MetaFund used $16 million of its New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation provided by the CDFI Fund to finance the acquisition of equipment necessary for the expansion of Stillwater Medical Center, a rural hospital in Stillwater, Oklahoma, providing vital medical services within a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area. This expansion will give the hospital the ability to provide cancer, cardiology, and surgical services that are not available elsewhere in north-central Oklahoma, and allow 175,000 people to receive care locally without having to travel over 100 miles roundtrip to the nearest urban areas. Stillwater Medical Center is a major economic driver for the region, with over 1,200 employees and 100-plus physicians representing more than 30 specialties. It has transitioned from a community hospital to a full regional healthcare system, primarily serving economically distressed rural Health Professional Shortage Areas in north-central Oklahoma. This latest expansion financed by MetaFund’s New Markets Tax Credits allocation is further developing an area with a poverty rate of 39 percent, and will facilitate Stillwater Medical Center’s model of improving access to quality care for rural communities.