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Success Stories

Community Hospital Completes $16 Million Renovation with Assistance from USDA Rural Development & Thayer County Bank

Meredith Mingledorff
Community Facilities
Health Care
Rural Development
Community hospital new wing of building

Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska recently completed an addition and remodel of their facilities with a $16 million investment from USDA Rural Development (RD) and Thayer County Bank. The work took four years to complete and was finished in August 2022. 

The hospital secured a $15 million dollar loan from Thayer County Bank, which was guaranteed by RD's Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, and a $1 million Direct Loan from RD. 

The critical new additions and renovations include a specialty clinic, cardiac rehab, mobile imaging garage, rehabilitation therapies, urgent care, clinic registration, kitchen, pharmacy, lab, materials management, offices, and a conference room. 

The specialty clinic welcomes 40 visiting medical specialists who will provide specialized medical care to local regional communities, including five Nebraska counties and three counties in Kansas.

“This addition and remodel project at Community Hospital will benefit our region for decades to come,” said Sean Wolfe, chief financial officer, Community Hospital. “The updated and expanded facility allows for the delivery of healthcare services in a modern, comforting, and efficient space. We thank the USDA Rural Development staff for their hard work helping to make this project possible and investing in the future of rural Nebraska.” 

RD's programs were used to improve access to rural healthcare in a medically under-served area, which aided Community Hospital in meeting its mission of “Leading our region to a healthier future.” 

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, RD 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, health care, and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal, and high-poverty areas. For national information, visit our website. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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  • Nebraska: District 3