Hawarden, Iowa — A new hospital is being constructed in Hawarden, and the USDA has just announced that the project will be paid in part with the assistance of an $8.8 million USDA Rural Development loan.
Hawarden Community Hospital Administrator Jason Pullman tells us about the nearly $14 million project.
He says the USDA loan is at 3.5% interest over 30 years, and the remainder of the funding is coming through fundraising and local bank participation.
He says while some of the old facility will remain, they’re basically building a new facility.
Pullman says staff are especially looking forward to one aspect of the facility.
He says even though the weather has not exactly been cooperating lately, they are still making great progress.
Pullman says the original hospital in the community was built in the 1930’s, and the hospital has added onto it. He says that the addition is what they’re using now, and where the 1930’s facility was originally is where the new construction is now taking place.