Mercy Northwest Arkansas announced plans for a $247 million expansion, which will create more than 1,000 jobs and several capital construction projects in NWA.
Led by input from the community, a core team of Mercy leaders and the Mercy Northwest Arkansas board of directors developed plans for the expansion by studying population trends, community health outcomes and needs and access to care. The expansion includes new clinics in Benton & Washington counties and a seven-story tower addition that will add 100 beds to the hospital.
“Having more clinics and recruiting new doctors and advanced practitioners to Mercy will allow our patients to get care close to home,” Dr. Steve Goss, president of Mercy Clinic, stated in the release. “Our intent is that these expansions will positively impact the health and wellness of the community.”
“Our hospital and clinics have been serving the community at a very high capacity,” Mercy Hospital President, Eric Pianalto said in a news release. “To ensure we carry out our mission and continue to meet the needs of Northwest Arkansas, we developed this $247 million community presence plan that will allow us to serve our patients into the future by providing additional access to quality care and advancing the region as a health care destination.”
Mercy is dedicated to carrying out its mission to deliver compassionate care and exceptional service. In doing so, Mercy has committed close to $400 million over the last 20 years. Philanthropic support from the community has also been key to Mercy’s success.