Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

  • 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 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.

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.


  • 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 Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 and 2016 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 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, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2017)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 360
  • Critical Access Hospitals: 4
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 38
  • Co-workers: 1,822
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 14,912
  • Births Per Year: 2,334
  • Emergency Department Visits: 51,294
  • Surgeries(Inpatient and Outpatient): 16,873
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 160
  • Outpatient Visits: 154,511
  • Traditional Charity Care: $6.6 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $25 million
  • Other Community Benefit: $1.8 million