Highway shutdowns could seriously back up hospitals in Missouri
St. Louis Suburban Journal, January 3, 2008
The shutdown of a major highway near St. Louis could result in a serious impediment for patients seeking care. The hospitals and organizations most affected are those in St. Louis County, which often sees up to 60 percent of patient traffic from neighboring counties under normal conditions. Other area hospitals have begun to stock up for the influx of new patients, but are unsure exactly how the highway closures will be handled.