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Education / Health Care

Mercy Fort Smith Creates Dedicated Education Unit for Student Nurses

The hospital is piloting the program this spring with nursing programs at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Oklahoma. read more >
Education / Health Care / Legal

Lauren Price Opens Foot & Ankle Clinic in Benton (Movers & Shakers)

Price earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Central Arkansas and a doctorate of podiatric medicine from Kent State University. read more >
Stephanie Whitaker, chief nursing officer at Mercy Fort Smith
Health Care

Stephanie Whitaker Named Chief Nurse at Mercy Fort Smith

Whitaker joined Mercy in late 2021 as vice president of patient care services. read more >
Health Care

Ryan Gehrig Named President of Both Mercy Hospitals in NWA

Mercy Northwest's current president, Eric Pianalto, will assume a new role as chief strategic growth officer. read more >
Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy of Mercy Fort Smith
Health Care

Mercy Brings On Neurohospitalists (Movers & Shakers)

Neurohospitalists Dr. Jacob Didion and Dr. Sujan Reddy have joined Mercy Fort Smith. read more >
A rendering of the main entrance of the planned ER and ICU expansion at Mercy Fort Smith.
Construction

Mercy Fort Smith Announces $162M Expansion of ER, ICU

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith announces plans for a $162 million expansion of its emergency room and intensive care unit. read more >
Health Care

Mercy Fort Smith Kicks Off New Residency Programs

Mercy Fort Smith prepares to welcome its first internal medicine and family medicine residents. read more >
UAFS' Derek Goodson uses a 3-D printer to make a face shield component.
Education / Health Care / Manufacturing

UAFS, UA Little Rock Use 3-D Printers to Make Face Shield Parts

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are using 3-D printers to make face shields for the state's health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
Todd NighswongerMercy Fort Smith
Health Care / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Nighswonger Moves to Mercy; Khanga Settles In at Visit Bentonville (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Todd Nighswonger has joined Mercy Fort Smith as senior media relations and communications specialist. Amanda Khanga has joined Visit Bentonville as meeting and sales manager. read more >
Health Care

Mercy Clinic, Cooper Clinic Announce Merger

Cooper Clinic and Mercy Clinic in Fort Smith announced Wednesday that they have merged. The organizations' boards of directors approved the agreement last month. read more >
Health Care

Cooper Clinic, Mercy Clinic In Merger Talks

The boards of Cooper Clinic P.A. and Mercy Clinic Fort Smith announced Thursday that they are discussing a possible merger. read more >
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education expects its building in Fort Smith to be ready in July.
Construction / Education / Health Care / Insurance

Supply Lags Demand for Osteopathic Residencies

Two new osteopathic medical schools preparing to open in Arkansas aim to address the state’s shortage of primary care physicians, but the pipeline of required residencies may be too narrow to handle a flood of new medical school graduates beginning in 2021. read more >
Health Care

Wal-Mart Foundation Gives $150,000 Grant To Help Mercy Fort Smith NICU

Mercy Fort Smith received a $150,000 contribution from the Wal-Mart Foundation to assist with the purchase of critical care equipment for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). read more >