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Emergency Room For Kids To Open Soon In Springfield


A blessing for the new ER at Mercy Springfield took place Monday.  The $7.5 million, 6300-square-foot project was funded by donors.

It will feature a child-friendly waiting area, 11 exam rooms and a sensory room for children with autism or anxiety.

The project also includes an upgrade to the adult ER waiting area.

The Mercy Kids ER will open to patients on June 8.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.