Hospital to request more funds for expansion
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 30, 2014 | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The groundbreaking on Trigg County Hospital's surgical wing expansion (above) took place in April. Now the county is asking for more money on the project.</i>
file photo/Cadiz Record

The groundbreaking on Trigg County Hospital's surgical wing expansion (above) took place in April. Now the county is asking for more money on the project.

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Cost overruns and contingencies for Trigg County Hospital’s surgical wing expansion project mean the Trigg County Public Hospital Corporation Board is going to ask for another $700,000.

At the board’s Thursday evening meeting, board members voted to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to begin the process to borrow 10-percent of the $7 million RD loan amount.

“There’s less red tape if we do it this way now rather than waiting to go to Washington for approval,” said Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, who added that approximately half of the requested amount is needed for project overruns and that RD personnel said any funds not used can be “de-obligated,” or returned.

Steve Rutland, Vice President of Project Management for American Health Facilities Development, a firm based out of Brentwood, Tenn., and Barbara Gillum of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development also gave updates at the meeting.

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