A plan to build a new 48-orthopedic hospital in Springfield, Mo. has City leaders and community members excited about the impact its addition will have on economic development in Springfield’s south side. Mercy and the City of Springfield are working on a development agreement which would result in greatly improving the road infrastructure in the area and could result in attracting future development. The new hospital will increase surgical capacity in the main hospital operating rooms and be a patient-centered, state-of-the-art facility designed to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction and efficiencies. St. John’s expects to break ground before the end of 2010.
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