Mercy broke ground a new clinic in Greenwood Tuesday (July 11) in a move to expand family medicine to the city. Construction of the new $7.96 million facility is expected to be completed in 18 months with the new clinic opening by late 2024.
Located on the corner of U.S. 71 and Liberty Drive, the Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Greenwood will replace the current Mercy Clinic at 20 N. Aster St. and expand the services available in the community, a news release said.
At approximately 11,130 square feet, the new location will double the current clinical space and include 22 exam rooms, with room to add providers and services to meet the area’s growing needs, according to Mercy. In addition to traditional primary care available Monday through Friday, the clinic will provide X-ray and lab services along with dedicated space for walk-in acute care patients and expanded hours on nights and weekends.
The clinic will have at least two additional providers than the existing clinic, including physicians and nurse practitioners, said Mardi Taylor, senior media relations and communications specialist with Mercy Fort Smith. One new provider has already been hired, she said. Nurses will be added based on need.
“With a rich history in Greenwood over the past 70 years, this new clinic location will allow Mercy to continue providing excellent primary care services and building trusted relationships with the patients of this community,” said Dr. Michael Callaway, primary care physician lead with Mercy Fort Smith.
During the ground-breaking ceremony Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow said he is excited about the addition to the city and the commitment of Mercy to the residents of Greenwood.
“What an asset to the city, and what a place for it, where you can see it from the highway,” Kinslow said.
Construction is being managed by Beshears Construction of Fort Smith.