USDA $46 million Loan to Help Build Critical Access Hospital in Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Dick Lugar recently announced Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford, Ind. will receive a $46,800,000 community facility direct loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to construct a new critical access hospital that will be part of the IU Medical system.

“A new hospital in Bedford in important to meeting the healthcare needs of south-central Indiana’s rural communities,” said Lugar.”

He added the new hospital will provide improved access for patients and new medical specialties currently not available in the local communities.

“This loan is the culmination of years of professional planning, designing, and budgeting and is representative of Bedford Regional Medical Center’s long-standing commitment to the citizens of Lawrence County and the surrounding area,” Lugar said.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Senator Lugar’s Grants Coordinator, by phone at 202-224-4814 or by email at

About IU Health Bedford
Indiana University Health Bedford operates as a critical access hospital with inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care services and 24-hour emergency room and EMS services.

Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital is a modern, JCAHO approved rural healthcare facility which offers up-to-date technology and medical practices.  It also employs a physician group practice, Indiana University Health Bedford Physicians, which is a multi-specialty practice providing medical services in internal medicine, family practice, general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. 

Nurse practitioners in adult and pediatric primary care have been added to expand medical care. IU Health Bedford is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors who are involved in a variety of economic vocations and service activities.


Posted April 22, 2011

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