Northwest Arkansas offers high-quality healthcare, and there are incredible investments being made to make it even better.

The biggest of the expansion is what’s happening at Mercy Northwest Arkansas, a hospital in Rogers and more than 30 health clinics in cities that include Bella Vista, Bentonville, Centerton, Lowell, Rogers and Springdale. Mercy also has a med-flight helicopter available to residents 24/7.

Mercy in 2016 announced a $247 million investment as part of a five-year strategic plan. The community-presence plan focuses on access to basic and specialized healthcare by expanding healthcare infrastructure and adding jobs.

Arkansas Children’s Northwest, a campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, opened in Springdale in early 2018. Its opening is considered a major win for Northwest Arkansas and it’s a great addition to the healthcare community.

Washington Regional Medical Center completed a $60 million expansion and then followed it up with a $44 million expansion. Washington Regional Medical Center is a level II trauma center, and it’s the largest hospital in the region, located in Fayetteville.

Northwest Health System has hospitals in Bentonville, Springdale and Johnson, and there are numerous clinics throughout the region. The system offers specialized cardiac and neonatal intensive care.

Additionally, Northwest Arkansas has a Veterans Administration Hospital. The hospital, which is part of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, provides outpatient services, including counseling and access to support groups. Many veterans choose to live in Northwest Arkansas because any city in the region is a short drive from the VA hospital in Fayetteville.