The first Mercy Clinic located in Illinois now is serving patients in Columbia.
Mercy Clinic leaders, along with Dr. Nancy Birner and nurse practitioner Stephanie Simms, hosted a blessing and ribbon cutting at the new Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Columbia at 1019 Valmeyer Road, Columbia, Ill., 62236, just west of Illinois Route 3. Msgr. Carl Scherrer with Immaculate Conception parish in Columbia blessed the new clinic while members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon.
The new $3 million, 5,979 square foot facility provides Dr. Birner a new clinic where she and Simms will provide care to patients in Dr. Birner’s hometown. They will provide primary care services including pediatrics, family medicine and adult primary care. Lab draws also will be provided at the clinic.
Dr. Birner is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She has been seeing patients at her Mercy Clinic location at the Mercy Hospital South campus. Previously, she served as the Chief of Pediatrics and President of the Medical Staff at Red Bud Regional Hospital.
Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Columbia was built to provide space for multiple physicians, which will allow Mercy Clinic to add more physicians at this location in the future.