CoxHealth is planning to build a new hospital in Monett. The $42 million hospital will replace the current facility that was built in 1953.
The 70,000-square-foot hospital will be located along Highway 60 on the eastern edge of Monett. According to the health system, it will offer an enhanced emergency department, multiple operating rooms and an attached office building that will house physician clinics, 40 exam rooms and a cardiac rehab facility.
Ground will be broken in the coming months, according to CoxHealth, and the project will take around two years to complete.
Cox Monett Hospital began in 1953 as St. Vincent Hospital. It joined CoxHealth in 1993, and is one of CoxHealth’s two critical-access hospitals. The other – Cox Barton County Hospital – is located in Lamar.