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USDA Helps to Expand Healthcare Services in Kilmichael, Mississippi

Late last month Mississippi USDA Rural Development State Director Trina George attended the Kilmichael Clinic opening ceremony. The event celebrated the clinic’s completion and provided opportunities to tour the new facility. There was a great turnout and everyone was thrilled to see the new building, which has nine examination rooms and a waiting room to accommodate 40 people.

The Kilmichael project received a $1.4 million loan from USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities Program in 2009. The Community Facility loan was obtained to construct a new clinic to provide health care services for the citizens of the Town of Kilmichael, Montgomery County, and the surrounding rural communities. “Kilmichael Hospital has been serving this community for decades,” said State Director George. “So when the opportunity came to award funding to construct a new healthcare clinic, I knew this would be a great service to this community and to this organization.”

A picture of a  x-ray room in the new clinic in Kilmichael, MS.

A picture of a x-ray room in the new clinic in Kilmichael, MS.

The Community Facility Program provides loans, grants, and loan guarantees for essential community facilities in rural areas. Priority is given to health care, education and public safety projects. Typical projects are hospitals, health clinics, schools, fire houses, community centers and many other community based initiatives. To learn more about USDA Rural Development please visit www.rurdev.usda.gov.

State Director Trina George, the Hospital Administrator, Calvin Johnson, the Kilmichael Clinic physician, Dr. Katrina Poe, and attendees cut the  ribbon prior to the touring the new clinic.

State Director Trina George, the Hospital Administrator, Calvin Johnson, the Kilmichael Clinic physician, Dr. Katrina Poe, and attendees cut the ribbon prior to the touring the new clinic.

A picture of a  x-ray room in the new clinic in Kilmichael, MS.

One Response to “USDA Helps to Expand Healthcare Services in Kilmichael, Mississippi”

  1. cynthia johnson says:

    I would just like to thank the nurses and Dr.Bates for being so proffessional during our emergency, We could not have asked for better care or efficiency. Who would believe that Kilmichael hospital arranged an airlift for my daughter from the ballfield!! Thanks to the timely manner in which they were treated the doctors in Jackson say they will make a full recovery.We are extremely grateful that the health care in Kilmichael continues to be secpnd to none. You are the best!

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