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Success Stories

USDA Rural Development’s Program Provides Injection for New Hospital

Darrell Mowery
Community Facilities

USDA Rural Development was on hand September 27, 2013, in Tell City, Indiana during a ground breaking ceremony for the new Perry County Hospital. 

Utilizing an $40,000,000 Community Facility Direct Loan, Perry County Memorial Hospital has begun construction of an approximately 117,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility to serve the community's growing medical needs.

The new facility will continue to serve the same tri-county area as the existing hospital: Perry and Spencer counties in Indiana and Hancock County in Kentucky. Located six miles from the current hospital location in Tell City, the new building will be located on 38 acres near the intersection of Highways 37 and 237.

The new Critical Access Hospital will include three operating rooms and two endoscopy rooms. Other features include comfortable, private patient rooms with bathrooms, spacious waiting areas, a dedicated ER entrance and ample parking. From the inside out, the new hospital will promote a healthier lifestyle for the community with the addition of a walking path around the exterior grounds of the facility.

Founded in 1950, Perry County Memorial Hospital is a full-service healthcare facility located in Tell City, Indiana that serves Perry and Spencer Counties in Indiana and Hancock County in Kentucky. Hospital services include inpatient, outpatient, in-home and emergency.

USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

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  • Indiana: District 8