FREE ACCESS - SoutheastHEALTH releases update; emergency department nearing reopening

Saturday, July 17, 2021

SoutheastHEALTH has released an update on the status of the SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County facility in Dexter.

Significant progress is being made at Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in the aftermath of an EF2 tornado that moved through the Dexter area Saturday night.

SoutheastHEALTH is grateful to the staff, community and vendor partners who have worked diligently to restore services. This progress underscores the sense of community SoutheastHEALTH is blessed to have with our Dexter neighbors.

A major step has been made with the reopening of Southeast Family Medicine of Dexter, located in the Medical Office Building adjacent to the main hospital. The clinic has resumed normal office hours. For an appointment or questions, call 573-624-7575.

The release stated SoutheastHEALTH received encouraging news from structural engineers, who have evaluated the building with a good overall report. 

Progress also is being made in the Emergency Department, as this is the priority, and it is anticipated reopening next week. The Behavioral Health Unit, Inpatient Unit and Same Day Infusion Services remain closed at this time.

While SoutheastHEALTH continues to be on facility diversion, it has the Clinic at Walmart and other clinics in Dexter, Bernie, Bloomfield, Malden, New Madrid, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston available as a resource to residents.

In the news release SoutheastHEALTH extended its thanks to Stoddard County EMS, who have continued to transport patients to SoutheastHEALTH or other nearby hospitals for emergent treatment.

The Command Center at Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County will remain an active resource until all hospital services are back to full function.

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