When you need help in a hurry, you want to know the emergency medical responders are on the way and ready to react. A new emergency medical services (EMS) building in Mountain Grove will help keep Mercy co-workers at the ready for that next call.
Crews broke ground on the new facility in April, and already the building is finished and ready to officially open. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon, which will include a special tribute to the heroes of 9/11. Refreshments and tours of the new building are available through 4 p.m. The new EMS facility is located at 1503 N. Main St., next to Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Mountain Grove.
The new facility features many upgrades, including bedrooms where EMS co-workers can rest between calls. It also has dedicated office space, a supply room, decontamination room and kitchen. Energy-efficiency features include lights that go off when they no longer sense movement in a room.
“Mercy is so proud to say that we’ve provided ambulance service to this community for nearly 30 years,” said Steve Kemp, vice president of operations at Mercy Hospital Springfield. “This building reaffirms our commitment to the people in this community.”