USDA Rural Development State Director joins board breaking ground on MRH medical office building in Craig |

USDA Rural Development State Director joins board breaking ground on MRH medical office building in Craig

The Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees scoops the first shovels of dirt during a ground breaking ceremony Monday, joined by the USDA Rural Development state director. Pictured, from left, are MRH Board of Trustees member Terry Carwile, board Secretary/Treasurer Alman Nicodemus, board Chair Todd Jourgensen, board member Kelly Hepworth, board member Forrest Luke, board member Don Myers, USDA State Director Sallie Clark and MRH board member Cathrine Blevins.
Sasha Nelson/staff

CRAIG — Small gold shovels filled with dirt were scooped up by members of the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees and a U.S. Department of Agriculture state official during a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, April 2.

“A new medical office building is critical to give our community better access to care in a convenient facility that is up to code,” said MRH Board Chair Todd Jourgensen.

Board members were joined by USDA State Director Sallie Clark. Her agency is the lender for a loan that will finance a large part of the estimated $29 million project.

“The focus at USDA is on healthy communities, especially rural communities, where there are more challenges due to the need to travel to get quality care,” Clark said. “Creating a one-stop -shop for quality care in a rural community is a high priority for (USDA) Secretary (Sonny) Perdue. It’s important for us to support infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. This project has all three.”

MRH CEO Andy Daniels thanked the employee, businesses, board members, MRH Foundation, community members and many other partners who have joined together in support of the new facility.


Citizens, employees of Memorial Regional Health, joined the MRH Board of Trustees and other officials to listen to a short speech and watch the board take the first shovel of dirt kicking-off construction of a new Medical Office Building in Craig.











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