Press Release: 05.27.2016

McCarthy Receives AGC Building Excellence Award for Mercy Hospital Joplin

McCarthy Team Receiving AGC Excellence Award for Mercy Hospital Joplin

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is honored that Mercy Hospital Joplin has been recognized by the Kansas City Chapter of AGC as Project of the Year by a General Contractor Over $50 Million. McCarthy served as construction manager to rebuild the $347 million, 890,000-square-foot Mercy Hospital Joplin that replaced St. John’s Mercy Regional Medical Center when it was demolished by the May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo. In addition to setting the standard in tornado readiness at the hospital level, the project was completed under budget and in less than half the time it would normally take to plan, design and construct a comparable facility — an unprecedented 46 months.

“While McCarthy is grateful to have been part of the rebuilding process, we will always remember those that were lost in the devastation,” said McCarthy Project Director Ryan Felton, who led the Mercy Joplin rebuild efforts. “It’s fitting to receive this prestigious award from AGC, just days after the five-year anniversary of the tragic Joplin tornado.”

When Mercy made a promise to rebuild the hospital by early 2015, McCarthy and its team delivered. Doors opened in March 2015, providing a safe, state-of-the-art healthcare facility for Joplin and the surrounding communities. The new Mercy Joplin includes a nine-story hospital patient tower and five-story clinic tower. It houses units including medical surgical, critical care, women’s/children’s (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms), neonatal intensive care, behavioral health and rehab.

In addition to McCarthy, the project team included architectural firms HKS, Inc. and Archimages, MEP engineer Heideman & Associates, civil engineer Olsson & Associates and landscape architect SWT Design.

Honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of six judges and recognized at the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) biennial Building Excellence Awards Banquet on May 24, 2016. Founded in 1918, the AGC of America represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 9,000 specialty contracting firms. More than 10,500 suppliers and service providers are also associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters, including the Kansas City Chapter. Visit the Kansas City Chapter, AGC at or the AGC of America at

About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been building communities across America for more than 150 years, delivering certainty for clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology tools to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). The firm has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis, Atlanta, Collinsville, Ill., Leawood, Kan., Phoenix, Las Vegas; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque as well as San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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