Mercy Pediatric Emergency Department

A first of its kind in southwest Missouri, a new emergency care facility that improves patient experiences while delivering high-quality health care.

Utilizing a small footprint, LJC designed a new pediatric emergency room.   The new emergency department expansion features 11-bay pediatric exam rooms, including two specifically designed for children with mental health needs.  The design allows for patient and staff fluctuations if required.  Additional features include a new main entry, canopy, reception/registration, and separate adult and pediatric waiting areas for a more comfortable patient experience. 

Designed to Mercy brand standards, the iconic new entry creates a more welcoming patient experience with a high degree of transparency in a contemporary glass curtainwall compared to the dark glazing of the existing connected facility.  As a result, the new design creates a signature identity for Mercy’s pediatric emergency department program.

LJC used a complex phasing sequence to implement designs to ensure services were uninterrupted during construction.




Springfield, MO


Renovation 5,855 SF
New 8,095 SF


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design