MU Health Care relocates pediatric patients from Women's and Children's to University Hospital in Columbia on November 16, 2021 (photo courtesy of MU Health Care)

MU Health moves pediatric emergency care from Columbia’s Keene facility to University Hospital; 14 patients relocated

MU Health Care relocates pediatric patients from Women’s and Children’s to University Hospital in Columbia on November 16, 2021 (photo courtesy of MU Health Care)

MU Health Care staff moved 14 patients and their families from Women’s and Children’s on Keene to University Hospital on Tuesday, the first step in creating a centralized hospital campus.

The relocation of pediatric emergency services took seven hours. Pediatric emergency services and the pediatric inpatient unit have moved to University Hospital.

An October groundbreaking ceremony was held for MU Health’s new $232-million Children’s Hospital and tower.

MU Health has said the 50-year-old building in which Children’s Hospital has been located is unable to meet the standards of care in an evolving health care landscape.

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