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Children's Mercy Hospital Expanding

By Kelley Weiss

Kansas City, MO – Children's Mercy Hospital is building another location to help reach patients across the Kansas City area. KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports.

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In Kansas City's sprawling metropolitan area Children's Mercy Hospital says it's hard to reach all of its patients. That's why the pediatric hospital based downtown has opened locations in the Northland and Johnson County. Now, they're opening Children's Mercy West in Wyandotte County. The clinic will be twice as big as the current facility there and Children's Mercy spokesperson, Tom McCormally, says the new clinic will make going to the doctor easier for families with limited resources.

Tom McCormally: "Wyandotte County has been an underserved population for primary care pediatricians for a number of years."

The $3 million clinic is estimated to open in 2008 near Interstate 635 and State Avenue.

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