OMC announces plan for $40 million project
Ozarks Medical Center is finalizing plans for a hospital expansion totaling 100,000 square feet and also a new 15,000 square-foot women’s center. This expansion brings almost all of OMC’s specialty clinics and ancillary services to one location, allowing patients to register and schedule at one counter and use OMC’s pharmacy, imaging center, laboratories, expanded cafeteria and retail restaurant, as well as other related services, in one building. Patients and visitors will have one main entrance with all services under one roof. Construction is expected to begin in January 2018, with a completion date for the medical office building within approximately two years. A timeline for the women’s center will be announced at a later date. OMC employs more than 1,200 people and serves an eight-county area in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas.