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MWHC Proud of our Town - Cape Girardeau, MO

Midwest Health Care is proud to be located in the
regions destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment.
Cape Girardeau Missouri
A look at our beautiful town:

Welcome to Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Born on the Mississippi River more than 200 years ago, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has evolved from a tiny trading post to a frontier settlement governed by a French-Canadian commandant to a thriving, culturally-rich community of 39,000 residents on the world's only inland cape.

In 1835 with the arrival of the steamboat, Cape Girardeau became a river boom town. It was the busiest port between St. Louis and Memphis. Until the Civil War, the Riverfront bustled with activity as a commercial center and as an inviting port of debarkation for steamboat passengers.

In 1873, a teaching university was founded in Cape Girardeau that is now Southeast Missouri State University. The university now provides higher education for more than 10,000 students from the region and across the world every day.

Today, Cape Girardeau is a regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Although the city's population is around 39,000 people, it is estimated that as many as 100,000 come to Cape Girardeau daily to work, shop, go to school, or visit the many doctors' offices or two hospitals. In addition, the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, which was officially opened in December 2003, carries 26,000 cars in and out of Cape Girardeau every day.

Cape Girardeau is the ideal place to live, work and play!