An abandoned motel in Branson will soon be replaced with a large new Mercy clinic which will offer the community enhanced health care services.
The Branson Inn at Highways 65 and 248 will be demolished to make way for a 62,000 square foot, two-story clinic. The building cost is estimated at $34 million. Along with increasing the number of primary care doctors, the clinic will also feature urgent care, pharmacy, imaging and surgery. In addition, more specialists will be visiting patients in Branson on a regular basis.
“This expansion made perfect sense,” explained Dr. Rob Steele, Mercy senior vice-president of Market Growth and Development. “We have served patients in Stone and Taney counties for years, and this builds upon those relationships. Our research found many people are underserved when it comes to health care in that community and we want to fill that need.”
While a date isn’t set for groundbreaking, Mercy hopes to remove the Branson Inn by this spring. “When we see a need for care, we act,” said Jon Swope, president and CEO of Mercy Springfield Communities. “We know a lot of these patients come to Springfield for care so our hope is we can bring more of that care to them.”