MU Health Care outlined its strategy to treat more patients Wednesday at the UM System Board of Curators Health Affairs Committee meeting.
The strategy was presented with the MU Health Care Annual Report, Quarterly Finance Report and Quarterly Compliance Report.
MU Health Care will gain an additional 29 hospital beds, 12 emergency department rooms, 12 urgent care exam rooms, six operating rooms, 34 pre/post-surgical operation rooms and a new CT scanner.
Some of the new hospital beds will be in a new medical psychiatry unit at University Hospital.
Chief Executive Officer of MU Health Care Jonathan Curtright said University Hospital, the largest provider in the MU Health Care system, has an average occupancy rate of 76.5%.
Curtright said the maximum capacity for any hospital is 80%, meaning that the hospital is running out of room.
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