Thermopolis Hospital Receives Loan for Renovation
Written by andrew-rossi on November 21, 2018
The Thermopolis hospital will receive a major renovation thanks to federal dollars that have been set aside to improve rural health care.
Hot Springs County Hospital District in Thermopolis and Westward Heights Care Center in Lander were both announced Thursday as recipients for a combined $25.5 million dollar loan paid by the US Department of Agriculture. Hot Springs Memorial Hospital will receive a loan totaling over $21 million dollars for major renovations, which are expected to cost an estimated $26.9 million.
The loan paid to Hot Springs Memorial Hospital is the USDA’s biggest direct facilities community project in Wyoming, according to an article in the Northern Wyoming Daily News. The hospital is scheduled to add two new operating rooms, a new obstetrics room and a new emergency room, along with other new services. Patient rooms will also be upgraded, as right now the facility has no handicap bathrooms, and no showers in patient rooms.
Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital was built 60 years ago and has undergone two notable renovations since then. Officials hope to have the project completed by 2020.