Missouri hospital to close this month as BJC consolidates services

St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare will close Parkland Health Center-Weber Road in Farmington, Mo., which was formerly named Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, later this month, according to the Daily Journal.

BJC previously said it planned to close the hospital no later than Jan. 31, and now BJC has decided to cease operations at the facility effective Jan. 19 at 7 a.m. The hospital will not admit patients after Friday.

Most clinical services have already been relocated to another Parkland Health hospital on Liberty Street in Farmington. Parkland Health President Tom Karl said a space adjacent to the emergency department at the Liberty Street location is being renovated to accommodate additional patients, according to the report.

"It is important for us to acknowledge the emotion that some may experience around the closure of the hospital," said Mr. Karl, according to the report. "We sincerely recognize the many lives that were touched by the dedicated care givers and we fully intend to honor the heritage of the former Mineral Area Regional Medical Center."

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