Springfield Clinic pediatrics opened a new 40,000-square-foot pediatrics building Oct. 16 focused on providing a unique, child-focused patient experience. The new facility is located at 3501 Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield.
"This new facility exists for our patients and their families," said Dr. Purvi Bhandari, chair of Springfield Clinic Pediatrics. "We are so excited to finally welcome all of our patients to this new modern facility today and for years to come."
The new facility will offer general pediatrics, pediatric dermatology and a Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center as well as supportive services, including on-site lab and radiology, lactation consultation and mental health therapy. The location includes 60 brightly colored exam rooms and an on-site café, Sprouts. The facility also incorporates car-free pedestrian routes to access the building from the parking lot.
"Everything in this building was put in place to create a low-anxiety, patient-friendly experience for each child and parent," said Tom Fitch, vice president of facilities, real estate and construction. "We look forward to welcoming families from across the region to this new, innovative space."
A grand opening block party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event is open to the public and includes crafts, games and treat bags. Food will be available for purchase.