WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the new site of Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington and the Iowa County Food Pantry in Dodgeville to highlight federal funding she worked to bring home to Wisconsin in legislation that has been signed into law by President Biden.
At the future site of Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, Senator Baldwin and local officials discussed the $4 million federal investment that she worked to secure to help build the new facility. With the old facility nearly 70 years old, the new hospital will be a 75,000 square-foot facility, including space for behavioral health and mindfulness sessions, and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2024.
Senator Baldwin also visited the Iowa County Food Pantry in Dodgeville, which is receiving $54,000 in federal funding that she worked to deliver to the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP). With Iowa County Food Pantry facing structural issues due to storm water runoff occasionally flowing into the building and poor water drainage leading to asphalt pavement deterioration in the parking lots, the investment will help with construction and improvements to repave the parking lot for flood mitigation issues.