USDA Investing in Pocahontas Hospital Project

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing nearly 17 million dollars in loans and grants to a few projects in Iowa, including one in Pocahontas County, to promote rural economic development, job creation, and health services.

Corn Belt Power Cooperative is receiving a 1.2 million dollar loan to fund a pass-through loan to the Pocahontas Community Hospital. The project will help enable the hospital to renovate 12 patient exam rooms, the pharmacy, work/business office reception areas, and to construct a 230 square-foot addition to provide a new public restroom and reception room. The project will increase patient access at the Pocahontas Community Hospital, as well as assist medical professionals in delivering quality healthcare, and promote economic development in the area.

A total of four projects are receiving investments with the others in Sioux, Appanoose, and Winneshiek counties.