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Mercy's Helicopter Lands at New Hospital

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With Mercy Hospital Joplin preparing to open its new facility in March of 2015, areas of the hospital are starting to take shape.

This week marked a first for Mercy Life Line air ambulance service. Workers have completed the helipad, built the mechanic shed and filled the fuel tank. Starting in the next few weeks, Mercy Life Line will be re-fueling its helicopters at the new hospital site instead of traveling to the Joplin Regional Airport.

The helicopter crew has also been practicing how it will approach and exit the new replacement hospital helipads this week. This assures crews the area is free of any obstacles that could create a problem when landing and taking off.

While the sights and sounds of the hospital give the look of a fully open and functioning facility, Mercy reminds patients and the community that our care team is currently located at 2817 St. John's Blvd. The new facility will open in March of 2015.

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