In the past nine months, Mercy NWA has introduced three new clinics and more than 40,000 square feet of expanded health care across Northwest Arkansas. When the shovel hits the dirt April 9 at Mercy’s new Downtown Rogers location, that number will grow to four, with an additional 7,500 square feet for patient care. The new facility, located at 613 N. 2nd St. will bring care closer to home for Downtown Rogers residents.
“Our shovels are being put to use, that’s for sure,” said Dr. Steve Goss, Mercy Clinic president. “It’s an exciting time at Mercy. We tell our doctors and co-workers to hold on, because as long as the needs in our community grow, so shall we, and here we are breaking ground again today with the goal of placing healthcare closer to home for our patients and their families.”
Designed with patient convenience and care for the entire family in mind, the clinic is slated to house 15 Mercy co-workers and four new providers, including three family medicine doctors and one family medicine nurse practitioner. The facility will also house radiology and laboratory services.
“When a patients comes to see us, the goal is to be able to meet all of their needs right there,” Goss stated. “If they need a lab drawn or an x-ray taken, being able to say, ‘step right into this room,’ verses drive five miles across town is a good thing, and it is the right thing to do in providing true patient care. To keep our community healthy, we must make health care as convenient as it can possibly be.”
Two members of the community who have been long time Mercy supporters, Dick and Nancy Trammel, will be honored in the new Downtown Rogers clinic. Mercy is naming the lobby and community room after the couple. “We are thrilled to be able to honor Dick and Nancy Trammel in this way,” said Clark Ellison, Mercy regional vice president. “Dick has been on our hospital board during our building campaign and currently serves on both the foundation and hospital board of directors. Nancy has served on our Women with a Mission steering committee. Dick is also well known the Dickey Ray Club leader at the Charity Ball, which has raised thousands of dollars to enhance health care services at Mercy. We are honored to have Dick and Nancy's support and to call them friends."
The new clinic is expected to open fall 2014.