$1.25 million invested to develop 3 rural healthcare facilities in Kansas

October 25, 2022 : More than $1.25 million has been funded to help improve three rural healthcare establishments in Kansas.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture states on Thursday, Oct. 13, Rural Development Kansas State Directory Christy Davis declared that the department awarded a total of $1,255,209 in grants to enhance healthcare facilities in three Kansas communities.

The USDA documented that the grants would help rural healthcare facilities develop essential services in Republic, McPherson, and Micthell counties.

“USDA is dedicated to ensuring rural Americans have access to reliable quality health care,” Davis declared. “The Emergency Rural Health Care Grants being reported today will provide the infrastructure needed to enhance the health and lives of rural Kansans.”

The Department suggested that the grants are part of a more prominent national information that includes facilities in 43 states and Guam. It expressed the Emergency Rural Health Care program is meant to support rural hospitals and health care providers in implementing telehealth and nutritional aid programs, improve staff to administer COVID-19 vaccines and tests, build or renovate structures and buy needed medical supplies.

The USDA expressed the Kansas investments are as follows:

 

  • A $792,340 grant will enable the Republic County Hospital purchase equipment and institutions during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will also count telehealth infrastructure to provide services to rural citizens.
  • An $87,464 grant will be used to support reimburse Mercy Hospital for lost healthcare revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will allow the residents of Moundridge and surrounding communities to continue to receive health care services from the hospital.
  • A $375,405 grant will aid Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems recover from lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will also help substitute flooring and improve the heating and air conditioning systems in locations of the hospital to aid in infection control and qualify for future pandemics.