Mercy Northwest broke ground Thursday (March 13) in Centerton on a new 7,351-square-foot clinic. The site is located on 6.2 acres of commercial frontage property on Highway 102 at 1225 E. Centerton Boulevard. The land was donated by Johnelle Hunt, according to Mercy NWA spokeswoman Jessica Eldred.
“The convenience of driving only a couple of miles to see your family physician or a dedicated specialist is a commitment we want to make to this community,” said Dr. Steve Goss, president of Mercy Clinics. “We cannot thank Ms. Hunt enough for donating the land and making this possible. Her generosity is something that will truly bless many.”
The $3 million multi-specialty facility is slated to open later this year. The building iwill house five providers, including two internal medicine and two pediatric physicians, one family medicine doctor, and two family medicine nurse practitioners, with a focus on caring for the entire family.
The clinic also will offer rotating specialties based on the community’s needs, like cardiology, endocrinology and diabetic education. Patients will also benefit from radiology and laboratory services. Mercy opened its first clinic in Centerton in the summer of 2004, with Dr. Lance Faddis serving as one of the physicians.
“One of the reasons I enjoy family medicine is you get to know entire families and watch them grow over the years; that’s a connection we have with many in Centerton,” Faddis said in a statement. “With the new high school planned and many new families moving in, this is the perfect time for Mercy to make an even bigger commitment to this community.”
Celeste Williams, a family medicine nurse practitioner with Mercy, and Dr. Elinor Bunde, will be part of Mercy Centerton’s core care team.