A bond issue will go before voters in Lexington on Tuesday. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to Executive Director of the Healthcare Collaborative of Rural Missouri and campaign committee member ToniAnn Richardson:
“Our organization is very interested in improving access to care,” said Richardson,” By voting yes, we will definitely improve the structure that the hospital is located in, but we will also open more outpatient rooms and emergency rooms with additional capacity within the hospital.”
According to Richardson, there are additional benefits beyond the facility itself. “The other piece that’s critical to discuss is that the revenue that’s generated from the new hospital will remain in Lexington, as the city will own the hospital as opposed to leasing it,” said Richardson,” Of course, there’s also the quality of healthcare and specialty care right in their back yard. We also are excited about the potential to attract new businesses and support local business owners within the community.”
The measure would enable the city to commit $4million to the $40 million project.