Mercy Northwest Arkansas will hold a groundbreaking Thursday (March 9) at 10 a.m. to begin work on a 7,400-square-foot clinic in Pea Ridge, and the building should be completed by August.
The $4.1 million project is part of Mercy Northwest Arkansas’ plan to invest $247 million into healthcare in the region, adding seven clinics and a second tower to the Rogers hospital, according to a news release.
Mercy Clinic Primary Care-Pea Ridge will have two healthcare providers, a physician and a nurse practitioner, and 14 exam rooms. Specialty providers will see patients there on a rotating basis.
Dr. Matthew Jennings plans to join the clinic when it opens this fall. He has more than 20 years of experience, practicing in family and emergency medicine and urgent care. He’s also worked in multiple supervisor roles.
“We are so pleased to have Dr. Jennings, an experienced family practitioner with a great background who is right at home in a smaller town like Pea Ridge,” Dr. Steve Goss, president of Mercy Clinic, said in the release.
The clinic will be built at 200 Carr St. in Pea Ridge, and the general contractor is Crossland Construction Co.
The new clinic will mark a return of the company to Pea Ridge. Mercy donated its former clinic building in Pea Ridge to the city, which has used the building as a community center and library for nearly 10 years.