Bisbee's Copper Queen to obtain $9.9 million for rural hospital growth

Copper Queen Group Hospital in Bisbee will obtain a $9.9 million grant from the USDA to assemble a 27,000-square-foot addition — the most important quantity awarded amongst $129 million in Emergency Rural Well being Care Grants.

The  new addition will home working rooms, pre- and post-operative areas, a sterile processing space, and a brand new inpatient beds unit. As soon as accomplished, providers will relocate from the present facility, and division areas will likely be repurposed for outpatient behavioral well being care with tele-psych, specialty doctor places of work, expanded pharmacy, and an academic and coaching heart for employees.

The Bisbee Hospital Affiliation is partnering with different Southern Space Hospital Affiliation members in help of the venture, with is predicted to profit 27,820 folks.

The Bisbee hospital grant is the most important awarded by the UDSA of $129 million in Emergency Rural Well being Care Grants to 39 states and Puerto Rico. The grants are a part of President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda to enhance well being care services in rural cities throughout the nation, and are anticipated to assist 172 rural well being care organizations develop important service, officers mentioned.

“Throughout one of the crucial important occasions in our nation’s historical past, the Biden-Harris administration responded to ship fast financial aid and guarantee rural folks have entry to high quality well being care,” Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Xochitl Torres Small mentioned. “USDA’s Emergency Rural Well being Care Grants are serving to strengthen rural America’s well being care infrastructure to construct for the long run.”

Congress handed the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021 to ship
fast financial aid to folks impacted by the pandemic. Inside
months after the invoice’s passage, the USDA made this
funding accessible to make sure the long-term availability of rural well being
care providers.

In August 2021, USDA made the grants accessible to assist rural well being care services, tribes and communities develop entry to well being care providers and diet help.