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University of Missouri Health System touches the lives of Missourians across the state in myriad ways - through the quality care provided at our hospitals and clinics, the education of future health professionals offered by our health sciences schools, the specialty services delivered by University Physicians, and the life-saving research conducted here.

With more than 7,500 faculty and staff and approximately $883 million in expenditures annually, the health system has an estimated positive economic impact of $2 billon.

Patients from every county in the state of Missouri are served by University of Missouri Health System's clinical facilities. University Hospital and Clinics, a 307-bed acute care hospital in Columbia, operates the region's only Level 1 trauma center - the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., M.D. Trauma Center; the only burn and wound intensive care unit - the George W. Peak Memorial Burn and Wound Center; the only kidney transplant program; and the Chest Pain Center of Excellence. The hospital receives more than 42,000 visits to its Emergency Center annually.

Since 1940, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has provided comprehensive cancer care to citizens from throughout the state, regardless of their ability to pay. With 130 employees, Ellis offers radiology and imaging capabilities, chemotherapy treatment, radiation oncology, outpatient surgical procedures, the Margaret Proctor Mulligan Breast Health and Research Center, cancer-screening services, a lymphedema center and support services for cancer survivors.

University Children's Hospital offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care in more than 30 unique pediatric specialties and offers the region's only pediatric transport service to our neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. In 2010, all of Children's Hospital services were consolidated at Women's and Children's Hospital (formerly Columbia Regional Hospital), providing a kid-friendly environment in a convenient location for our families and featuring all private rooms.

The 159-bed Women's and Children's Hospital provides the region's most comprehensive and complete health care services and technology to meet the special needs of women with more than 1,800 babies born annually at the Family Birth Center, help for high-risk pregnancies at the Missouri Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and hope for couples trying to conceive at the Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility.

University of Missouri Health System includes three health sciences schools. The MU School of Health Professions serves the public by delivering high-quality research, providing community health services in student-run clinics, and by educating an ever-increasing body of students in the fields of rehabilitation and diagnostic sciences. Students benefit from working alongside outstanding faculty who serve as clinical mentors as well as educators, and they devote countless hours to working and volunteering with community clients. Service and outreach activities include the MU Adult Day Connection, clinics for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool and The Health Connection just to name a few. To date, the school has more than 8,000 alumni, 60% of whom work right here in Missouri. Research funding for 2012 totaled approximately $3 million.

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing provides educational programs for traditional students, college graduates seeking a career change and graduate programs for nurses seeking master's or doctoral degrees. MU graduated its first nursing class in 1904. To date, the nursing school has more than 6,500 alumni. The 2007 Chronicle of Higher Education ranked the school third in the nation in faculty scholarly activity among universities that offer doctoral degrees. The school's research funding totaled $17 million in 2008.

The University of Missouri School of Medicine was established more than 160 years ago as the first public medical school west of the Mississippi River. The school's primary care, family and community medicine, rural health and biochemistry programs are ranked among the best in the nation. Many of the school's more than 5,800 physician alumni practice in underserved areas. With more than 500 faculty physicians and scientists, the school provides training annually to approximately 900 medical students, residents, fellows and doctoral students. The school's research funding totaled $220 million in 2008.

Members of the University Physicians group practice number more than 450, and they provide primary and specialized care at more than 50 clinics within the system's hospitals and in locations throughout the community.

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