Success Stories

Pod D addition to Howard County Medical Center.

Hospital Addition Brings New Services and Patients

The City of St. Paul (pop. 2,290) is home to the Howard County Medical Center (HCMC), a 16 bed Critical Access Hospital and rural health clinic.  The Center had outgrown their service area and needed to expand in order to eliminate overcrowding and to allow concentration and attention to be on… more

Updated radiology equipment.

Renovations Bring Major Changes

The City of Minden, Neb. (pop. 2,923), is the home of Kearney County Health Services, a 10 bed Critical Access Hospital with an attached rural health clinic that provides acute and swing bed inpatient care, emergency care, primary care, as well as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, among… more

Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority

Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority Celebrates Grand Opening of Their $20 Million Water Treatment Plant

On August 28, 2019, Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority celebrated the grand opening of their new water treatment plant.  The new facility will provide four million gallons per day of treated water to Saluda County and can be expanded to treat six million gallons per day.

When the… more

The Echeverria Family outside their new home.

From Trailer House to New Home

Jose Mendez Echeverria, wife Eliana and two year old daughter Aitana resided in a trailer house for nine years in Crete, Neb.  They were ready to buy a home that had more space and comfort.  Crete has a lack of housing available creating an obstacle.  A friend of Jose told him about the Rural… more

Presbyterian College Dorm

Presbyterian College to Expand by Constructing a 144-Bed Student Dormitory

Presbyterian College recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 7, 2019 to celebrate the completion of a 144-bed student dormitory. 

The event included tours of the dormitory which, by the way, is not your typical dorm room.  The complex features prime residential apartment like… more

Telemedicine

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Helps Schools, Students and Parents

The School-Based TeleHealth (SBTH) program is a collaboration between Richland County School District One (RCSD 1) and Prisma Health-Midlands to provide education and health care services in the Lower Richland Community.  This project serves some of the neediest families in the regions.  Since… more

Dimock Dairy photo

New Coolers and LED Lighting Installed in Rural South Dakota Cheese Factory

Dimock Cheese is the oldest artisan cheese plant in South Dakota. They have been making quality cheese since 1931.  The factory, located 15 minutes south of Mitchell on Highway 37, is in the breadbasket of the heartland. The retail store is established in Dimock, with a population of 131. The… more

ChugTel co-owner Jim Moberly

Chugwater Area Receives 100% Broadband

Chugwater Telephone Company (‘ChugTel’) is headquartered in Chugwater, Wyoming, and has offered communications services to this small rural community for decades. Known as the “Little Town with a Big Heart,” Chugwater is in a sparsely populated region, however the residents and businesses, as in… more

Webster's Fire Hall

Infrastructure Shelters Equipment and Provides Enhanced Training Opportunities

Rural communities need volunteers to thrive and help provide services larger municipalities offer through paid personnel, such as a fire department. The volunteer fire department in Webster, SD, understands this need and the facilities and training needed in order to respond to emergency… more

Haar Family

Family of Eleven Enjoys Much Needed Space and Affordability Through Homeownership

The Jason and Kabrina Haar family is a big family compared to most with a family of eleven. The couple, along with their nine children ranging in ages from 18 years old to 10 months had been living in a single-wide three-bedroom trailer house just outside of Herreid, SD. The realization set in… more