Progress Mexico Supports SSM/MU Healthcare Merger

Progress Mexico is voicing their support for MU Health Care’s proposal to purchase SSM Audrain Hospital.

MU Health Care officials signed a letter of intent to purchase St. Mary’s-Audrain and St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City back in August.

Some Jefferson city community members have been voicing concerns about higher health care costs, and losing jobs and a possible health care monopoly if the merger goes through.

Audrain county supporters say the buyout will secure health care services for patients in multiple surrounding counties including Audrain, Callaway, Montgomery and Ralls.

Two public forums on the potential merger took place this week in Jefferson City and Mexico.

A third public forum set for this upcoming Monday, January 17th at the Special Olympics Training Center in Jefferson City from 5:30 until 7.

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