News Release: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. breaks ground for a $28 million rehabilitation hospital for Mercy and Centerre Healthcare at noon on Tuesday, April 2.

The 63,000-square-foot, two-story rehab hospital is in Springfield, Mo., just across the street from the Mercy Orthopedic Hospital Springfield site where McCarthy is already at work. Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield will have 60 beds and provide inpatient rehabilitation for patients who are recovering from strokes, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2014.

McCarthy earned the work through a competitive proposal and interview process in front of a decision-making team that included Duke Reality Corporation, functioning as the owner, and a team from Mercy and Centerre as the eventual building tenant. Nashville, Tenn.-based Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. is the project architect.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield is a partnership between Mercy and Centerre Healthcare Corporation, a national leader in the development and operation of rehabilitation hospitals. Centerre has partnered with Mercy for similar projects in St. Louis and Oklahoma City.

About McCarthy

Founded in 1864 and headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest commercial builders in the Midwest and the largest American-based healthcare builder in the country. McCarthy has constructed more than 800 significant healthcare facilities and renovated thousands more while consistently appearing on Modern Healthcare’s list of leading healthcare construction management companies. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information is available on line at

About Mercy

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,900 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit

About Centerre Healthcare Corporation

Centerre Healthcare, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., is a national provider of inpatient acute rehabilitation services, dedicated solely to partnering with medical centers to complement their healthcare continuum through joint development and operation of acute rehabilitation hospitals and units. In 2011, Inc. Magazine placed Centerre Healthcare Corporation in the top 20% of its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America. In 2009, 50% of Centerre Healthcare facilities ranked in the top 10% of 805 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) a ranking that provides a measure of the company’s clinical outcomes.

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