Truman VA Hospital Plans Ahead for Additional COVID-19 Deaths

A new temporary disaster morgue is now in place at Truman VA Hospital in Columbia.

The new unit has not yet been used and while the capacity of their in-house morgue hasn’t been exceeded, Public Affairs Officer Jeff Hoelscher says they are planning ahead as the numbers of COVID-19 deaths rise.

Truman VA also provides non-forensic autopsies and morgue services for MU Health Care.