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Ozarks Medical Center Broke Ground on New Clinic

Ozarks Medical Center Broke Ground on New Clinic

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) held a groundbreaking ceremony at 12:15 p.m. June 12 for the new home of the combined OMC Mammoth Spring and Thayer clinic. OMC Board of Directors Chair Kevin Gleghorn, OMC President and CEO Tom Keller, Mayor Jean Pace of Mammoth Spring and Mayor Ken Cotham of Thayer spoke at the ceremony.

The groundbreaking was held at the construction site at the corner of Nettleton and US Hwy 63 in Thayer, close to the Arkansas/Missouri state line. The future combined clinic at 8,700 square feet, will greatly increase the size of the current clinics located at 300 Warmfork Road in Thayer, Missouri and 260 South Main Street in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

We are so pleased to officially kick off construction of this new, state-of-the-art facility,” said Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO. “By combining two clinics that are less than three miles apart into one, our goal is to help patients get all their health care needs met in one location.”

OMC gratefully acknowledges Charles Mesner for his generous donation of half the land.

Keller said plans for the new facility include an increased number of exam rooms; a rehabilitation gym for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy; expanded areas for behavioral healthcare, chronic care management, and patient education.

The OMC Thayer Clinic has been serving the area since 1990, and is staffed by Dr. Harry Kelly, Family Nurse Practitioner Glennette Haney, and Licensed Social Worker Charlotte Collins. OMC began operating the Mammoth Spring Clinic in 1986. It is staffed by Dr. Harry Kelly and Family Nurse Practitioner Leslie Batterton. Dr. Kelly, along with Batterton, Haney and Collins will continue to provide care in the combined location.

“OMC will also be able to enhance services due to wiring and infrastructure for advanced electronic health capabilities such as telemedicine. We are proud to construct this spacious new facility to provide access to our patients closer to their homes,” added Keller.

Tate General Contractors, Inc. of Jonesboro, Arkansas are the general contractors on the project. Cromwell Architects and Engineers, Inc. of Little Rock, Arkansas is the architectural firm that designed the clinic.

Construction of the clinic is expected to be complete in winter 2017-2018.

To reach the OMC Thayer Clinic, call 417-284-7136 or the OMC Mammoth Spring Clinic, call 870-625-3228. For more information about the groundbreaking, contact the OMC Public Relations Department at 417-257-6735.

Breaking ground on Ozarks Medical Center’s building site of the combined Mammoth Spring and Thayer clinics are left to right: Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of OMC Board of Directors; Bill Pace, representing the Charles Mesner family; Ken Cotham, Mayor of Thayer; Lee Davis, Supervisor of OMC Mammoth Spring Clinic; Leslie Batterton, Nurse Practitioner at OMC Mammoth Spring Clinic; Dr. Harry Kelly, physician at OMC Mammoth Spring and Thayer Clinics; Glennette Haney, Nurse Practitioner at OMC Thayer Clinic; Jean Pace, Mayor of Mammoth Spring; Wanda Roark, Supervisor of OMC Thayer Clinic; and Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO.

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