JOPLIN, MO—On May 22, 2011, one of the the deadliest tornadoes in US history descended on the Missouri town of Joplin and demolished St. John’s Mercy Regional Medical Center. As reported in, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was then hired to replace it with the $335 million, 875,000-square-foot Mercy Hospital Joplin. And this week, less than two years after breaking ground, St. Louis-based McCarthy celebrated the completion of the building’s enclosure.

“This milestone is on track with the team’s aggressive schedule and will set the pace for the rest of the project,” says McCarthy Project Director Ryan Felton. The hospital’s exterior is now substantially dried-in and will soon no longer need temporary protection to avoid water from entering the building enclosure.

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