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St. Mary's Health Center to Build New Hospital

St. Mary's Health Center
Construction on a replacement hospital for St. Mary's will begin in 2010.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - SSM Health Care announced Feb. 20 that St. Mary’s Health Center has submitted a letter of intent to the state’s Certificate of Need program to build a replacement hospital in western Jefferson City, Mo. St. Mary’s will file a formal application in March.

The $200 million project will include a full-service hospital with 167 all-private patient rooms. The project is scheduled to begin in 2010, with completion in 2012.

“A technologically advanced and architecturally beautiful hospital will provide a new healing environment to match the quality of care provided at St. Mary’s,” said Brent VanConia, president of St. Mary’s. “We are among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the country for clinical performance, and we are dedicated to making sure St. Mary’s remains the leading provider of health care in the area.”

This project is among several major investments SSM is making in its four-state system. SSM’s investments in the near future total nearly $700 million and include three new hospitals (St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Mo., Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon, Ill., and St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo.) as well as the implementation of electronic health records at all hospitals in the system.

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