JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Capital Region Medical Center unveiled plans Wednesday to build an outpatient surgery center.
The center will be built in an on-campus office building. The 24,000-square-foot renovation will cost nearly $20 million, Capital Region officials said at a news conference.
The surgery center will have four full-service operating suites, two endoscopy suites and advanced imaging capabilities. Hospital board members said they wanted to provide safe, accessible and affordable healthcare central Missouri.
Board chairman Marc Ellinger said the project will create jobs.
"The goal Capital Region and MU Health Care together is to provide the right care at the right place at the right time," Ellinger said. Capital Region is an MU Health affiliate.
Calvaruso said the hospital hopes to put out bids early next year with construction in early 2022.
Watch a replay of the news conference in the player below.