A Georgia-based company planning to build a new 24-million dollar hospital in Kennett says it’s secured a commitment from a private investment firm to construct the hospital and to equip it. Consultant Kerry Noble said that Main Street HealthVentures is making four-million dollars available for local investors in the Bootheel area.
Supporters of the planned new hospital say it will impact 70-thousand residents across southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. Nine of the state’s ten poorest counties are located in southeast Missouri. That includes Dunklin County.