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Mercy Opens New Primary Care Clinic in Fort Smith

Dr. Fareed Kannout, internal medicine specialist with Mercy, is moving his practice to the new Towson Avenue clinic. read more >
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Mercy and Mayo Add 3 Health Systems to Shared Data Network

The partnership anticipates that AI and machine learning will lead to advancements that could serve a wide range of purposes beyond better care. read more >
Officials from Fort Smith and Mercy break ground on the health provider's new clinic in the city on Nov. 16, 2022
Construction / Health Care

Mercy Breaks Ground on New Fort Smith Clinic

Mercy officials anticipate the new clinic will open in late 2023. New patients will be accepted. read more >
A rendering of the cancer center Mercy plans to build in northwest Arkansas as part of phase two of its regional expansion
Construction / Health Care

$500M Mercy Project Includes Cancer Center

The healthcare system plans to expand services to northwest Arkansas. read more >
Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits

Mercy to Invest $500M in Next Phase of NWA Expansion

The plan includes a new cancer center and the hiring of more than 100 physicians and specialists across the region. read more >
Mohamed O. Elasri of UAMS in Little Rock
Banking & Finance / Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Elasri Fills Vice Chancellor Slot at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Mohamed O. Elasri has been named associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Mercy Receives $2.2M Grant to Expand Telehealth

The money will benefit Mercy’s rural locations and allow specialists to virtually support patients. read more >
A doctor walks down a hospital hallway. Hospitals and nursing homes across the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as deadlines arrive for employee vaccination against COVID-19.
Health Care

Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages as Vaccine Deadlines Loom

Turnover during the pandemic is already high. Now some health workers may quit or let themselves be fired instead of getting the vaccine. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. The health system has purchased 15 acres of land adjacent to its main campus to expand operations. 
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Washington Regional Acquires 15 Acres to Expand Operations

The $6.63 million property is adjacent to the health system's main campus. read more >
Government & Politics

Mercy to Pay All Employees $15 Per Hour, Starting Sept. 19

Mercy, which operates hospitals in Fort Smith and Rogers, says it will increase to $15 per hour the starting wage for all current and new employees across its multistate footprint. read more >

Mercy to Require Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Mercy, which operates hospitals in Fort Smith and Rogers, says it will require workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19, effective Sept. 30. read more >
A rendering of the main entrance of the planned ER and ICU expansion at Mercy Fort Smith.

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 >
Joanna Weakley (left) with Eksobionics, the company that developed the device patient Jim Gratton is using here, and Kylie Daniels with Mercy accompany Gratton on tour of the new Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith on Friday. They were joined by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (far right).
Construction / Education / Health Care

Mercy Completes $28.5M Rehab Hospital in Fort Smith

Mercy executives and state and local officials mark the completion of the $28.5 million Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith. read more >
Jeff Stinson, director of HealthTech Arkansas.
Business Services / Health Care / Investments / Technology

HealthTech Arkansas Partnering With PwC

The Singapore office of PwC, aka PricewaterhouseCoopers, and HealthTech Arkansas are working together to bring startups from Singapore to Arkansas for clinical trials and pilot projects with 11 health care providers. read more >
Dr. Hannah Williams of the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
Education / Health Care

UAMS Women’s Mental Health Adds Hannah Williams (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Hannah Williams has joined the Women’s Mental Health Clinic in the Psychiatric Research Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock. read more >
Construction / Health Care

Mercy, GoHealth Urgent Care to Open 30 Urgent Care Centers in Midwest

GoHealth Urgent Care of Atlanta and Mercy of Chesterfield, Missouri, announced Wednesday that they have partnered to create a network of more than 30 co-branded “Mercy-GoHealth” urgent care centers across the Midwest over the next two years. read more >
In 2015, Mercy opened its $53 million Virtual Care Center, which it touted as the world’s first building dedicated entirely to serving patients beyond its own walls. The 125,000-SF facility is in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Government & Politics / Health Care

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. read more >