PLAN WOULD REPLACE, EXPAND MED CENTER DESTROYED BY EXTREME TORNADO
By John Mugford
The ABC TV reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is scheduled to rebuild “multiple homes” in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., next month. An EF5 tornado – the fiercest category – which ripped through the southwestern Missouri community May 22, killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of houses as well as businesses, schools and St. John’s Regional Medical Center, which had served the city since 1968.
In recent weeks, officials with the hospital and its parent company, Chesterfield, Mo.-based Sisters of Mercy Health System, revealed plans for their own “extreme makeover.”
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