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Results for Shelby County hospital need survey released

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SHELBY COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -

Shelby County, Missouri residents are one step closer to finding out if there's a need for a hospital in their county.  Results of a recent countywide survey were released Tuesday night.  

 

It showed 81% of residentS have used medical services outside the county.  The highest percentage of people went to see a cardiologist.  Exactly a third say they travel between 100 and 200 miles.  More than a third of residents said they went to Columbia, Missouri for care.  

Chairperson Roxy Latta says while residents want a hospital close, they're not eager to pay more in taxes to support one so other options are being considered.

 

"We have a private investment group that is showing some interest in possibly going forward with either a hospital or a healthcare facility and we're just going to see what happens with them," she said. 

Latta wouldn't release which group that is but did say the next step is to prove the need is there.

 

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