Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is proud to be a member of our local communities. And as health care professionals, we see it as our duty to continue building the strongest possible medical center for the communities we serve. Along with providing patients compassionate and quality-focused care, we see the importance in offering support to our community far beyond just health care.
When it comes to healthcare, PBRMC is constantly striving to offer new services and technologies to support the ongoing needs of individuals within our community, diminishing the need to travel far distances for medical care. Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is starting to build the future of healthcare with the construction of a new 250-bed hospital for Poplar Bluff and its surrounding communities. Estimated to open in 2013, your new hospital will offer private rooms, expanded healthcare services and enhanced technology.
Within recent years, we have expanded advanced service lines and added millions of dollars in new technolgoy, such as the daVinci and Makoplasty robotic surgery systems. Although we have made great strides, we are continually working towards further expansion of our service lines to help you and your loved ones and to meet our vision of being the healthcare provider of choice in Southeast Missouri.
It is in the best interests of Poplar Bluff and our neighboring communities that this health care system continues to grow and thrive. By being one of the largest employers in the area, PBRMC is able to be a strong supporter of employment opportunities within our community. We employ more than 1,200 individuals, with more than $72 million a year paid in salaries and benefits.
We also take great pride in being a strong contributor to our local schools and not-for-profit organizations through monetary donations and countless volunteer hours. In 2011, we were able to provide more than $100,000 to various organizations, including major sponsorships of the local Heart Walk, Relay for Life event, UCAN, Boys and Girls Club, MH Art Museum, and many local schools and sports programs.
We feel our community deserves no less than the best health care available. To help achieve this goal, we continue to build strong partnerships with other community medical facilities working towards the same objective - to keep health care in Poplar Bluff and to leave little need for the majority of patients to ever leave our community to receive care.
Every day we continue to strive towards our mission of providing compassionate, quality-focused patient care within our hospital and being a strong supporter of our community. Our community and its members deserve no less than the best we can provide.
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