WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that Clay County Hospital will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to develop a larger medical lab and convert the clinic into an acute care clinic.

“Rural communities often do not have access to the same kinds of resources as many urban and suburban areas,” said Bost. “By expanding access to these critical federal grants, we can help ensure that communities, including those in Clay County, can provide vitally important healthcare services to keep residents safe and healthy.”