Fayetteville, AR Health-Care Overview

Several medical facilities add to community's quality of life

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Michael Conti

The health-care industry is in good shape in Fayetteville, where residents have access to many top medical facilities and programs including:

Washington Regional Medical Center

Leading the way for patients in need of hospital care in Fayetteville, Washington Regional Medical Center is conveniently located near the intersection of Highway 71 and Interstate 49. The hospital has 366 beds, and offers services such as neurosurgery, cardiology, diabetes education, joint care and pain management.

WRMC has added a Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute that features a comprehensive stroke program, with physicians trained in stroke diagnosis, care and rehabilitation. In addition, WRMC now has a Johnelle Hunt Women's Center to care for women at all stages of life, with physicians specializing in gynecology, high-risk obstetrics and infertility issues.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Northwest Campus

For students seeking careers in the medical field, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-Northwest Campus houses four colleges: health professions, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. UAMS-Northwest professors and scientists are also involved in several research projects to find new treatments and prevention in areas such as cancer, infectious diseases and behavioral problems.

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks

Also serving Fayetteville and the region is Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, providing health care to military veterans in 23 counties throughout northwest Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and southwest Missouri. Services at VHSO's Fayetteville VA Medical Center include primary care, mental health care, a women's clinic and surgery. In July 2015 the hospital opened a new parking garage to alleviate traffic congestion.

Northwest Health System

Northwest Health System oversees hospitals in the cities of Bentonville, Springdale and Johnson. The 128-bed Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville features specialties such as open heart surgery and a joint clinic. The 222-bed Northwest Medical Center-Springdale has been open for more than 50 years. In Johnson, Northwest Medical Center-Willow Creek Women's Hospital has 64 beds and is Arkansas' only full-service women's health provider.

Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas

With nine clinics, Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas is an independent physician group that offers services such as family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry, pulmonary screening and physical therapy. MANA was established in 1957.

Collier Drug Stores

Serving the pharmacy needs of Fayetteville residents since 1917 is Collier Drug Stores, with nine locations throughout northwest Arkansas. Prescription refill orders can be placed online, and customers have full access to view and print their personal prescription records.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years. He was previously an editor for a small-town newspaper for ... more

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