Fulton Medical Center no longer closing

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FULTON - The Fulton Medical Center will not be closing as previously announced.The center was scheduled to close Sept. 22 after MU Health decided to sell its 35 percent stake in the hospital.City administrator Bill Johnson announced a change in plans Friday, saying another group stepped in and purchased the medical center. He did not specify who the group was.A visitor to the Fulton Medical Center, Christina Barham, said she's glad the center will not be closing."To me, the doctors here are a lot more caring because it is a small town," Barham said. "So are the nurses. Plus, I've been coming here since I was born."Barham also said she prefers to have something closer to home rather than needing to drive to Columbia."When I come here it's just like a...

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