Mercy Springfield Communities officially broke ground on a $7.5 million emergency room expansion for children. The 6,300-square-foot center is scheduled for a completion date of early 2021 according to Mercy’s website. Within the first year, the center has the capacity to see 25,000 children.
In other health care news, Burrell Behavioral Health and the Fordland Clinic officially planned a strategic affiliation expanding mental health access. Through the agreement, clients at Burrell will soon be able to receive care from Fordland Clinic at Burrell’s Main Center in Springfield. Behavioral Health Consults from Burrell will also be embedded at Fordland Clinic's two locations.