportunities for rural hospitals can help, that’s what we at Rural Development want to do. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to helping rural Iowans have access to the health care they need.”

Director Greenfield toured the construction site at the facility with hospital leadership.

The Agency has also invested $50,000 in a grant for mammography equipment at the hospital in 2019 and provided a $50,000 grant for an ambulance in 2021. These grants were made through USDA’s Community Facility Disaster Grant program, which has since been replaced by the Emergency Rural Health Care Grants program.

Contact USDA Rural Development

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.

To learn more about investment resources for rural areas in Iowa, call (515) 284-4663 or visit www.rd.usda.gov/ia. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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.

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