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Achievements and Expansion

Citizens Memorial Hospital and the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Foundation continue to expand services to meet many health care needs throughout the organization's eight-county service area in southwest Missouri. Recent achievements of this growth include:

  • Groundbreaking on Sept. 28, 2023, for a 117,000-square-foot hospital expansion. Construction begins in 2024.
  • The CMH Behavioral Health Transitional Clinic opened on Feb. 1, 2023, as a part of Butterfield Park Medical Center. The mental health clinic cares for patients ages 15 years and older who are unable to have an immediate appointment scheduled with a CMH behavioral health provider.
  • In 2022, CMH and USDA Rural Development announced a $77 million project to remodel and expand the hospital. USDA is financing $55.75 million of the project, while local banks are financing the remaining $19.25 million. Construction will be completed in phases over a four-year period beginning in 2023.
  • Stephens Pharmacy at CMH opened a telepharmacy location at Ozarks Community Health Center’s new Urbana Clinic starting March 16, 2022. A HIPAA-compliant telepharmacy platform allows for virtual prescription verification and live video counseling with patients.
  • CMH and Bolivar Schools began partnering in 2022 to provide tele-health services for Bolivar R-1 students and staff while at school with the Bolivar Schools Navigator program.
  • CMH launched its Stryker’s Mako Robotic System in January 2020 for total knee and hip replacements. CMH was the first hospital in southwest Missouri to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee and hip applications for use with the Mako System, which uses a personalized surgical plan to identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy.
  • CMH Pediatric Clinic partnered with the Bolivar R-1 School District to provide on-site counseling and therapy to students through 12th grade during regular school hours beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. This on-site program continues to expand to other area school districts.
  • CMH and Stephens Pharmacy in Bolivar merged retail pharmacy operations in 2019.
  • The new Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility opened in 2019. The 90-bed, 50,292-square-foot facility replaced the previous facility built in 1975.
  • CMH was named the 2018 Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year.
  • A new family medical clinic was constructed El Dorado Springs in 2016.
  • The Missouri Memory Center opened in 2015, providing a multi-disciplinary team of experts in diagnosing and treating patients with memory problems related to dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other neuropsychological issues.
  • CMH Addiction Recovery started in 2015 at Dallas County Family Medical Center led by Kurt Bravata, M.D. The program now is part of Butterfield Park Medical Center in Bolivar and provides services throughout the CMH service area.
  • A new 28,281-square-foot, $5.3 million facility for Bolivar Technical College opened in 2015.
  • An 80,000-square-foot expansion of the Kerry and Synda Douglas Medical Center expansion was completed in 2014. The facility houses specialty clinics and outpatient surgery.
  • CMH opened the Tremain Family Hospitality House in June 2013 for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH. Many patients travel long distances to receive their cancer treatments and often, as a result of their medical condition, are not physically able to travel multiple times per week for treatments. In addition, patients may live closer but to prevent exposure to illnesses within their families, they need a safe environment where they can stay.
  • The CMH Walk-In Clinic opened in Bolivar in November 2009. CMH began adding walk-in services to clinics in other communities in 2014 and now has eight walk-in clinics and additional clinics with walk-in hours available.
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