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The medical community of Van Buren continues to meet the evolving needs of today’s patients, striving to incorporate the latest medical technology and facilities in daily practice. From dentists and family medicine physicians to surgeons and senior care providers, the multitude of healthcare resources established in Van Buren and its neighboring communities guarantee residents have convenient access to high-quality care.

Area Hospitals & Health Systems


Summit Medical Center has served the western Arkansas region and parts of eastern Oklahoma for almost 60 years, providing high-quality medical care to these residents. Managed by Health Management Associates, the employees and physicians have given the hospital a rich heritage of caring and commitment to the patients. Summit is a 103-bed facility providing radiology, outpatient testing, physical therapy, occupational medicine, surgery, intensive care, motion and mending joint camp, a wound healing center and more. Care Plus Van Buren Urgent Care is also available, where physicians pride themselves on learning about their patient’s lives and seeing the whole picture to keep them healthy. The hospital received the Quality Improvement and Innovator awards from Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. Sparks Regional Medical Center, part of the Sparks Health Systems, has provided superior quality and comprehensive patient-centered healthcare services to the River Valley area for 125 years. Named as the Best Regional Hospital in 2012 by U.S. News and World Report, Sparks offers a full spectrum of services including stroke care, cardiac care, cancer care, women’s health and more. The hospital also boasts a sleep disorder center, Marvin Altman Fitness Center, neurology center, vascular neurology and memory disorders clinic, cancer center, radiation treatment center, an orthopedic center and many more. In 2011, Sparks started construction on 10 new state-of-the-art operating rooms, which will be a part of a new surgery center.

Mercy Hospital For Smith is a 336-bed acute hospital, with more than 100 years of history providing care to all who need it. While this hospital is located in Fort Smith, Mercy Clinic Family Medicine is located in Van Buren, providing children’s and primary care. The dedicated team of Mercy healthcare professionals provides care with innovative technology and new services, while keeping the tradition of compassionate care and exceptional service. Services at the Fort Smith location include an outpatient center for testing and surgery services, a women’s center, Hembree Cancer Center, Home care hospice, sleep disorder center, wound care with hyperbaric medicine and more.

The sundry options of excellent healthcare in Van Buren ensure residents have the resources needed to live a healthy life now and into the future.

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