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Cassidy Announces $4.1 Million for Rural Health Care Facilities

by Minden Press-Herald

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant Louisiana a total of $4,117,257 to construct and renovate rural health care facilities in north Louisiana.

“We must ensure Louisiana families have access to quality, affordable health care,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding expands access to care in the region and further closes the rural health divide.”

The Union General Hospital, Morehouse Community Medical Centers, North Caddo Hospital Service District, Willis-Knighton Medical Center (Caddo Parish), the LaSalle Parish Hospital Service District No. 2, Springhill Medical Center, and North Caddo Medical Center will all benefit from this grant. 

Grant AwardedRecipientProject Description
$1,000,000.00Union General HospitalThis grant will provide federal funding for constructing a rural health clinic for Union General Hospital.
$179,831.00Morehouse Community Medical CentersThis grant will provide federal funding to increase vaccine distribution and purchase telehealth equipment in rural areas of north Louisiana.
$349,325.00Morehouse Community Medical CentersThis grant will provide federal funding to support a medical mobile unit in north Louisiana.
$718,077.00North Caddo Hospital Service DistrictThis grant will provide federal funding to construct a multi-purpose COVID treatment center.
$855,354.00Willis-Knighton Medical Center (Caddo Parish)This grant will provide federal funding to broaden access to healthcare services in rural communities and increase COVID-19 pandemic resilience.
$84,805.00LaSalle Parish Hospital Service District No. 2This grant will provide federal funding to install two elevators in the hospital.
$776,875.00Springhill Medical CenterThis grant will provide federal funding to renovate an emergency room for adequate space for reception and patient waiting area and efficientcare.
$152,990.00North Caddo Medical CenterThis grant will provide federal funding to construct a multi-purpose COVID treatment center.

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