Memorial Hospital of Carbon County has been awarded money to help respond to continuing COVID-19
needs within Carbon County. A special meeting of the Wyoming SLIB (State Loan and Investment
Board) on July 16th, 2020, resulted in a grant of $350,000.00 to MHCC to purchase a mobile clinic that
will play a direct role in combatting COVID-19 and ensuring patient safety.
Broken into three parts, the State of Wyoming is using $325 million in Federal CARES Act Funding to give
grants to small businesses affected by the economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic and to
allow businesses to implement necessary equipment and processes in the fight against COVID-19.
Receipt of grant funds is not a revenue replacement for the critical access hospital and will be dedicated
entirely to the purchase of a custom mobile, medical clinic. The State Loan and Investment Board is a
function of the Wyoming Business Council and reviews Wyoming Business Council board
recommendations on projects and policies. The State of Wyoming utilized SLIB as a vehicle to process
federal funds received.
“The addition of a mobile clinic provides yet another avenue for MHCC to care for Carbon County.
COVID-19 testing can be performed on site, offering convenience for businesses and individuals,” stated
Ken Harman, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County CEO. “This unit also creates a separate space for
COVID-19 symptomatic patients to be tested and treated without entering one of our family practice
clinics, resulting in better safety and better processes for everyone.”
Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is currently seeking Requests For Proposal (RFP) from multiple
businesses who specialize in the design and manufacture of mobile medical clinics.