Mercy’s investment in Northwest Arkansas continued Thursday (Jan. 31) as the health provider opened a new occupational medicine clinic at 1101 S. Horsebarn Road in Rogers. A short ceremony took place Thursday as Mercy leadership did its customary “blessing” and ribbon cutting, welcoming the new business to what has largely become a medical park in northwestern Rogers.
The new clinic is headed up by Dr. David Sitzes, who is board certified in family medicine. Sitzes said the primary aim of the medical staff is to get injured employees back to their lives and jobs as quickly as possible.
The clinic offers comprehensive care for workplace injuries that comply with industry safety standards. It will also perform pre-employment drug testing and audiometric screening and monitoring as well as perform physicals required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The new clinic goes a step further in also working with local companies by conducting worksite assessments to help prevent job-related injuries. The other goal of the facility is to help companies ensure their employees thrive in a safe and healthy environment.
“Mercy will be your partner in anticipating workplace issues and providing care when employees do suffer injuries. We can also tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each employer as they cultivate a healthier, more productive workplace,” said Dr. Steve Goss, president of Mercy Clinics.
This new clinic is next to Mercy’s Therapy Services in a space that was recently renovated at a cost of roughly $220,000, Mercy said. The facility is part of Mercy’s ongoing $277 million expansion in the region that includes a seven-story tower addition at the Roger hospital, and a multi-specialty facility under construction in north Springdale.
Both the tower and the Springdale clinic are slated to open in August.