In 2011, the use of NMTCs combined with a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant enabled the construction of a $7.2 million medical center and dental clinic which provide comprehensive medical and dental care, as well as rural health outreach programs, to medically underserved communities in rural Virginia.
The City of Danville, Virginia was founded in 1793 and chartered in 1830. Like so many other manufacturing areas that have lost their traditional industries, the area has its challenges. Specifically, when Dan River Mills, the area’s longtime textile giant, closed its doors in 2006, it lost a business that at one time employed 12,000 people. The company left town and its most visible structure, the Dan River Research Building, remained vacant for many years. The NMTC project is the renovation of the Research Building to become River District Tower, a mixed-use medical office facility housing two primary medical tenants, among others. Danville Orthopedic Clinic, occupying two floors of the facility, provides for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries to bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and nerves; and Danville Regional Medical Center, which occupies one floor, will serve as an Accountable Care Hub, providing the community convenient access to a wide variety of health services.