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A consultant has submitted an application to build a $12.7 million, 60-bed psychiatric hospital in southeast Columbia to the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the certificate of need application was submitted by Thomas Piper, CEO of MacQuest Consulting, on Wednesday.

Sonya Kullman / Mercy Springfield

A large jar sits inside a white refrigerator in the pharmacy at Mercy Springfield.  Inside that jar are what are classified as medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration:  about 20 medical grade leeches that are kept in case they’re needed, which is usually once or twice a year.

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Jefferson City hospital is planning a $35 million expansion that will increase the space at its main building by about one-third.

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A St. Louis-based health system says it will acquire the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.

MU Hospital

Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011.

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Five of the former highest ranking members of the U.S. Armed Forces visited veterans at the Truman VA Hospital today. The five enlisted military advisors are known as the Pinnacle Five.

Newscast for May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.
  • Warming temperatures could cause more unhealthy air.
  • Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase.
  • Missouri hospitals reporting shortages of pharmaceutical drugs.
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Many Missouri hospitals are reporting shortages of necessary pharmaceutical drugs. The Missouri Hospital Association says such shortages are keeping hospitals from effectively delivering care in a safe and timely way to its patients.

Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri

Apr 27, 2012
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Kirksville led northeast Missouri in job postings over the last few months thanks in part to the Northeast Regional Medical Center, based in Kirksville.

A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination.