Six months after Citizens Memorial Hospital expanded its service footprint in Willard with a medical center, the health care system plans to open a nearby rehabilitation clinic next month.
The Bolivar-based company announced in a news release a July 8 ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its new CMH Willard Rehabilitation Clinic at 520 E. Jackson St., Stes. 8-9. The physical therapy clinic, which is set to open July 5, fills 3,200 square feet in Prairie View Shopping Center.
CMH spokesperson Tamera Heitz-Peek said John Klass will be the physical therapist at the two-employee clinic. Klass specializes in pre- and post-surgical care, sports injuries, orthopedics, lower back pain, chronic pain and general rehabilitation, according to the release.
Bales Construction Co. is handling infill for the space with Facility Design Group LLC as architect. Heitz-Peek said infill costs are estimated at $306,000, which doesn’t include furniture and equipment. She declined to disclose CMH’s five-year lease rate with center landlord PV LLC.
The clinic is a half-mile from CMH Willard Medical Center and Walk-in Clinic, which opened in December 2021 at 502 S. Miller Road, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting. The $3 million, 8,500-square-foot medical center offers family medicine, behavioral health, obstetrics, pediatrics, women’s health, digital X-ray and laboratory services in its primary care clinic. Specialty clinic services include cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, podiatry and pulmonology.
Heitz-Peek said the new clinic will be the 11th rehabilitation facility for CMH. Others are in Ash Grove, Bolivar, Buffalo, El Dorado Springs, Greenfield, Hermitage, Osceola, Pleasant Hope and Stockton, according to the release.
For most, winter offers a break from gardening. But there’s plenty of action at Amanda Belle’s Farm on East Primrose Street, a Springfield Community Gardens project at the edge of the Cox Medical Center South campus.