- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) - Construction is expected to begin next month on a new $4.2 million primary care facility in Pittsburg.

Officials from Via Christi Hospital and Joplin’s Mercy Medical Center announced plans Monday for the 13,500-square-foot facility. The Pittsburg Morning Sun (https://bit.ly/25J2eWc) reports that it is being built through a joint partnership.

Via Christi Senior Administrator in Pittsburg Randy Cason says the partnership includes a 51 percent share for Via Christi and 49 percent for Mercy.

The facility will be located at the Via Christi Pittsburg campus. Cason says it should initially house four primary care physicians and support staff, with the capacity to eventually house up to nine physicians.

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Information from: The (Pittsburg, Kan.) Morning Sun, https://www.morningsun.net

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