Childrens Mercy on Tuesday announced plans to open a pediatrics care clinic in Joplin as part of an affiliation with Freeman Health System.
The clinic, which will be called Childrens Kansas City, will offer medical care in seven specialty areas cardiology, endocrinology-diabetes, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, nephrology, rheumatology, and telemedicine.
The clinic, at 3333 McIntosh Circle Drive, is on the Freeman campus.
Weve heard from both families and physicians that their patients want access to our specialty services without having to travel to Kansas City, Marshaun Butler, vice president of Kansas City-based Childrens Mercy said in a statement.
In addition to the new clinic, Childrens Mercy and Freeman said they will collaborate on clinical practices.
Childrens Mercy said a donation from the Coleman Family Foundation in Pittsburg, Kan., helped support the expansion into Joplin.