St. John’s Mercy Reveals Site of New Hospital (Americas)
Committing nearly $1 billion to health of Joplin in next two years
Mercy announced plans last week to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Joplin, at I-44 and Main Street – along with plans to build additional health care services elsewhere in Joplin. In total, Mercy’s commitment to Joplin will include upwards of $950 million – something unheard of in most communities today.
“We are making this commitment because it’s the right thing to do for Joplin,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy which includes 28 hospitals and more than 200 outpatient facilities in a seven-state area. “The May 22 tornado devastated our community here in Joplin and destroyed our hospital but we’ve promised all along we would rebuild. We plan to break ground January 2012 and open the new hospital, as well as a secondary northeast campus, in 2014.”
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