Springfield Clinic will break ground on a new 40,000-square-foot pediatrics building on June 8. The two-story building will be constructed on a former farm field at 3500 Conifer Drive on Springfield’s west side.
“Parents rely on high-quality care from our provider teams delivered with an exceptional patient experience from start to finish,” says Dr. Purvi Bhandari, chair of the Springfield Clinic Pediatrics Department. “We are excited to break ground on a facility that will have these services in a spacious and modern design well-suited for pediatric patients and their families for generations to come.”
The facility, which will include 60 new exam rooms, on-site lab and radiology as well as a pediatric urgent care, is expected to be completed in fall 2023. Building the facility will create approximately 200 construction jobs and allow for future growth for the pediatric department to improve access to important pediatric health care services.
“We are excited to provide a new urgent care walk-in service that will provide children with the care they need when they need it,” said Chris Cousins, vice president of operations. “This new service will be operated by pediatric staff focused on treating common pediatric injuries and ailments on a schedule that fits the needs of busy families.”
“This new pediatric facility shows Springfield Clinic’s continued commitment to the central Illinois region,” says Cal Thomas, chief development officer. “Facility upgrades like this are an investment into our community of caring.”