Baptist Memorial Health Care held a grand opening for the new 87,000-square-foot, $55 million physician office building on the Baptist DeSoto campus on Monday. The new, three-story building will allow patients to visit one location in DeSoto County to receive urgent, primary, and drive-up care in addition to specialty care, comprehensive cancer services, pulmonary medicine care and diagnostic imaging services.
“Baptist is proud to offer comprehensive primary, specialty and diagnostic imaging services on the same campus as the largest and most advanced hospital in Southaven,” said Dr. Mark Swanson, president and CEO of Baptist Medical Group. “We believe our collaboration with Boldt will create a medical complex that meets future community demands while focusing on the individual needs of patients.”
Boldt, Dean Architecture, A2H, Jon D. Rice & Associates, and GSK Mechanical Inc. developed the building for a total cost of $30,392,504.
“This is about so much more than a new building or 87,000 square feet,” said Jason Little, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. “It’s about the expansion of health care for a community and identifying innovative ways to deliver care for today’s patient.”
Baptist Medical Group-Primary Care and Walk-in Clinic is among the first medical clinics to open in the building on July 18 and will offer a heated drive-up clinic for COVID-19 and flu patients. Other clinics opening soon include Baptist Cancer Center (also opening on July 18), Baptist Medical Group-Surgical Oncology, Baptist Medical Group-Memphis Lung and Mid-South Imaging Center.
“This is a significant development for cancer patients in the area because it’s the first time Baptist Cancer Center will offer comprehensive cancer services in one location in DeSoto County,” said Zach Chandler, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “We will have medical oncology, surgical oncology, infusion, pharmacy, research and laboratory services at this one location. Access to this level of cancer expertise in one location is unparalleled in Southaven.”