Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Hospital Campus

7301 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 314-6000

  • Mercy Hembree Cancer Center
  • Mercy Heart and Vascular Center
  • Mercy Breast Center
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III)
  • Emergency Department (Trauma Level II)
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Inpatient Hospice Unit 
  • Pharmacy
  • Lab and Imaging Services
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation

Mercy in River Valley

  • Mercy Hospital Ozark
  • Mercy Hospital Waldron
  • Mercy Hospital Paris
  • Mercy Hospital Booneville
  • Mercy Clinic
    • Booneville, AR
    • Cedarville, AR
    • Charleston, AR
    • Ft. Smith, AR
    • Magazine, AR
    • Mansfield, AR
    • Ozark, AR
    • Paris, AR
    • Poteau, OK
    • Van Buren, AR
    • Waldron, AR
    • Sallisaw, OK

Mercy Heritage

  • 1853 - First Sisters of Mercy arrive by steamboat in Ft. Smith to open schools and care for the sick.
  • 1905 - Sisters of Mercy establish the 30-bed St. Edward Infirmary. It was named after the Bishop Edward Fitzgerald of Little Rock who gave the Sisters permission to open the infirmary.
  • 1923 - The need for an expanded hospital leads to the opening of a new 100-bed facility on Rogers Avenue. It is named St. Edward Mercy Hospital.
  • 1975 - The current location on Rogers Avenue opens.
  • 2002 - 60,000-square-foot Mercy Medical Building opens adjacent to the hospital
  • 2008 - Mercy Clinic is established as an integrated physician group.
  • 2012 - St. Edward Mercy becomes Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Just the Facts:


  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated, electronic health record that provides real-time paperless access to patient information
  • MyMercy, a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer or smart phone.


  • Area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) caring for critically ill and premature infants.
  • Home to Arkansas’ only Ronald McDonald Family Room. This 2,100-square-foot space within the hospital gives families of NICU babies a place to go during the day and offers four sleeping rooms for parents who live more than 30 miles from the hospital.


  • Mobile mammography unit reaches approximately 1,600 women a year by traveling throughout the 13-county region. Uninsured patients are able to get mammograms free or at reduced cost through the “To Save a Life” program.


  • Named a 2014 Consumer Choice Award Winner by the National Research Corporation. It's the tenth year in a row Mercy Fort Smith has earned this honor. The award identifies hospitals that health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality in the marketplace.

Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2013)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 332
  • Critical Access Hospitals: 4
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 41
  • Co-workers: 2,117
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 12,507
  • Births Per Year: 2,174
  • Emergency Department Visits:50,634
  • Surgeries(Inpatient and Outpatient): 13,161
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 111
  • Outpatient Visits:360,525
  • Traditional Charity Care: $7.8 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid:$9.5 million
  • Other Community Benefit: $4.9 million