Springfield, MA--A major construction project is set to begin on the Mercy Medical Center campus that will improve patient care services and accessibility. Mercy administrators, trustees, physicians and supporters will join elected officials and community leaders at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new out-patient facility on Monday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will take place at the site of the new Medical Office Building, a parcel of land at the corner of Carew and Chestnut Streets. Congressman Richard Neal (D-Springfield), State Senators Gale Candaras (D-Wilbraham) and Jim Welch (D-West Springfield) and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno are among the planned speakers at the event.
The Medical Office Building will be developed by Carew Chestnut Partners. Plans call for the construction of a three-story, 75,000 square foot building that will include 25,000 square feet of medical office space on each floor. The new building will house Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation programs, the Mercy Hearing Center and two Mercy-affiliated physician practices. Hampden County Physician Associates will also occupy half of the office space in the new Medical Office Building through consolidation of several existing medical practice sites in the area. The building will be constructed utilizing “green” technologies and will be an environmentally friendly and responsible structure.
Under the terms of a construction and land lease agreement, Carew Chestnut Partners will develop and own the building. The Sisters of Providence Health System will maintain ownership of the parcel of land and will lease it to Carew Chestnut Partners.
“Mercy Medical Center is committed to the delivery of outstanding patient care and the best health care experience possible. This innovative partnership will allow us to further that goal through the construction of this new Medical Office Building. We welcome the opportunity to offer patients care in a spacious, bright state-of-the-art setting that also features easily accessible parking,” said Daniel P. Moen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sisters of Providence Health System.
“Hampden County Physician Associates is pleased to bring more of our comprehensive services to the Mercy campus, and in particular, to this new facility,” said Marc Goldman, MD, President, Hampden County Physician Associates. “This new partnership will benefit our patients with the added convenience of close proximity to hospital-based services.”
“Patients will have access to primary care, specialty care, laboratory and other services, and we are confident they will appreciate the convenience of having access to this combination of services all under one roof,” said Art King, MD, Vice President, Hampden County Physician Associates.
“Carew Chestnut Partners has extensive experience not only in the construction and development of first-rate medical office space, but also in the management of such properties. We are very pleased to participate in this new venture with Mercy Medical Center and Hampden County Physician Associates,” said Andrew Henshon, Managing Partner, Carew Chestnut Partners. “The new environmentally-friendly medical office building promises to be one of the region’s leading destinations for out-patient medical care and services.”