St. John’s Hospital in Joplin was destroyed by a tornado in May 2011. The damage was so severe that the remaining structure is about to be demolished.
There is good news for Joplin and St. John’s however, ground will be broken at the end of this month on a new hospital.
Best wishes Joplin, for a speedy recovery.
“On that day in late May, a black-and-green monster swooped in, its shoulders nearly a mile wide, its savagery unimaginable. One of America’s worst tornadoes in half a century took dead aim at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, barreling through halls and ripping open ceilings. Concrete crumbled. Pipes burst. Windows exploded. The building groaned in agony…”
MSNBC reports on the devastation that struck St. John’s in Joplin on May 22, 2011, and reveals what has happened at the 367 bed medical center since.
Read the report: