Mercy Clinic Orthopedics and Mercy Sports Medicine celebrated a new, larger facility Wednesday morning in the company of more than 100 Mercy co-workers and friends.
The 22,000-square-foot facility is located at 1000 S. 52nd St. in Rogers, near Mercy Clinic Rheumatology and Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine. The clinics are part of Mercy’s $247 million expansion plan announced in April 2016.
Dr. Scott Cooper, one of the clinic’s seven orthopedic surgeons, noted the historical relationship between Mercy and his physician group, Ozark Orthopedics, which integrated with Mercy three years ago.
“Our group’s goals are the same as Mercy’s: To provide world class care in every aspect of orthopedics and medical care in general,” he told those gathered.
“With this new facility, we can see Mercy’s commitment to our practice and our desire to be the best orthopedics team that we can be,” he said.
Mercy Clinic Orthopedics holds the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for knee and hip replacement. The clinic is now able to do some joint replacements as outpatient surgery, something unheard of just a few years ago, Dr. Cooper said. In addition, the physicians provide subspecialty expertise regarding the shoulder, spine and pediatric orthopedics.
The best part of the new facility is that it’s built with the capacity to add more physicians and other providers to the practice, Dr. Cooper said.
“What you see here is Mercy’s commitment in action to improving access to orthopedic care here in Northwest Arkansas,” he said.
The clinic currently houses 13 providers and features 41 examination rooms and 15 casting beds. In addition to Dr. Cooper, the physicians located in the clinic are Dr. W. Cody Grammer, Dr. Michael Griffey, Dr. Chad Jones, Dr. R. Jacob Kaler, Dr. John Mertz, Dr. Gannon Randolph, and Dr. C. Wade Fox. Certified physician assistants located in the clinic are Amanda Hartman, Farrah Jennings, Kindle Simon, Julie Slavik, and Lindsey Smallridge.
Mercy invested $1.3 million in the new clinic space, which is leased. Mercy’s construction partners on the project included Studio 6, Seger Architects Inc., Collins Haynes, Hart Cone Construction and HCH Consulting.