Ribbon Cutting held at new OMC Thayer/Mammoth Spring Clinic
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Thayer/Mammoth Spring Clinic held its ribbon
cutting and grand opening ceremony recently in front of the new clinic
located at 10675 Nettleton Avenue in Thayer. The new clinic is at the
corner of Nettleton and Highway 63 at the Missouri/Arkansas stateline.
The 8,700 square foot state-of-the art clinic combines OMC Thayer and
OMC Mammoth Spring clinics. The clinic will be open to see patients on
Monday, April 23.
The event was emceed by Bob Eckman. Eckman is the Secretary/Treasurer of
the OMC Foundation Board. Eckman welcomed the crowd of over 100 guests
and offered a prayer.
The American flag and the Missouri flag were presented by the 1138th Military
Police Company out of West Plains. The National Anthem was sung by members
of the Thayer High School Choir.
Kevin Gleghorn, Chair of the OMC Board of Directors followed with remarks.
“It’s just so exciting to see the growth that OMC is experiencing.
Ozarks Medical Center is an area-wide healthcare organization including
several rural clinics, and we are just happy to be here.”
Next in the program, the Mammoth Spring High School Band played the Washington
Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Thayer, Missouri were represented by their
Mayors. Mayor Jean Pace, Mayor of Mammoth Spring said, “For our
citizens who live in this area, this is going to serve us long and well.
As we all work together to make this area a better place for our citizens
and for our children to grow up in. Thank you OMC for this. We will be
meeting our Thayer friends and our Mammoth Spring friends here.”
Mayor Ken Cotham of Thayer remarked, “This place will serve the citizens
of Thayer and Mammoth Spring area for many years to come. Anytime a new
facility opens, there’s excitement and breathes new life into the
community. We look forward to the conveniences and the services that this
clinic will provide. With OMC, we will all grow stronger because of this.
Tom Keller, President and CEO of Ozarks Medical Center commented, “Many
thanks to Mayor Pace and Mayor Cotham, because it wasn’t just today
or the last few minutes that they became involved. They actually have
been helping us [with this clinic] for a couple of years now. This is
the culmination of a lot of work by a lot of people. I’d like to
also thank Bill Pace, Ron Cornelius, and the Charles Masner family for
helping make all of this happen.”
“It’s always nice to talk about buildings and the brick and
mortar. But what makes OMC, what makes this clinic, is not necessarily
the brick and the mortar but it’s the people that choose to work
here. The one thing that is special about health care is the people who
want to serve,” Keller said.
The Chambers of Commerce from Mammoth Spring and Thayer joined together
to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony. Tours and refreshments were offered
at the conclusion of the ceremony.
The new facility includes 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
The OMC Thayer Clinic has been serving the area since 1990. OMC began operating
the Mammoth Spring Clinic in 1986.
Tate General Contractors, Inc. of Jonesboro, Arkansas was the general contractors
on the project. Cromwell Architects and Engineers, Inc. of Little Rock,
Arkansas was the architectural firm that designed the clinic.
Dr. Harry Kelly and nurse practitioners Leslie Batterton, Kayly King, and
Michelle Sims will be practicing at the new OMC Thayer/Mammoth Spring
Clinic. Extended clinic hours are. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more
information, call the clinic at 417-264-7136.
Dr. Harry Kelly, physician at OMC Thayer/Mammoth Spring Clinic cuts the
ribbon celebrating the opening of the new combined facility of OMC Thayer
and OMC Mammoth Spring. The Mammoth Spring and Thayer Chambers of Commerce
were on hand for the ceremony.