Construction beginning on $28M Bowman hospital

BOWMAN, N.D. (AP) — Officials are starting construction on a $28 million hospital and clinic in the southwestern North Dakota town of Bowman.

The current Southwest Healthcare Services facilities were built in the 1950s. The new 60,000-square-foot structure will more than double the size of the existing hospital and clinic.

The project is expected to be finished in late 2016. The U.S. Rural Development agency is financing a little more than half of the cost with a $15 million low-interest loan. The rest is being financed through Southwest Healthcare and the North Dakota Medical Infrastructure Loan Program.

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