News Release: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield celebrates opening; McCarthy completes project under budget and ahead of schedule

MERCY-HR-9jtSt. Louis – Rehabilitation services in the Ozarks will receive a major upgrade this week with the opening of a new Mercy facility in Springfield, Mo. Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, a 63,000-square-foot, two-story building, offers 60 beds and provides inpatient rehabilitation for patients who are recovering from strokes, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. served as the Construction Manager for the $28 million project. Nashville – based Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. was the project architect.

On April 16, just one year after breaking ground, Mercy and McCarthy celebrated today with a ribbon cutting; along with Mercy’s partner Centerre Healthcare Corporation.

McCarthy Project Director Jared Hites credits the team for the project’s success. “Having this many parties involved could have caused added challenges, but leaders from McCarthy, Mercy and Centerre created a solid project team capable of making tough decisions and providing direction in a timely manner.” Hites also included that “this was particularly important given the project’s budget and aggressive schedule.”

McCarthy self-performed the general works project package for the hospital and subcontracted the remaining packages to the local trades. The project employed over 500 people throughout the year, and 76 percent of the subcontractors were from the Springfield area.

Some unique features of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield include:

  • An apartment where patients and families can practice daily living tasks
  • Gymnasiums featuring high-tech therapy devices and treatments
  • A brain injury unit with monitored rooms, specialized beds, patient lifts and dedicated therapy space and dining area
  • A dedicated stroke unit
  • Specially-equipped rooms for bariatric patients
  • Private, family-friendly rooms with sleeper chairs
  • Pet therapy and community reentry programs

About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

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 Centerre Healthcare Corporation

Centerre Healthcare Corporation 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. Modern Healthcare named Centerre as the fastest growing hospital company in the United States in 2012.  Centerre Healthcare facilities rank  among  the top  inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR); a ranking which provides a measure of the company’s quality clinical outcomes.  Centerre has been named in the annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine.  For more about Centerre, visit

About Mercy Springfield Communities

Mercy Springfield Communities is comprised of Mercy Hospital Springfield, an 914-bed referral center; five regional hospitals in Lebanon, Aurora, Cassville, Mountain View, and Berryville, Ark.; Mercy Clinic, a 500-plus physician clinic with 70 locations throughout the region. It is part of Mercy, which is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippiand Texas. For more about Mercy, visit

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