Mercy will host a blessing and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 21) to celebrate the renovation project that quadrupled the size of Mercy Therapy Services at 1101 S. Horsebarn Road in Rogers.
The nearly 10,000-square-foot healthcare center has 11 providers, including six physical therapists, who help patients recover from surgery, injury or illness. The center was renovated to add new treatment areas and equipment, “wide-open exercise spaces and curtained treatment rooms,” allowing for individual therapy, according to a news release.
“Now we have this shiny, sparkling new space, and we have the ability to care for more patients in a way that doesn’t feel like they’re on top of each other,” said Joe Manthe, director of therapy services for Mercy.
Mercy Therapy Services previously comprised of about 2,500 square feet in the building, which it shared with Mercy Clinic Orthopedics. The orthopedics clinic moved to 1000 S. 52nd St. Mercy hopes to maintain the camaraderie patients developed while in the cramped space, Manthe said.
“There’s a community feel because they’re all going through the same things and patients can encourage each other,” he said. “At the same time, there are a lot of options and private areas we can utilize.”
Mercy has skilled therapists at three locations, including 17 physical therapists, 12 physical therapist assistants, two occupational therapists, and three speech therapists. Mercy also has part-time therapists working as needed. The other Mercy Therapy Services locations are at 24 Sugar Creek Center in Bella Vista and at 3101 S.E. 14th St. in Bentonville.
The goal of the healthcare provider’s Community Presence Plan is to increase access to care across the region, and the work to expand Mercy Therapy Services on Horsebarn Road is part of that plan, said Jason Wildeman, vice president of outpatient services for Mercy. “Patients are going to see a really cool transformation,” he said. “It doesn’t look like the same place. They’ll be pleased.”
Mercy Therapy Services on Horsebarn Road plans to add occupational therapists and speech therapists. Meanwhile, those services are available at the Bella Vista and Bentonville locations.