News Release
Release No.STELPRD4010402
ContactDawn Knepp717-237-2286
Mars, May 26, 2011 --

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USDA Rural Development and Clarion Forest Visiting Nurse Association

Cut Ribbon for New Facility

CLARION, May 26, 2011 – USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas Williams and Clarion Forest Visiting Nurse Association (CFVNA) celebrated the official opening today of a newly constructed facility for the visiting nurse and hospice care service at 271 Perkins Road in Clarion. Rural Development provided a $2.3 million Community Facilities loan for the construction project.

The new CFVNA building will accommodate administration, a staff education area, the business department, clinical staff, the hospice program and a conference room. CFVNA is a Medicare-certified, community based, non-profit organization which has provided health care services to patients in their homes for almost 40 years in Clarion and Forest Counties. The staff works with the patient’s physician and tailors their services to meet the specific needs of each individual.

“USDA Rural Development’s support for these projects reflects our commitment to ensuring that rural communities can create jobs, attract businesses and provide necessary services to their residents,” Williams said. “Rural Development continues to work with rural communities to help them develop quality health care services, modern library facilities and school buildings, and reliable first responder equipment and services to ensure that people who live in rural areas have access to critical infrastructure.”

  Through its Rural Development mission area, USDA administers and manages more than 40 housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a network of approximately 110 employees located in 11 offices throughout Pennsylvania. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers, and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. For more information on programs offered by USDA Rural Development, contact the Pennsylvania State Office at (717) 237-2299 or visit its website at