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5:47 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

UPDATE: MU healthcare system officals activate system's command center

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Update Feb. 22 11:16 a.m.: 

The following Boone Health centers will remain closed today: Boone Convenient Care, Moberly, Boone Family Practice, Boone Infectious Disease, Boone Primary Care, Boone Pulmonary Clinic, Moberly Specialty Clinic and the Wound Clinic. Staying open for Boone Health is Boone Convenient Care Columbia, Boone Internal Medicine Associates, Centralia Family Health Clinic, Southern Boone County Family Care Clinic and Boone Hospital Home Care & Hospice.

Feb. 22 9:40 a.m.:

MU Health Care clinics are closed until Monday, Feb. 25. MU Health Care hospitals and emergency rooms remain open.

Original post:

In response to the winter storm, MU healthcare system officials activated the system’s command center to mobilize staff at 11:45 a.m. this morning.

Despite the cold temperatures and dangerous driving conditions, the system hasn’t seen a significant swing in, inpatient admissions, according to spokesperson Mary Jenkins.

“As of right now, we haven’t seen a big influx of more patients than we normally see,” Jenkins said. “Everything is running pretty efficiently.”

The system’s outpatient clinics closed today around 2 p.m. and the urgent care clinic closed at 3 p.m. Jenkins says the emergency rooms at University Hospital and Women and Children’s Hospital remain open.