A $1 million dollar renovation of a Springfield orthopedics and sports medicine facility is finished and opening Saturday.
Mercy Health – Springfield’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine facility will offer patients new services including oncology and bariatric services, specialized treatment for patients at risk for falls and services for fire rescue and emergency medical services teams.
“This is a major reinvestment back into the community,” Mercy Health Springfield interim CEO Adam Groshans said. “It’s almost a $1 million for 20,000 square foot renovation. We see needs through school partnerships, through partnerships with first responders, through inpatient and outpatient that are treated at the hospital. Some that are treated here.”
The facility was renovated to add a new medically-based wellness center and orthopedics office and a renovated rehabilitation clinic to the location. The facility is at 2600 N. Limestone St.
An open house for residents wishing to tour the renovated facility will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.
“Guests can tour the renovated space and take part in a host of fun and healthy activities, including kids bounce house, Ninja Warrior obstacle course, sprint races, backyard games and more,” a press release says. “A fire truck will be available for kids to explore and Mercy Health will be firing up the grill so attendees can enjoy a complimentary picnic on site.”
The wellness center will also offer sports performance and injury prevention programs for high school and college athletes.
Other services that will be offered at the facility include pediatric and adult weight management program, athletic performance enhancement programs, high-speed motion capture analysis program for sports performance, osteoporosis group exercise program, personal training and other programs focused on fostering a healthy community.
The facility was originally built in 1976 for an insurance company, Director of Orthopedic Services Steven Sprockett said. Mercy Health purchased the building in 1996 and renovated it to add on-site physical theory and orthopedic services, he said.
The renovations finished in the 1990s wasn’t satisfying the needs of the Springfield community today, he said.
“We decided we needed to make that investment and upgrade our services,” Sprockett said of the new renovations.
The renovations will directly impact residents, he said, and engage and encourage the community to live a healthy and fit lifestyle.
“This is to foster a healthy community, increase opportunities for orthopedic services, rehabilitation services, and a brand new wellness center.”
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