Mercy Health System will open the $465 million Mercy Hospital Joplin in March of 2015 in Joplin, Mo. Replacing St. John’s Mercy Regional Medical Center, which was demolished by a tornado, the new hospital was delivered in just 46 months by McCarthy Building Companies using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Completed under budget and in less than half the time of a conventionally built facility, the 890,000-sf Mercy Hospital Joplin comprises a nine-story inpatient tower and a five-story clinical tower. Offering 205 beds in private rooms, the hospital will provide critical care, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, surgery, behavioral health, and rehabilitation services. The project was designed by HKS and Archimages with Heideman & Associates as MEP Engineer.