Children’s Mercy of Kansas City will hold a dedication ceremony for Wichita Specialty Clinics at 3:30 p.m. Monday at 3243 E. Murdock, according to a news release.
For more than 20 years, Children’s Mercy has sent specialists to the area to see patients and has leased space around Wichita for appointments. This will be its first permanent clinic in Wichita.
“We really appreciate and value our relationships with community pediatricians and look at this as an opportunity to provide more equitable access for subspecialists, and it reduces the need for patients to leave the community to receive care,” said Marshaun Butler, Children’s Mercy South and regional medical practices vice president.
Wichita Specialty Clinics has been seeing patients since May and was the first Children’s Mercy location outside of Kansas City, according to the release.
Children’s Mercy plans to relocate its Wichita outreach programs that focus on urology, gastroenterology and hemophilia to the new location, Butler said.
Last year, Children’s Mercy had more than 3,400 patient visits in Wichita, according to the release.
The dedication will include remarks from Sen. Jerry Moran and Children’s Mercy President and CEO Randall O’Donnell.
There will also be a tour of the clinic. The facility includes nine exam rooms, a conference room, offices and a lab. It is on the Wesley Medical Center campus.
Children’s Mercy also does outreach in Great Bend, Junction City, Parsons and Salina, Butler said.