Mercy Health Foundation receives $250,000 grant from James M. Cox Foundation

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Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas announced Wednesday (March 6) a $250,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation that will support the capital costs of the health provider’s new multi-specialty clinic under construction in Springdale.

James M. Cox founded the media conglomerate Cox Enterprises and believed in giving back to the communities where Cox does business, especially through support of local nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited about the work Mercy continues to do in Northwest Arkansas to elevate access to care and proud to support the Springdale clinic,” said Curt Stamp, Cox Arkansas vice president.

The grant will support the second-largest project in Mercy’s $277 million expansion, a $40 million multi-specialty clinic that will add nearly two dozen primary care and specialty providers in Springdale. Mercy broke ground on the two-story, 63,000-square-foot clinic in October 2017. Construction is expected to be complete later this year.

The facility’s 31-acre site west of Interstate 49 at Elm Springs Road and 48th Street in Springdale will allow room for expansion. Mercy said the Springdale clinic will feature 29 exam rooms dedicated to primary care and 34 exam rooms for specialty care, including cardiology, urology and pulmonology and more. In addition, it will feature a 24-hour emergency department with 12 exam rooms and one trauma room and a helicopter pad for transports.

“Mercy is proud to have a strong partnership with the James M. Cox Foundation,” said Clark Ellison, regional vice president of Mercy Health Foundation. “The Springdale multi-specialty facility will provide much needed access to health care in this rapidly growing community, including a convenient care clinic and emergency care.”