The Maneater, September 10, 2010

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.

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