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New Shriners Hospital in St. Louis opens June 1; dedication held Sunday

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The new $50 million Shriners Hospital in St. Louis will open June 1, but with a smaller staff than the existing hospital.

The hospital is leaving its 182,000-square-foot facility in Frontenac for a new facility about half that size overlooking Interstate 64 in St. Louis.

The hospital provides mostly free care to the patients it serves. Sunday, the new hospital held a dedication.

The Shriners Hospital in April reduced its workforce by about 20 percent, to 139. Those cut were mostly in administration and support services.

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