EVANSVILLE - Evansville-based St. Mary's Health has broken ground on a nearly $13 million facility. The 31,000 square-foot St. Mary's Northside Crossing will create 50 jobs upon opening.

The facility is expected to open in early 2017. It will feature an urgent care center, occupational medicine services, imaging services, laboratory services, physician space, physical therapy, a retail pharmacy and a medical equipment store.

"As a healthcare ministry and a longstanding member of this community, it is our goal at St. Mary’s to provide access to high-quality healthcare services that is designed to be convenient and provide an exceptional experience," said St. Mary’s President Keith Jewell. "Our focus includes meeting the long-term needs of our community and keeping them well, in addition to caring for them when they are ill. We’ve seen these goals come to fruition at Epworth Crossing in Newburgh."

The health system is currently constructing a similar facility, St. Mary's Westside Crossing. Officials broke ground on the facility last July.