In a time of MU struggles, MU Health Care reports strong year

Thanks to two partnerships, one past and one future, MU Health Care is positioned well for future growth, CEO Jonathan Curtright said at a Friday meeting of the UM System Board of Curators Health Affairs Committee.

The Tiger Institute, a venture between MU Health Care and Cerner Corp., helps keep medical records far more effectively, and the future partnership of Boone Hospital Center and MU Health Care provides enormous potential for growth and improvement, Curtright said.

A successful partnership between the two Columbia hospitals would allow them to compete with larger medical destinations like St. Louis and Kansas City, Curtright said.

MU Health Care also laid out its plan for capital projects over the next five years. A multidisciplinary team — made up of MU Health Care executives, School of Medicine leadership, physician leaders and university physicians — will oversee the process.

The projects include a new cardiovascular clinic, primary care facility, outpatient clinic, a $250 million inpatient project at University Hospital and a $200 million inpatient project at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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