EDMOND, Okla. – On Jan. 9, leaders from Mercy and the community broke ground and blessed the land where construction will begin on a new 50,000-square-foot building that will house a free-standing emergency department and family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric clinics.
In June 2014, Mercy opened the Edmond I-35 facility, which currently features an outpatient surgery center, imaging, laboratory, specialty physician offices, a first-of-its-kind wellness center and Mercy Sports Performance powered by EXOS. The new building will be on the same campus, located just south of the current facility.
When complete in spring 2019, the Mercy Edmond I-35 campus will feature more than 70 providers specializing in dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), pain management, pediatrics, surgery and urology.
Through Mercy’s comprehensive electronic health record, care team members at Mercy Edmond I-35 already have immediate access to patient records electronically from every nurses’ station, exam room and doctor’s office across the four states Mercy currently serves: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The new emergency department and physician offices will use the same electronic health record system, creating a seamless experience for current Mercy patients.
“We are so excited to begin construction on this new facility,” said Jim Gebhart, president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and regional strategy officer. “Over the last two years, one in every two Edmond residents has visited a Mercy hospital or clinic. By expanding our Edmond I-35 campus, we will be able to serve even more people and make a significant impact in our growing community.”
The development of the Edmond I-35 campus over the last few years represents a $110 million investment in the community by Mercy. The campus expansion will also give a boost to the local economy by adding about 200 new jobs on top of the 300-member workforce at the current facility.
Mercy Edmond I-35 is located at 2017 W. I-35 Frontage Road in Edmond.