POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Poplar Bluff will soon get a new hospital.
The Black River Community Medical Center is under construction.
Poplar Bluff Medical Partners is currently renovating its existing surgery center to a three-bed in-patient hospital.
It's short term stay for patients with conditions like COPD, diabetes or illnesses like pneumonia.
The new hospital will partner with Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
The plan is to open the three-bed hospital by the end of the year, and quickly expand to 100 to 150 beds.