New MercyCare primary care clinic to open in Central City
MercyCare Community Physicians (MCCP) announces the addition of a new medical clinic in Central City. MercyCare Central City will occupy space within an existing building, located at 4659 Highway 13, adjacent to the Stove House restaurant. Renovations to the building are set to begin in May. Once complete, MercyCare providers plan to open the clinic and begin seeing patients in mid-August.
MercyCare officials say the new clinic is in response to growing demand for conveniently located and more accessible healthcare, especially in rural areas. MercyCare Central City will be the only medical clinic serving the immediate community.
“Mercy is pleased to join the Central City community as part of our mission to enhance the health of all the communities we serve,” said Tim Charles, president and CEO, Mercy Medical Center. “Mercy has a long history of serving Central City residents. Now, we are able to bring high-quality healthcare services even closer to their homes.”
MercyCare has worked closely with Central City leaders and Central City Mainstreet, a local economic development group, to make the clinic possible. The city has approved a local economic development grant toward the renovation and launch of the clinic.
“In the 20 years I’ve worked here, a medical clinic is something people have wanted and we have worked toward,” said LaNeil McFadden, city administrator. “We are very excited it’s finally happening – and that it’s happening with Mercy.”
MercyCare Central City will be staffed by a full-time nurse practitioner with supervision from Dr. Paul Thomas and Dr. John Lancaster of MercyCare Center Point.
The clinic will be equipped with the latest medical technology and will utilize Mercy’s electronic medical record, Epic, allowing for seamless coordination between Mercy’s doctors, nurses, therapists and other healthcare providers.