WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Program has approved a 3.375 percent 40 year loan of $21,000,000 to the Manning Regional Healthcare Center. The funds will be used to construct a replacement hospital of the current facility that was built in 1927. The new, seventeen bed critical access facility will be approximately 61,900 square feet, and will include a physician clinic and a recovery center that will provide substance abuse treatment services for sixteen patients in a partial residential setting. Senator Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the USDA and the Rural Development Program.
“This award exemplifies the value of rural development funding in our communities,” said Harkin. “I have long believed in providing access to the best healthcare to all communities in Iowa, and this loan will go a long way toward resources needed to construct a facility that will provide care to the people of southern Carroll County and the surrounding area.”