The City of Chillicothe along with Saint Luke’s Health System and Hedrick Medical Center are conducting town hall meetings about plans to build a replacement hospital facility.

Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Public Relations Director for the Saint Luke’s Health System:

Kerry O’Connor

Press Release from the City of Chillicothe

Saint Luke’s Health System and Hedrick Medical Center, in collaboration with the City of Chillicothe, are hosting a series of community “town hall” meetings regarding plans to build a replacement hospital facility in Chillicothe.

The first open town hall meeting will be held on Aug. 11 at the Livingston County Library from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presenters will include Matt Wenzel, CEO, Hedrick Medical Center; Don Sipes, vice president, Regional Services, Saint Luke’s Health System; Kevin Purvis and Mitch Hoefer, Hoefer Wysocki Architects; David Moore, councilman at large; Chuck Haney, mayor, Chillicothe; and Cindy Christensen, corporate controller, Saint Luke’s Health System.

After sharing key information about the new facility, the group will facilitate a question-and- answer session.

“Saint Luke’s is pleased with the progress of these plans,” said Sipes. “We welcome the opportunity to answer questions and receive feedback from the community as we move forward.”

The proposed site of the new Hedrick Medical Center is at the southeast corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Mohawk Road, adjacent to the west side of the Green Hills municipal golf course.

The new facility will allow Saint Luke’s Health System to better leverage its clinical and technological resources to bring the community the most progressive diagnosis and treatment options. The development proposal provides Chillicothe with a new, state-of-the-art hospital using no tax dollars.

Town hall meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • · Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Livingston County Library, 450 Locust St., Chillicothe, Mo, 64601
  • · Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 1414 Walnut, Chillicothe, Mo., 64601

· Tuesday, Aug. 23, noon – 1 p.m., Livingston County Senior Center, 607 West Business Route 36, Chillicothe, Mo., 64601