KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - The plan to bring a hospital back to Kennett moved another step closer.
At a hearing on Monday, September 14 in Jefferson City, a group wanting to demolish the former Twin Rivers Medical Center and build a new one received a Certificate of Need.
Kennett Mayor Chancellor Wayne made the announcement in a Facebook post, calling it a “great day for Kennett.”
The Kennett hospital closed in June 2018 after Twin Rivers consolidated services with the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
The new facility will be smaller than the old building.
There will be 49 beds and the new facility will be named Kennett Hospital.