Springfield to get new rehabilitation hospital

Monday, January 7, 2013 | 6:59 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD — State regulators have approved construction of a 60-bed rehabilitation hospital in southwest Missouri.

The Mercy Hospital system says the 63,000-square-foot facility will be located in southeastern Springfield, close to the existing Mercy Orthopedic Hospital. Groundbreaking is expected in March.

Mercy officials say the need for rehabilitation services in the region has outgrown the 35 beds at its main hospital in Springfield. The new facility will have amenities such as outdoor walking trails and special gymnasiums for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations and other conditions.

The Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee gave final approval to the $28 million project on Monday.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.