The MU Women's and Children's Hospital opened Thursday morning, making it the first hospital in Missouri dedicated solely to the needs of women and children.
"Today marks a new chapter in the history of University of Missouri Health Care," MU Health Care CEO James Ross said. "By opening the first women's and children's hospital in Missouri, we're taking a bold step forward in providing the women and children a better health care facility that can take care of their needs at every stage in their lives."
The 157-bed hospital features separate entrances for both women and children. Renovations to the five-story building totaled more than $12 million dollars.
"We set out to design a children's hospital that continued the outstanding level of care we've been providing through the children's hospital for more than 25 years," Ross said.