A familiar face has joined the team at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Salem. Family nurse practitioner Kimberly Kemnitzer, who has a rich history of serving others, is now seeing patients at 404 W. Rolla Rd.
“I was born and raised in Salem, so it’s a homecoming for me,” Kemnitzer said. “I’m bringing many years of experience in health care, and building on my mission to serve those in need.”
Kemnitzer received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University in Springfield, Missouri, before getting her master’s degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. During that time, she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital Springfield, as well as other health care facilities, including a private practice, in the Salem region.
“A few years ago, I decided to follow my dream of opening a nonprofit Christian health care clinic,” Kemnitzer said. She now serves as chief operating officer of Master's Peace Clinic of Hope in Salem, spending one day there a week. “We offer free health care, dental services and counseling for the underinsured or uninsured. It was 13 years in the making, and God led me here.”
In their free time, Kemnitzer and her husband of ten years, as well as their two boys, can be found kayaking or fishing. Ultimately, they were called to serve; she and her husband have been active in their local church and community, through services ranging from children’s ministry to speaking events.
“From the Ozarks and abroad, I’ve been blessed to carry on God’s mission. It has brought me to Mercy, and I’m excited to see what this new chapter holds,” said Kemnitzer, who has also undergone several medical and faith-based missions to places like Nicaragua, Brazil and Mexico.
Kemnitzer will be working alongside Dr. Gregory Maynard and family nurse practitioner Shawna Moore. Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Salem is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 404 W. Rolla Rd. and offers a variety of services for the entire family. To find out more information about services offered, or set up an appointment with the care team, call 573-729-6225.
Mercy Springfield Communities is comprised of Mercy Hospital Springfield, an 866-bed referral center; an orthopedic hospital; a rehab hospital; a children’s hospital; five regional hospitals in Lebanon, Aurora, Cassville, Mountain View, Missouri and Berryville, Arkansas; and Mercy Clinic, a physician clinic with nearly 700 doctors and locations throughout the region. It is part of Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company. Mercy serves millions annually and includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Establishing a relationship with a Mercy Clinic family doctor is the most effective and efficient way to manage health care for you and your family. In Salem, MO, Mercy Clinic Family Medicine doctors serve patients of all ages, including Mercy Kids. They are supported by numerous medical specialists and a full range of diagnostic laboratory and imaging services.
Mercy Clinic physicians are connected by our advanced electronic health record system, so your most up-to-date medical information is instantly available to the caregivers at each point of medical care. In addition, patients have access to MyMercy, an online service to view test results, make appointments, send secure messages to their doctor and more –anytime and anywhere.