Group wanting to rebuild Kennett hospital receives Certificate of Need

Group wanting to rebuild Kennett hospital receives Certificate of Need
A Certificate of Need was approved on Monday for the Kennett hospital. (Source: Mayor Chancellor Wayne/Facebook)

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.”

Thank you for your prayers. CON was approved. Great day for Kennett.

Posted by Mayor Chancellor Wayne of Kennett Mo. on Monday, September 14, 2020

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.

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