It’s no secret that Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock is actively investigating an expansion into Northwest Arkansas.
No secret, because ACH hasn’t kept it a secret. In the past few months, some of its key leaders have met with several health care executives and other civic leaders in our area, and from what we’ve been told, the ACH leadership has been clear — they are planning to increase the pediatric specialty services in Northwest Arkansas by building a hospital.
When reached by phone recently, Dr. Robert Steele, the chief strategy officer at ACH, acknowledged the hospital’s interest in Northwest Arkansas, but added the evaluation process is ongoing and complex, particularly due to the substantial need of philanthropic support.
Steele offered... [ MORE ]