The medical community of Van Buren continues to meet the evolving needs of today’s patients, striving to incorporate the latest medical technology and facilities in daily practice. From dentists and family medicine physicians to surgeons and senior care providers, the multitude of healthcare resources established in Van Buren and its neighboring communities guarantee residents have convenient access to high-quality care.
Area Hospitals & Health Systems
Summit Medical Center has served this western Arkansas region and portions of eastern Oklahoma for nearly 60 years, providing high-quality medical care to more than 160,000 residents. Managed by Health Management Associates, Summit Medical Center has transformed from a 62-bed hospital into a 103-bed, full-service acute care medical center. Summit Medical Center provides a variety of diagnostic, inpatient and outpatient services on campus, along with care through the Cornerstone Family Clinic and Internal Medicine & Associates, both located in town. The hospital recently received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and is regularly a recipient of Quality Improvement and Innovation in Healthcare awards from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.
Further options for healthcare are available in Fort Smith, which boasts two exceptional hospital campuses. Sparks Regional Medical Center, part of the Sparks Health System, provides a comprehensive list of medical specialties and advanced diagnostic services in its modern facility. In early 2008, the hospital unveiled its much-anticipated multimillion-dollar Renaissance Building—a 142,000-square-foot addition. The project features the new Boreham Emergency Room, an improved Intensive Care Unit and enhanced medical imaging and cardiovascular services. A few months later, Sparks introduced its new $3 million Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The fully integrated healthcare delivery system also features the Sparks Clinic, Sparks PremierCare and the Marvin Altman Fitness Center.
St. Edward Mercy Medical Center is the flagship of the St. Edward Mercy Health System, a network that also operates three satellite facilities and several medical clinics in the area—including a clinic in Van Buren. The 336-bed hospital serves as a not-for-profit general acute-care facility, featuring the region’s sole Level III Neonatal ICU, a new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Department, a modern Women’s Center, an accredited Rehabilitation Center and an accredited cancer program.
The sundry options for excellent healthcare in Van Buren ensure residents have the resources needed to live a healthy life now and into the future.