DES MOINES, Iowa–Mercy Clinics is beginning construction for a family practice medical clinic in northern Ankeny, near the new Ankeny Centennial High School. The new clinic, Mercy Briarwood Medical Clinic, will be located at 120 NE 36th St. – on the northwest corner of NE 36th St. and Ankeny Blvd. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m.
The clinic – scheduled to open in January 2014 – will be home to three family practice physicians, with room to add additional physicians and/or providers in the future. The 11,500 square foot clinic will include 24 patient exam rooms, a laboratory for on-site testing, two procedure rooms and X-ray services. JSC Properties, Inc. will own the building and Ryan Companies US, Inc. is the construction partner.
“We are proud to continue our growth and strengthen our presence in Ankeny,” said Sharon Phillips, vice president for the primary care division at Mercy. “Our new clinic will offer added convenience to our patients by bringing high-quality medical services to areas where our patients live and work.”
Mercy Clinics already has a dominant presence in Ankeny with its Mercy North facility, which provides family practice, pediatrics, urgent care, physical therapy, imaging, laboratory services, mammography, outpatient surgery and a clinic for visiting specialists for ENT, surgery, pain services, cardiology and orthopedics. In addition, the Mercy Prairie Trail Family Medicine Clinic, which opened in summer 2011, also serves residents in Ankeny and surrounding communities.
"We are very excited to partner with Mercy Clinics and the city of Ankeny on this new project,” said Paul Hayes, president at JSC Properties, Inc. “The new clinic is located in a growing part of Ankeny and is sure to be a great asset and incredible convenience to residents living and working in the area.”
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is building the new Ankeny Clinic and has partnered with Simonson & Associates Architects to create the design. “The health care industry has been a strength of Ryan’s for several years,” said Brad Schoenfelder, vice president of development for Ryan Companies. “To have our expertise tapped by JSC Properties and Mercy is an honor and we look forward to building both the Mercy Briarwood Medical Clinic and what our company is also known for – building lasting relationships.”
About Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a 656-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital situated on three campuses. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines. It also is one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,100 employees and a medical staff of more than 800 physicians and allied health associates. Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 80 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.
Mercy Health Network
Mercy Health Network (MHN) is a statewide system comprised of 11 owned and 26 contract-affiliated hospitals, and 142 physician clinics with 625 physicians. MHN is based in Des Moines and includes the Mercy Medical Centers in Des Moines, Sioux City, Mason City, Dubuque and Clinton. It also includes owned community hospitals in Centerville, Dyersville, New Hampton, Primghar, West Des Moines and Oakland, Nebraska.
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a 3rd generation, family-owned national developer, designer, capital investment consultant, builder, and real estate manager specializing in fully integrated solutions for more than 75 years. Ryan’s focus includes: health care, office/retail, distribution, mission critical, and public sectors. Ryan serves customers throughout the United States having completed over 170 projects in the past 5 years. Office locations in Iowa include West Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport. For more information, please visit www.ryancompanies.com.