ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. - Mercy is taking another step into St. Charles County with the groundbreaking of a new building near Winghaven, 2223 Technology Dr., in O’Fallon, Mo., on Monday, Dec. 10.
The 16,500-square-foot facility will be home to Mercy Clinic pediatric and adult primary care doctors as well as lab and x-ray services. It is scheduled to open summer 2013.
“We want to make health care more convenient, and closer, for our patients in St. Charles County,” said Donn Sorensen, Mercy East region president. “This gathering is symbolic of our commitment to creating a new model of service and medical care in the communities we serve.”
This year, Mercy opened an outpatient center at Zumbehl Road in St. Charles and a Mercy Clinic office in Wentzville.
Mercy’s goal is to enhance health care in St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties and to bring services closer to patients and co-workers who live in the area. Approximately 2,200 Mercy co-workers live in the three counties, with some 50 Mercy Clinic physicians currently practicing in 10 locations. Mercy also has two urgent care facilities, an imaging center, rehabilitation services, an endoscopy center and a maternal and fetal health center in the region.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.