Mercy to build first-in-U.S. virtual care center, invest $2.4B in St. Louis area

Oct 11, 2011

A "first-of-its-kind in the country" virtual care center" in Chesterfield is just one part of a plan announced by Mercy Tuesday to invest $2.4 billion into the St. Louis area.

The care center and additional investment are portions of a $4.6 billion all-Missouri health care investment initiative from Mercy, designed to distribute the investments over the next eight years.

According to Mercy, the virtual care center in Chesterfield is expected to add 300 to 400 jobs to the area and will expand the company's telemedicine program.

Early plans for a new hospital and multi-specialty clinic in St. Charles County were also announced.

Mercy said Tuesday's announcements were made during a community meeting with Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon in attendance.