EDMOND – Mercy is putting the final touches on a new emergency department and primary care clinic in Edmond. The new facility is located just south of the existing facility on Mercy’s Edmond I-35 campus and is scheduled to open in mid-November. This new emergency department and primary care clinic will provide Edmond and surrounding communities with the right kind of care around-the-clock.
The 49,000-square-foot building is two levels. The first level emergency department, a department of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, will have eight exam rooms, ultrasound, imaging services, full laboratory services, an infectious disease isolation room and a generator allowing the facility to run on full power in the event of an outage. The second floor will host Mercy Clinic primary care and pediatric providers.
Dr. Jesse Campbell serves as chief administrative officer for Mercy Clinic and sees patients as a primary care physician at the existing Edmond I-35 location. He had seen a need for the emergency department since the facility opened in 2014.
“We have had multiple patients come into our I-35 facility looking for an emergency room,” said Dr. Campbell. “I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to call an ambulance to take those patients to an emergency department, ultimately delaying their care. Now, we’ll be able to take those patients downstairs from the primary care clinic or across the parking lot from the specialty care clinic building for the appropriate, convenient care they need.”
Through Mercy’s comprehensive electronic health record, care team members in the emergency department and clinic offices at the new Mercy Edmond I-35 facility will have immediate access to patient records, electronically creating a seamless experience for current Mercy patients.
“Over the last two years, we know one in every two Edmond residents has visited a Mercy hospital or clinic,” said Jim Gebhart, president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City and regional strategy officer. “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 Edmond I-35 facility 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 Mercy Edmond I-35 emergency department and primary care clinic will be located at 2301 W. I-35 Frontage Road in Edmond.