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The Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis.
Almost exactly a year ago, the state of Missouri shuttered the emergency room at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center because of cost overruns.
Now, officials with BJC and SSM - two of the largest health care systems in the state - say by the end of October, they hope to replace at least some of that capacity.
SSM Health Care will not Hire Smokers Starting in July
A St. Louis-based health care organization says it wants to improve the health of its employees and set an example, so smokers need not apply.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that SSM Health Care will begin a tobacco-free hiring policy in July.
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