Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas will move its main entrance in December to accommodate construction of a new hospital entrance and gallery that are part of the new tower being added to the Rogers hospital.
Beginning Dec. 3, patrons must enter the hospital through Mercy Physicians Plaza, which sits immediately north of the hospital and is connected by an indoor corridor. Hospital staff will begin asking patrons to use the interim hospital entrance the week of Nov. 27 during a “soft close” of the current entrance. Signs and cones will direct patrons to the interim Physicians Plaza/Hospital entrance during this time.
The same parking lots serve the hospital and Physicians Plaza, so patrons will continue to park in familiar lots west and northwest of the hospital. Complimentary valet parking that has been available since the tower construction began will continue. Valet service runs 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but is not offered on holidays. Free shuttles run continuously 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and visitors wishing to call for a shuttle pickup may call (479) 270-4823.
Mercy expects some congestion at the interim Physicians Plaza/Hospital entrance during peak hours. Many Mercy co-workers will use a different entrance to Physicians Plaza to limit this inconvenience.
The interim entrance will serve the hospital until the new entrance opens in August 2019.
The emergency entrance on the hospital’s south side will not change during the tower construction. Patrons transporting patients during an emergency will continue to use the south entrance leading to the emergency department.
The hospital tower construction is part of a $247 million regional expansion Mercy announced in April 2016. In addition to the new hospital entrance, gallery and tower, the expansion will add seven new clinics across Northwest Arkansas. For more information about the expansion, click here.
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.