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West Plains' medical center gets nearly $1.3M energy loan

Published On: Nov 29 2013 11:54:16 AM CST
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -

The hospital in West Plains has received an energy efficiency loan from a state agency.

Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains is using the roughly $1.3 million low-interest loan to replace a hot water boiler, chiller and steam boiler. The improvements are expected to reduce its energy costs by about $155,000 a year, which will be used to repay the loan.

Ozarks Medical Center is a 114-bed, not-for-profit medical referral center. It serves 11 counties in south-central Missouri and north-central Arkansas.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development's energy division makes the low-interest loans to not-for-profit and public hospitals, public schools, local governments and colleges.