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Mo. Medical Center Gets Nearly $1.3M Energy Loan

Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:15 AM by Associated Press

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A southern Missouri medical center has received an energy efficiency loan from a state agency.

Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains is using the roughly $1.3 million low-interest loan to replace a hot water boiler, chiller and steam boiler. The improvements are expected to reduce its energy costs by about $155,000 a year, which will be used to repay the loan.

Ozarks Medical Center is a 114-bed, not-for-profit medical referral center. It serves 11 counties in south-central Missouri and north-central Arkansas.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development's energy division makes the low-interest loans to not-for-profit and public hospitals, public schools, local governments and colleges.

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