Mercy Breaks Ground on $88 Million Facility

February 24, 2011


Mercy broke ground this week on an $88 million, 200,000-square-foot Edmond health facility that will serve as a prototype for all of Mercy across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

Designed with community input, the new building will include a walk-in clinic, wellness center, imaging/women’s center, retail pharmacy, childcare center for patient use, sports rehab, café, lab, outpatient surgery center and some 30 specialized physicians (cardiologists, radiologists, primary care, ob-gyn, orthopedics and more) who will have an integrated approach to getting patients back in the saddle and improving overall health.

Unique aspects of the project include:

  • First facility in the nation to include a wellness center capable of tracking workout and rehab efforts via a patient’s electronic health record, creating accountability between patient and medical team. Extensive research shows behaviors change when someone is paying attention. Mercy is already able to track electronic records across a four-state area, be it in a Mercy clinic, ER or hospital.
  • Community advisory group – a dedicated group of Edmondites – homemakers to small business owners to civic leaders – took part in conceptualizing the project to best meet the needs of the Edmond community.
  • Unique site design which combines storm water management and habitat conservation –restoration of native grasses and wildflowers. Site will include preserved wildlife corridor and more than five acres of undisturbed existing woodland.

Mercy will also offer more than 100 education, nutrition and workout programs, providing community members a way to individualize a program specific to their needs. Some of the offerings will include: diabetic-focused programs, heart health, joint health and prenatal yoga.

“We have listened to the Edmond community every step of the way, beginning with community roundtables we held across the state last spring,” said David Tew, Mercy’s chief operating officer in Oklahoma. “Then over the past eight months, we have regularly met with Edmond community members and it is their voices that have shaped Mercy’s plans in Edmond.”

The new facility is expected to open in early summer of 2013.

Groundbreaking Photos for Media Use

01 – Mercy Father John Baptist Seruwu blesses the crowd with David Tew, Mercy’s chief operating officer in Oklahoma, City of Edmond Mayor Patrice Douglas and Lynn Britton, president and CEO of all of Mercy (left to right, front row).
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02 – Lynn Britton, president and CEO of all of Mercy, greets some Sisters of Mercy at Oklahoma’s groundbreaking for a $88 million prototype facility.
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03 – Breaking ground for a facility in Oklahoma that will serve as a prototype across Mercy’s four-state service area. Left to right, leaders: Andrea Fraley, M.D., medical director of Mercy Health Services in Oklahoma; Cullen Thomas, M.D., president of Oklahoma’s Mercy Clinic; James Dixson, M.D., president of Mercy’s primary care physicians in Oklahoma; David Tew, Mercy’s chief operating officer in Oklahoma; Lynn Britton, president and CEO of all of Mercy; Di Smalley, Mercy’s president and CEO in Oklahoma; Patrice Douglas, mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma.
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04 – Sisters of Mercy attend the groundbreaking for a $88 million new Mercy facility in Edmond, Oklahoma. Left to right: Sister Charlene Stephan; Sister Cecilia Cassas; Terri Everhart, convent director in Oklahoma City; Sister Miriam Alvarado; and Sister DePorres Loughlin.
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