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OMC to Break Ground on new Orthopaedic Clinic July 14

OMC to break ground on new Orthopaedic Clinic July 14

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 12:15 pm July 14 for the new home of the OMC Orthopaedic Clinic. The community is invited to attend.

The groundbreaking will be held at the new clinic location at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Ninth Street. At 6500 square feet, the new clinic will greatly increase the size of the current clinic facility at 1609 Porter Wagoner.

We are so pleased to officially kick off construction of this new, state-of-the-art facility,” said Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

Keller said plans for the new facility include doubling the number of exam rooms, a more patient-friendly waiting room, imaging (x-ray) equipment, as well as a room for casting and physical therapy. A parking lot will adjoin the facility.

The OMC Orthopaedic Clinic has been serving the region since 2009, and is staffed by three board certified orthopaedic surgeons: Dr. David Denenny who began at OMC in 2009, Dr. James Rushford who began in 2014 and Dr. Susan Jolly who is joining OMC in June of this year.

“With the addition of a third orthopaedic surgeon, this already-busy clinic needs a new home. We are proud to construct this spacious new facility to provide care to our patients in a more efficient and comfortable atmosphere,” added Keller.

RKL Construction Company in West Plains will serve as the construction manager for the building project. Bates and Associates of Springfield is the architectural firm.

Construction of the clinic is expected to be complete in spring 2016. The existing building on the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Ninth Street will be removed to prepare the site for new construction. It has belonged to OMC for some years and has been used as OMC office space. The current clinic location at 1609 Porter Wagoner is listed for sale by Westgate Carol Jones Realtors of West Plains. The clinic will continue to operate at 1609 Porter Wagoner until the new facility is ready for occupancy.

To reach the OMC Orthopaedic Clinic call 417-256-1745

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