MU Opens First Women's and Children's Hospital
COLUMBIA - Columbia has a new $12 million dollar hospital that will provide services for both women and children in the same building.
"The hospital will focus on providing a full range of care to women and children at every stage of their lives", said Keri Simon who is the executive director the hospital.
The five-story facility provides 43 private inpatient rooms for pediatric and adolescent patients, 13 private patient rooms for intensive care patients and sleeper sofas in every room for family.
"Our pediatric patient room reflect the vision we have for all of Children's Hospital" said Dr. Timothy Fete, chair of the Department of Child Health at the hospital.
A public tour of the new facility will be this Sunday between 2pm and 3pm. Patients will start arriving in the new hospital next week.