In an effort to improve access to its health care services, Mercy on Sept. 25 introduced a $2.6 million freestanding emergency department, the first in Northwest Arkansas.
The ED is at Mercy Bella Vista in Benton County and began serving patients Oct. 1.
“If you look at where we are investing our time and resources you will see one common theme: increasing access to health care,” Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, said in a news release. “And sometimes that means blazing a new trail like the freestanding ED. Access to health care plays such an important role in helping all our families have the fullest life possible.”
The 24-hour ED features lab, X-ray, CT scan and a specified medical helicopter landing location. Staffed with 30... [ MORE ]