Hoeven Breaks Ground on New Unity Medical Center in Grafton
GRAFTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today joined local leaders and health care professionals in Grafton to break ground on the new Unity Medical Center (UMC). The $23 million facility will house a new surgery center, rehabilitation services center, emergency room, all private patient rooms, a rural medical training and education center and a medical library. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure a $16.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to support the construction of the medical center, with the additional costs being covered by a $5 million loan from the Bank of North Dakota and $1.4 million of locally-raised funds.
“This new medical center is a tremendous investment in the health and well-being of residents in Grafton and the surrounding region,” Hoeven said. “Efforts like this are no small task, and we appreciate the hard work of CEO Alan O’Neil and the UMC team to update and modernize their facility. Further, by securing low-cost federal loans to support the project, we are helping to reinforce the financial viability of the medical center and ensure residents will continue to have access to critical health care services, an essential part of maintaining our state’s high quality of life.”
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