Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of Medical Office Building and Women’s Health Center at 5:30 pm June 25 in front of the hospital on Kentucky Avenue. The community is invited to attend.
Construction of the Expansion is expected to be complete in 2021. Kentucky Avenue in front of the Hospital will be closed as of June 8 to prepare the site for new construction. Parking and shuttle accommodations will be announced in detail in the coming weeks.
The expansion is being designed by Cromwell Architects Engineers, Inc., Little Rock, AR. Killian Construction Company in Springfield will serve as the construction manager for the building project.
“We are excited to bring a new era of healthcare to the communities we serve and welcome everyone to the groundbreaking,” said Tom Keller, President, and CEO. “Such a significant expansion will help redefine what patients can expect from their regional healthcare system.”
About the Ozarks Medical Center Expansion
The expansion is based on providing convenience for patients by placing more services under one roof. The location of the expansion will connect the existing Shaw Medical Building and the current main hospital building housing almost all of OMC’s specialty clinics and ancillary services to one location, creating a centralized space for patients.
Specifically, the new construction of more than 97,000 square feet will include the construction of a new medical office building, flexible clinics, procedure suite, centralized imaging facilities, an updated pharmacy, and a new food service area. Also, a new 20,000 square foot Women's Center will house modern labor and delivery rooms, gynecological surgery facilities, and educational spaces.
OMC is not only expanding the footprint but also expanding its coordination of care by upgrading the information technology system to replace multiple electronic health record systems currently used. This upgrade, known as Project 20/20, will provide the platform for all OMC departments, primary care, and specialty clinics to see and update a patient’s record across care areas.
These additions will allow the facility to better serve more than 150,000 residents in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas, who prefer to stay close to home to utilize quality healthcare services. As confirmed by a federally required Community Health Needs Assessment, OMC continues to grow its facilities, services, and the OMC Medical Group to align with the needs of the residents to improve the overall health of those they serve.
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 16