April 2001

St. John’s partners with Mercy Housing Midwest to build senior housing

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Melissa Robinson, left, project developer for Mercy Housing Midwest, talks about a new senior housing venture with leaders from St. John’s Regional MedicalCenter, including Ken Schroer, director of plant operations; Thomas Rice, director of property development; Mike Pence, chair of the board; Mark Tozzio, vice president of marketing and business development; and Gary Rowe, president and chief executive officer.

St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., is entering into a venture with Mercy Housing Midwest, Omaha, Neb., to develop housing for seniors in Joplin. The facility will feature about 40 independent living apartments and will be located on the St. John’s campus, close to home health, rehabilitation and emergency care services. Mercy Housing Midwest is part of Mercy Housing System, a national, non-profit developer of affordable housing.