4/17/2012

Mercy Health System opened a $100 million component hospital in Joplin, Mo., that will operate over the next three years while a new facility, four times larger, is built. Registered nurse Julie Blankenship says that since a tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center in May, she has worked in a ditch, a tent and a modular facility, and things certainly are "getting better and better."

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