General contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. (St. Louis)
Size: 140,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $80 million
Estimated completion: July
Project description: On the campus of Mercy Hospital Springfield, the Mercy Heart Hospital will feature three operating rooms, eight catheterization labs and a dedicated, separate entrance. The new facility will handle invasive procedures on the first floor and cardiovascular clinics on the second floor. The bulk of the project is a renovation, but it also includes a 14,000-square-foot addition. Work on the project began in 2016. The Lamar Johnson Collaborative LLC is the project architect, and IMEG Corp. is the structural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer.
This year, for the 38th season, the Springfield Ballet Inc. will perform “The Nutcracker” on the proscenium stage of the Landers Theatre, with six performances set Dec. 15-18.