Getting non-profit status

PVHP receives 501(c)(3) confirmation as pursuit of critical access hospital continues

Obtaining a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS to operate as a charitable organization is no easy task. Just ask George Haigh, secretary of the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP), which is raising funds to build the North Platte Valley Medical Center in Saratoga.

“In our case, all of the pieces of the puzzle had to be in place before we could move forward,” Haigh said. “Our entire project was in a holding pattern because our USDA Rural Communities Development Loan requires our company to operate as a 501(c)(3) public charity.”

According to Haigh, the first thing the community organizers h...


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