Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Central States News: Tornado-Ravaged Hospital in Joplin Being Replaced
A new 8-story hospital is in the preliminary construction phase in Joplin MO to replace the building destroyed in the May 22 2010 tornado- states this story from the JOPLIN (MO) GLOBE.
The new hospital- to be called Mercy Hospital Joplin (MHJ)- will replace the St. John's Medical Center that was rendered useless by the EF-5 tornado that sliced the city of around 50000 rsidents in half.
MHJ will be located just south of I-44 near Hearnes Boulevard- and is slated to open in 2015.