Children's Mercy Junction City Celebrates Grand Opening
More than 100 people were on hand March 15, as Children’s Mercy Junction City celebrated its grand opening. Guests included donors, Children's Mercy patients and families, area government officials and Children's Mercy and Geary Community Hospital leaders.
"This opening is tremendous for us,” said Marshaun Butler, Vice President, Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas, and Outreach & Regional Practices as she addressed reporters. “It’s a huge milestone in which we are able to have a permanent presence and are able to expand our services. We know there are many children here in the community with critical needs, and this just allows them to stay closer to home to receive the care they need.”
During the program after the ribbon cutting ceremony, Butler was joined at the podium by Dr. Joe Stratton, CEO of Geary Community Hospital; Jo Stueve, Children's Mercy Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Jon and Renee Pachta, parents to Emily who has been a Children's Mercy cardiology patient for 14 years.
Recognition was given to all the donors who have worked to help make Children's Mercy Junction City possible, with special recognition to the Bramlage family, R2B4 Bramlage Foundation and Geary Community Health Foundation who led the charge in raising $2.5 million for the project.
After the program tours were offered of the newly constructed space.
The new 7,000 square foot clinic space is located in the lower level area at Geary Community Hospital and includes 12 exam rooms, two telemedicine rooms, a lab draw room, two nurses’ stations and a reception area.
Children’s Mercy physicians have seen cardiology and endocrine/diabetes patients in Junction City for several years and relocated to the new clinic space in February. Some of the new services that will be added first through telemedicine include allergy, asthma and immunology; neurology; pulmonology and urology.
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