Owner: Mercy Springfield Communities
General contractor: Dewitt & Associates Inc.
Architect: Buf Studio LLC
Engineers: Olsson Inc., civil; Imeg Corp., structural; and Horner & Shifrin Inc. (St. Louis), mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 11,000 square feet
Cost: $5.8 million
Estimated completion: Fall
Project description: Mercy is constructing a multispecialty clinic that will provide a home for primary care, outpatient therapy and occupational medicine on the west side of the city. Plans call for 12 examination rooms for primary care, and one is designed with an exterior entrance for patients who may have a contagious illness. Additionally, there will be five rooms for occupational medicine and various treatment areas – including an outdoor area – for physical therapy. The building will also have an audio booth for hearing tests, and there will be imaging equipment on the premises. In an announcement last year of the groundbreaking, Dr. Brad Wyrsch, president of Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, noted the area near the clinic is experiencing growth in both housing and businesses. “We don’t want patients to have to travel far for care, so we’re being very intentional about looking forward and planning our growth to meet the community’s growth and needs,” he said.
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