Mercy Health Foundation knows how to throw a good party. King cake, pancakes, colorful beads and drinks — these were all part of the Shrove Tuesday blessing hosted by the foundation on March 5. The event also included the announcement of a $250,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation that will support capital costs for Mercy’s multispecialty facility under construction in Springdale.
Cox Enterprises’ founder James M. Cox believed in giving back to the communities where Cox does business, especially through support of local nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited about the work Mercy continues to do in Northwest Arkansas to elevate access to care and proud to support the Springdale clinic,” said Curt Stamp, Cox Arkansas vice president.
The grant will support the second-largest project in Mercy’s $277 million expansion, a $40 million multispecialty clinic that will add nearly two dozen primary care and specialty providers in Springdale. Mercy broke ground on the two-story, 63,000-square-foot clinic in October 2017 and expects to open its doors this fall.
The Springdale clinic will feature 29 exam rooms dedicated to primary care and 34 exam rooms for specialty care, including cardiology, urology and pulmonology and more. In addition, it will feature a 24-hour emergency department with 12 exam rooms and one trauma room and a helicopter pad for transports.
The facility’s 31-acre site west of Interstate 49 at Elm Springs Road and 48th Street in Springdale will allow room for expansion.
“Mercy is proud to have a strong partnership with the James M. Cox Foundation,” said Clark Ellison, regional vice president of Mercy Health Foundation. “The Springdale multispecialty facility will provide much needed access to health care in this rapidly growing community, including a convenient care clinic and emergency care.”
For more information on Mercy Health Foundation, visit https://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-health-foundation-northwest-arkansas/.