Destroyed Hospital Has Tentative Rebuilding Plans

7 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 07 2011 Jun 7, 2011 Tuesday, June 07, 2011 8:38:00 AM CDT June 07, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Officials with the Joplin hospital destroyed in the May 22 tornado say they hope to have a site and design for a new hospital by December.
Gary Pulsipher, president of St. John's Regional Medical Center, says a committee has formed to begin looking for a site to rebuild.
The goal is to choose a site, buy the land and have a design ready for the Mercy Health System's board of directors to consider at its December meeting.
The Joplin Globe reported Monday that it is likely to take 2 1/2 years to rebuild the hospital.
In the meantime, St. John's is operating out of a mobile medical unit east of the existing medical center. Pulsipher says the mobile hospital will be replaced with a second-stage hospital within a few
months.

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