Officials with Mercy have broken ground on its new $19 million multi-purpose clinic in Branson.
The 32,400 square-foot clinic, which intersects Highways 65 and 248, will serve as a primary and urgent care facility. In addition, patients will have access to healthcare practitioners who specialize in autism therapy, family and internal medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, oncology, optometry and more.
“We’re bringing something to Branson that reflects a new and very different way of thinking, and will include some services that the community hasn’t seen before,” Dr. Alan Scarrow, president of Mercy Springfield Communities, said in a news release. “Mercy spent years listening to Branson residents and visitors, learning about their needs and understanding how health care fits into their lifestyles. As a result, we are making a major investment in services that are more convenient and easily accessible. This means expanding our services that reach people where they are – at home, work, on their mobile devices – rather than just where Mercy is physically located.”
The new facility’s design allows for new services with an emphasis on Mercy Virtual Care. It will also include a conference center space for community use.
Scarrow adds that Mercy will focus on the value of health care for individuals and businesses. He noted plans for partnerships with local businesses in an effort to offer “better care at a lower cost to their employees and families.”
The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre, currently adjacent to the new Mercy property, will soon be torn down to make room for the clinic. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin by the fall.