MONETT, Mo. – A health care system has announced plans to break ground on a new hospital in southwest Missouri.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that CoxHealth said Monday that it will invest $42 million on the new facility in Monett. The hospital will replace one that was built in 1953.
Cox Monett Hospital president Darren Bass says the current hospital has” served the community well over these six decades.” But he says it’s “time to grow and a new facility is part of that.”
The 70,000-square-foot hospital will sit along U.S. 60 on the eastern edge of Monett. When complete, it will offer an enhanced Emergency Department and multiple operating rooms. There also will be an attached office building, which will house physician clinics, 40 exam rooms and a cardiac rehab facility.