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9:53 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday August 15th, 2011

Tree limbs are piled up near Saint John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Officials say a deadly tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses. 116 people have died so far.
Rick Meyer UPI

Joplin to announce plans for new hospital

Joplin residents will learn this week where a new hospital will be built to replace one destroyed by the May 22 tornado.

Officials with St. John's Mercy announced Monday that the new site and rebuilding plans will be announced Tuesday evening at the Joplin Holiday Inn.

Since the 367-bed hospital was destroyed by the tornado, St. John's has been operating out of temporary units on the site of the old hospital while planning to rebuild one of Joplin's largest employers.

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