Your local Patch site will go dark during the national observance for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Patch sites around America, including yours, will take part in a National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Friday. At that hour, the website will go blank for 5 minutes. The page will be replaced by a message noting the National Moment of Silence, and a link will direct viewers to a website that explains ways you can join the campaign to help the people of Sandy Hook. After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal. The Moment of Silence coincides with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, reports TechCrunch, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana. Also, Missouri Governor Jay …
A telemedicine hub is on the board for Chesterfield, and a new hospital for St. Charles County.
Mercy will spend $2.4 billion in capital investments over the next eight years in the St. Louis area, with the nation's first virtual care hub in Chesterfield. "It's about vision," said Mercy President and CEO Lynn Britton. "We are poised to be the virtual gateway to the West." Mercy's new master plan also included a hospital and clinics for St. Charles County, Mercy officials said Tuesday in an announcement from the Edward Jones Atrium in Des Peres. Mercy will spend $3.6 billion statewide in expansion into areas they previously have not served in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Officials said ground-breaking on the Chesterfield Virtual Care Center would likely take place within a month. The location in Chesterfield was described …