Community Facility

A Rural Hospital Success Story

While stories abound about rural hospitals closing across the country, Curry General Hospital on the southern Oregon coast demonstrates how a rural hospital can expand and thrive.

In Gold Beach, residents were served by a small, outdated facility that was built in the 1950s and designed to provide acute care services only, meaning patients had to travel long distances to receive specialized medical care. The facility could no longer meet local needs or comply with building codes, and the hospital was struggling to retain and recruit doctors.

USDA Announces $15.6 Million to Presque Isle Utilities District for Major Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades

USDA Rural Development State Director Timothy P. Hobbs visited the Presque Isle Utilities District on Wednesday to make a critical announcement that will have a significant impact on infrastructure in the area.

USDA Rural Development State Director Timothy P. Hobbs said, “I am pleased to announce that the Presque Isle Utilities District will receive $15.6 million in funding to upgrade critical components to its wastewater infrastructure. This is a vital step forward to protect the environment and an investment in the future of the community.”