SULLIVAN, Mo. – Mercy has broken ground on a new $8 million, 19,800-square-foot medical building in Sullivan. The new facility, which will sit on 8 acres at the intersection of the South Service Road and Mattox Drive, will feature 10 physician offices and services for X-rays, ultrasound, blood and other medical testing.
“Mercy is committed to expanding services in Sullivan to bring additional physicians and medical services to residents here and the surrounding areas,” said Dr. David Chalk, president of Mercy Clinic. “Breaking ground on this building is just the start of the larger commitment we’re making to this community.”
The building is designed to Mercy’s newest design standards. “It’s based on a lot of feedback from patients and co-workers about how to provide convenient access and how to be more efficient in how we deliver care,” added Dr. Chalk.
Surveys from patients specifically noted that they wanted more doctors and more specialists close to where they live and work, as well as extended hours and offices that are easy to find, access and navigate.
“We’re glad this building will be so visible from I-44 and as people enter Sullivan from the west,” said J.T. Hardy, Sullivan city administrator. “We want residents and visitors to see it and know that we’re expanding health care in this community. The new building is not only going to look terrific, it’s going to remind people that we have great doctors and medical services in this community.”
The building will be home to current and future Mercy Clinic physicians. Mercy already has providers in Sullivan at two locations, 102 Grande Center and 101 Progress Parkway. They are staffed by physicians Felipe Eljaiek, MD, Jose Remo, MD, and Matthew Tiefenbrunn, MD, as well as nurse practitioners Barbara Blaue, Cindy Duga, Krystle Reed and Tammy Watz.
Patients in Sullivan are also served by Mercy Clinic cardiologist Brian Seeck, MD, oncologist Muhammad Azim A Mirza and general surgeons Tom Riechers, MD, and Jonathan Limpert, MD.
All of these specialists will see patients at the new building when it opens. The building is designed for future growth and expansion, and Mercy is already bringing new specialists to the community. Mercy pulmonologists will begin seeing patients in Sullivan this July, and additional services and specialists will be added as needed, after the new building is open.
The building is expected to open next spring.