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July 11, 2013 Volume 34, No. 33

Construction of medical park under way


Ground was broken June 26 on the construction on the University Physicians-South Providence clinic at South Providence Medical Park.

With more than 50 physicians and 100 staff, the facility is expected to receive more than 100,000 patient visits each year. Construction is expected to be complete in two years.

The two-story, 85,500-square-foot clinic will house pediatric primary care services currently provided at the University Physicians Green Meadows clinic, family medicine services currently offered at the Green Meadows and University Physicians Woodrail clinics, and expanded outpatient behavioral health services.

The clinic will be on 25 acres at 551 E. Southampton Drive, near the intersection of Providence Road and Southampton Drive in Columbia. 

“By offering these services in one location, we can offer all-around care to the whole person and the whole family,” said Mitch Wasden, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of MU Health Care.

The new facility will have:

• 30 rooms dedicated to pediatric patients, each with in-room height, weight and vital sign measurement stations

• 15 rooms dedicated to outpatient behavioral health care

• two conference rooms for group behavioral therapy

• 48 rooms dedicated to family medicine patients

• a 2,000-square-foot pharmacy with drive-through service

• radiology services that will include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, X-ray and mammography, and

• an onsite laboratory for medical testing.

“This expanded facility will allow us to accommodate increased demands for outpatient services,” said Harold Williamson Jr., vice chancellor of the University of Missouri Health System.