CHICAGO — Missouri-based Mercy Health saw such strong retail and institutional interest on its $250 million new-money issue for capital projects — including the replacement of its Joplin hospital destroyed by a May 2011 tornado — it decided to complete the pricing a day early Tuesday.

The finance team expected to open up the sale to institutional buyers on Wednesday after Tuesday’s retail order period, but strong demand on both sides prompted officials to complete the pricing Tuesday, a member of the team said.

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