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Mercy Northwest Arkansas announces $500 million expansion

Published July 27, 2022

Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers announced a $500 million expansion in the region. It will include a new cancer center, emergency department and isolation rooms, additional clinic locations, more outpatient care facilities and nearly doubling the current number of primary care physicians and specialists.

Mercy has committed nearly $1 billion for health care in the region in the past 10 years. In 2016, the $300 million phase one was completed, which included a 275,000-square-foot patient tower, 1,000 new health care jobs and primary care and specialty clinics in Benton and Washington counties.

Ryan Gehrig, president of Mercy Arkansas, said, “Phase two advances Mercy’s long-standing commitment to a growing Northwest Arkansas community and how we better serve patients in the way they want to experience personalized health care, close to home. This is also a continuation of our dedication to low-cost, high-quality care, a value we have provided Arkansas families and businesses for decades.”

The hospital also will build out the top floors of the hospital to increase the number of patient beds to nearly 400.