USDA to invest $360M for 200-bed rural Alabama hospital

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will give $360 million to Medical West Hospital Authority to build a 200-bed hospital in rural Alabama.

The money is part of the USDA's total investment of $1 billion to build and improve critical community facilities in the U.S., according to a Jan. 26 news release from the federal agency.

The hospital will occupy more than 400,000 square feet and have a 26-room emergency department, 12 operating rooms, eight labor and delivery rooms and eight multipurpose rooms.

More than 333,000 people will benefit from the facility, the release said.

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