Mercy Hospital Fort Smith Quick Facts

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

Mercy in River Valley

  • Mercy Hospital Booneville
  • Mercy Hospital Ozark
  • Mercy Hospital Paris
  • Mercy Hospital Waldron
  • Mercy Clinic
    • Booneville, AR
    • Cedarville, AR
    • Charleston, AR
    • Greenwood, AR
    • Fort 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 Fort 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.
  • 2017 - Cooper Clinic joins Mercy Fort Smith, adding about 60 providers, more than 400 employees, nearly 30 clinics and 10 locations.

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’ first Ronald McDonald Family Room. This 2,100-square-foot space within the hospital gives families of young patients 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.


  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2020 gave Mercy Hospital Fort Smith a four-star rating. CMS re-evaluates hospitals annually using more than 100 measures divided into seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and effective use of medical imaging. 
  • Mercy Hospital Fort Smith regularly earns an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group as part of its Hospital Safety Grades, which score hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Mercy Hospital Fort Smith most recent received an A grade in fall 2019.
  • Mercy Home Health in Fort Smith was named among the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and received the annual HomeCare Elite Award of Excellence and for the second time is among the top 500 agencies in the country.
  • Mercy Hospital Fort Smith was named a 2017 Consumer Choice Award Winner by the National Research Corp. It's the 13th year in a row to earn 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 for four consecutive years (2016 to 2019) by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2019)

  • Staffed Beds: 257
  • Critical Access Hospitals: 4
  • Mercy Clinic practices: 73
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 37
  • Co-workers at main hospital: 1,875
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 15,656
  • Births Per Year: 2,364
  • Emergency Department Visits: 50,664
  • Surgeries(Inpatient and Outpatient): 19,577
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 177
  • Outpatient Visits: 196,508
  • Traditional Charity Care: $4.6 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $22.7 million
  • Other Community Benefit: $2.5 million