JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson announced Wednesday that Missouri will be partnering with a private health care service to help expand hospital capacity.

The partnership “will allow up to 760 additional staff across the state, including registered nurses, respiratory therapists (and) certified nurse assistants,” Parson said. “When fully deployed, this will add nearly 600 total beds to our statewide bed capacity.”

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