Mercy hosted a blessing ceremony and ribbon cutting today for Springfield’s newest primary care clinic. The Most Reverend Bishop Edward M. Rice of the Springfield – Cape Girardeau Diocese blessed the facility and all who will work inside.
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – South Creek replaces a smaller Mercy clinic nearby. The $3.2 million, 5,100-square-foot family medicine clinic is in west Springfield at 1718 W. Woodland St.
The new facility adds nearly 1,500 square feet of space and includes a blood draw area, two procedure rooms and five additional exam rooms for a total of 11. Several of the exam spaces have exterior entrances and their own restroom so patients who may have a contagious condition can enter for care without exposing those in the waiting room.
Exam rooms are also designed with virtual care capabilities in case a patient needs a specialist to quickly give input on their care.
“The opening of this clinic marks the beginning of additional growth across our area,” said Dr. Brad Wyrsch, president of Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities. “We have another multispecialty building under construction off West Bypass here in town, and we’re remodeling existing spaces. This work isn’t over, because it’s all about making it easy for our community to access the highest-quality, safest care.”