Capital for Rural Hospitals: Is the USDA Financing the Only Option Available Today?

Health Care

October 04, 2012
by Kelly Arduino, MA, MBA

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For the nation’s rural hospitals, access to capital has become more vital than ever. Investments in modernization and expansions are commonly needed, fueled by health reform, technology advances, and market changes.
To access capital, health care organizations must identify and evaluate the complete range of financing options available while recognizing that not all options are created equal. Rather than just comparing interest rates, hospitals must carefully weigh the risks, costs, limitations, terms, and the advantages and disadvantages that come with each option.
This article provides a straightforward guide for assessing today’s lending options, allowing rural hospitals to select the best financing strategies for their organizations’ futures.

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