Jones Regional Medical Center Receives $655,000 for Improvements from USDA

Sep 16, 2022

UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has received $655,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development in 2022. USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa, Theresa Greenfield, visited Jones Regional Medical Center this week to meet with JRMC CEO Eric Briesemeister and other hospital stakeholders to highlight how the grant money is being used.

In April, Jones Regional Medical Center received a $236,500 grant from the Emergency Rural Health Care program to help fund equipment needed to support the COVID-19 pandemic and higher-acuity patients. The equipment will help prepare for a future pandemic event, increase medical surge capacity, increase access to quality health care services, and increase capacity for vaccine distribution, including cold storage, vehicle, transportation, and other equipment.

Jones Regional Medical Center received four additional hospital grants earlier in 2022 from Community Facility Direct Loan and Grant program funding, which include:

  • $140,000 for two ambulances
  • $218,000 for a CT scanner upgrade
  • $44,000 for a solar array
  • $16,500 for a radio system upgrade