CoxHealth to build Missouri replacement hospital: 4 things to know

Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth plans to build a $42 million replacement facility for its 65-year-old hospital in Monett, Mo., according to the Joplin Globe.

Here are four things to know:

1. The 70,000-square-foot replacement hospital will house an enhanced emergency department, multiple operating rooms, a physician office building, 40 exam rooms and a cardiac rehab unit.

2. "Our current hospital has served the community well over these six decades, but we believe it's time to grow, and a new facility is part of that," Darren Bass, president of Cox Monett Hospital told the Joplin Globe. "We're very excited for this project, and [we] believe it will raise the standard of care we're able to offer patients in this region."

3. Officials will break ground on the project within months. Construction is expected to take two years.

4. Hospital officials are considering options for the current hospital building.

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