Mercy announces $247 million expansion in Northwest Arkansas

Posted: April 28, 2016 at 1:13 a.m.

Steve Goss, Mercy Clinic president, and Eric Pianalto, Mercy Hospital president, speak Wednesday during a news conference in Rogers announcing plans to invest $247 million on capital projects and equipment over the next five years. The expansion includes a new patient tower adding more than 100 beds to the Rogers hospital and new clinics in Benton and Washington counties.

Mercy Northwest Arkansas unveiled a $247 million expansion plan Wednesday that could add 1,000 jobs over the next five years.

Rogers Mayor Greg Hines speaks Wednesday during a news conference to announce Mercy Northwest Arkansas’ plans to spend $247 million to expand its hosp...

Mercy expansion

• Total cost: $247 million

• 1,000 new health care jobs expected, including physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses

Hospital

• Seven-story patient tower will have about 190,000 square feet and add 150 beds. It will be built on the hospital’s west side facing Interstate 49. Construction to begin soon on new 500-space parking lot

• General contractor: McCarthy, St. Louis

• Architect: Bates, Rogers

• Civil engineer: Crafton Tull, Rogers

Clinics

• Four clinics planned in near future: Pea Ridge, Bella Vista and two in Bentonville

• Three clinics planned long term

• Land negotiation underway for some sites including a 30-acre plot in north Springdale

Source: Mercy Northwest Arkansas

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