st. john's mercy hospital http://kbia.org en Demolition of Joplin hospital begins http://kbia.org/post/demolition-joplin-hospital-begins <p>Demolition has begun on a Joplin hospital that took a direct hit from a deadly May 22nd tornado.</p><p>The Joplin Globe reported that about 1,000 people turned out Sunday for a ceremony at the shell of the once-bustling St. John's Mercy Hospital. Speakers talked about the history of the hospital before a wrecking ball ceremonially smacked the side of the building a few times. From there, the crowd went to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new structure. It is being built at a site three miles away.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:20:14 +0000 Associated Press 7952 at http://kbia.org Demolition of Joplin hospital begins Demolition begins Sunday at Joplin hospital http://kbia.org/post/demolition-begins-sunday-joplin-hospital <p>Perhaps the most well-known and obvious reminder of the tornado that devastated Joplin in May is about to come down. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:48:10 +0000 Associated Press 7536 at http://kbia.org Demolition begins Sunday at Joplin hospital