Mercy will begin construction in mid-January on a 7,400-square-foot primary care clinic that will serve north Bentonville.
The clinic is among seven clinics Mercy will open as part of a $247 million expansion in the region that includes the addition of a seven-story tower to the Rogers hospital. Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Walton Boulevard will house four providers and feature 14 examination rooms at 1401 N. Walton Blvd.
Mercy Clinic President Dr. Steve Goss said north Bentonville’s population is growing, creating a need for more primary care providers in the area. Mercy’s expansion, called the Community Presence Plan, is part of an effort to care for patients closer to home.
“To us, it’s much more than a strategy. It’s about how can we be present in the community where people need us most? How can we open doors to enhance the quality of life for our friends and neighbors?” Dr. Goss said.
Crossland Construction Co. will start construction the second week of January and complete the building in eight to nine months. Mercy’s investment in the site and building is expected to total $4.1 million.
The clinic will be Mercy’s sixth location in Bentonville. The others are Mercy Clinic Southwest I Street (under construction); Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Moberly Lane at 2900 S.E. Moberly Lane; Mercy Clinic Primary Care – J Street at 1000 S.E. 13th Court; Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Regional Airport Boulevard at 701 S.W. Regional Airport Blvd.; and Mercy Convenient Care – Highway 102 and Mercy Clinic Pediatrics at 3101 S.E. 14th St.