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Health Services... Saint Luke's Health System and Hedrick Medical Center - in collaboration with the City of Chillicothe - teamed up to replace Hedrick Medical Center's former nearly 40-year-old facility. The hospital is owned by the City of Chillicothe and since 2003 has been leased to Saint Luke's Health System. The City of Chillicothe, Missouri selected Adams Management Services Corporation as Owner's Representative for the construction of a replacement Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Chillicothe, Missouri. The City of Chillicothe, Missouri selected JE Dunn as construction manager of the new Hedrick Medical Center from a pool of five applicants on November 28, 2011. An open house was held on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The opening of the new $41 million facility came at 6 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

After the Move | Video of Opening

Hospital Opening News & Photos | Hospital Timeline


  • The new Hedrick Medical Center is located at 2799 N. Washington Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. Enter the parking lot off Highway 65/Washington Street and turn left to park. If you need to park near the Emergency Department, enter from Mohawk Road and turn right.
  • The main number for the hospital is 660-646-1480. To reach the Scheduling Department, call 660-646-5522.
  • Hedrick's main lobby is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., the lobby is closed. You will need to enter the hospital through the Emergency Department entrance.
  • The new Hedrick Medical Plaza is located at 2791 N. Washington Street, Chillicothe. You may enter the parking lot off Highway 65/Washington Street and turn right to park.
  • The main number for the Medical Group is 660-646-2682.
  • Caregivers include:
    Primary Care - Krista M. Clark, D.O.; Christopher E. Hulett, D.O.; Gregory A. Miller, M.D.; James P. Suchsland, D.O.; Dean R. Adkins, FNP-C; Darla Kay Cope, R.N., FNP
    Surgical Services - Jason E. Gault, D.O.
    Women's Center - D.J. Clow, D.O., FACOOG; Yulia Peniston, D.O., FACOG
    To contact any of these caregivers, call the Hedrick Medical Plaza at 660-646-2682 and follow the prompts.
  • Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary

Any questions or request for additional information should be directed to Ike Holland, City Administrator, City of Chillicothe, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Electronic communications may be sent to cityadmin@chillicothecity.org.

The Board of Directors of Hedrick Medical Center is comprised of 12 individuals, including five community members, five physicians, and two Saint Luke's Health System representatives. The Board of Directors elects its own members on an annual basis. Community members are nominated for the Board's approval by the Chillicothe City Council, while physicians are nominated for the Board's approval by the active medical staff at Hedrick Medical Center.

In addition to the active medical staff, HMC's Specialty Clinics host visiting specialists each month who conduct clinics in a variety of specialties including: cardiology, chemotherapy, diabetes, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, nuclear medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, physical medicine, podiatry, radiology, urology, and wound care.

As part of Saint Luke's Health System, Hedrick Medical Center is proud to partner with LifeFlight Eagle air ambulance service which now has a base in Trenton - 20 minutes by car to the north. By having a base in northern Missouri, Life Flight Eagle has been able to reduce their response time to 10-15 minutes for accidents in and around Chillicothe from approximately 30 minutes when they were based solely in Kansas City.

February 11, 2014 - LifeFlight Eagle has placed into service two new state-of-the-art Bell 407GX helicopters at its Harrisonville and Trenton bases.

LifeFlight Eagle is a 501(c3) non-profit organization that provides life-saving helicopter transport to critically ill and injured patients from communities within a 150-mile radius of Kansas City. It provides two Bell 407GX and two Bell 407 helicopters from bases in Trenton, Harrisonville, Odessa and Clinton, Mo. It also owns a larger Eurocopter EC-145 helicopter, which is dedicated to the Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport Team. That aircraft is also equipped with a glass cockpit and fully integrated autopilot, and is capable of flying under Instrument Flight Rules. All LifeFlight Eagle helicopters are operated and maintained by PHI Air Medical. Read More >>

CAPTION: The hospital officially opened early Thursday, February 13, 2014, just moments before the old facility was formally closed. Friday, February 14, 2014, was the first day of operation for the hospital gift shop. It was staffed by Ruby Moss, a hospital auxiliary volunteer.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

HISTORY: Saint Luke's Hospital of Chillicothe is a corporation whose sole legal member is Saint Luke's Health System. Hedrick Medical Center has been leased since 1996 when it was created as a partnership between two area health systems. Saint Luke's Health System assumed responsibility for Hedrick Medical Center in August 2003 and holds the current lease. HMC is a regional health care facility providing state-of-the-art health care to patients in Livingston County and an eight county region of North Central Missouri. HMC is one of eleven hospitals that make up the Saint Luke's Health System.

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