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Kansas City system to build a ‘microhospital’

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Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, Mo., plans to build to build the first “microhospital” in the region, the Kansas City Business Journal has reported.

The facility will be in Overland Park and will take up 17,000 square feet with eight patient beds.

It will offer everything from an ED and Level IV trauma center, to inpatient care, radiology and a pharmacy.

Healthcare DIVE noted: “The health system is far from alone in its aim to bring full-scale care to people in a smaller and more intimate setting that’s close to home, particularly in large urban and suburban population centers. Among the states where they are catching on are Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona. The microhospitals differ from urgent care or freestanding EDs in being fully-licensed, 24/7 inpatient facilities with primary care and other services.”

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