Alan Scarrow

Mercy Springfield
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Mercy Springfield says the interim president of its regional hospital system will remain in the role for the foreseeable future.

According to a news release, the organization said it informed staff Wednesday that Jon Swope will continue as interim president of Mercy Springfield Communities and Dr. Alan Scarrow will return to practicing medicine full-time as a neurosurgeon. Scarrow had served as president for three years.

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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.

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Mercy has introduced a new president and announced a restructuring of its leadership team.

Dr. Alan Scarrow will serve as president of Mercy Springfield Communities. His role includes leading all of Mercy’s hospital and clinic services in Springfield, as well as in Lebanon, Rolla, Mountain View, Aurora, Cassville, and Berryville, Arkansas.

In a news release, Scarrow said the restructuring is the result of a year-long effort to combine employee responsibilities to for both hospital and clinic operations.