Mercy is ready to welcome heart patients to their own dedicated entrance for doctor’s visits complete with valet parking and few steps to appointments and tests.

Mercy Heart Hospital Phase II Blessing and Ribbon Cutting will be Monday at 10 a.m.

Patients have been accessing the area through the main entrance to Mercy Hospital Springfield.

The final phase of the project is still set for completion in fall of 2020.

It includes heart surgery prep and recovery.

(Information provided by Mercy)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2019) – Mercy is ready to welcome heart patients to their own dedicated entrance for doctor’s visits – complete with valet parking and fewer steps to appointments and tests.

“Our heart hospital construction project was scheduled to be opened in two phases originally,” said Adam Whitten, vice president of Heart, Lung and Vascular Services at Mercy Springfield. “When we saw there was an opportunity to make access easier for our patients by moving our physicians into the new clinic space earlier, we jumped at the chance to finish up this portion of the construction.”

Patients who now see their heart doctors at Mercy Clinic – Whiteside will see them in the new space beginning Sept. 16, 2019. “With valet parking, they can pull right up to the door and immediately get on the elevator,” Whitten said. “For many of our heart patients, those saved steps make a big difference.”

A new test and a new procedure are making a big difference for patients, too. Guests at the blessing will learn more about those, as well.

Mercy Heart Hospital Phase II Blessing and Ribbon Cutting
Monday, Sept. 9
10 a.m.
Mercy Heart Hospital – west entrance of Mercy Hospital Springfield
Tours to follow
Phase I of the construction for Mercy Heart Hospital Springfield, which opened in fall of 2018, included cardiac nuclear medicine and the non-invasive testing area. Patients have been accessing the area through the main entrance to Mercy Hospital Springfield.

The final phase of the project is still set for completion in fall of 2020. It includes heart surgery prep and recovery, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology procedure rooms, cardiothoracic surgery operating rooms, a post-acute care unit and an observation unit.