Providing quality care to rural Ozarks communities is a priority at Mercy, even in the face of economic headwinds. In an effort to evolve and still meet the needs of rural patients, the health system had to make some tough decisions in Shannon County.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Eminence will permanently close after Monday, June 30. Every co-worker from that clinic will move to Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Birch Tree, which will then begin operating five days a week, up from the previous two. Physician assistant Mike Gaddy will relocate permanently to Birch Tree on a full-time basis. While many of Gaddy’s patients already live in Birch Tree, Mercy encourages others to transfer and take advantage of the expanded hours.
“We’ll be offering the same high quality and compassionate care you’ve come to expect,” said Patty Goforth, practice manager. “We’re all working to ensure the transition for patients is as seamless and easy as possible.”
The Birch Tree clinic is 13 miles from Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, so trips to get x-rays or testing, or pick up medicine from the pharmacy, will also be much shorter if patients need to make that trip. “It’s good to remember the hospital is also a great hub for emergency needs for the entire region,” added Goforth.
For questions or concerns, or assistance in transferring to a new clinic, please call (573) 226-5401. Mercy is proud to continue serving the region with the following clinics and hours:
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Birch Tree
3802 O’Banion St., Birch Tree, Mo.
22 miles from Eminence
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., effective July 1
Call (573) 292-3214 to schedule an appointment
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Summersville
149 Rogers Ave., Summersville, Mo.
19 miles from Eminence
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call (417) 932-4119 to set up an appointment
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Mountain View
104 E. US Highway 60, Mountain View, Mo.
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call (417) 934-2251 to set up an appointment