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Forrest City Medical Center
Forrest City Medical Center (FCMC), a 118-bed, full-service facility, is
accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
FCMC has been serving the residents of St. Francis and its
neighboring counties for more than twenty-five years and offers emergency
services, obstetrics, a nursery, pediatric services, cardiac services, imaging
services, a GI/Endoscopy Lab, outpatient surgery, and laboratory services among
The facility campus encompasses 55 acres including the adjoining
physician office park, built in 1983.
ForrestCity—A Great Place to Live, Work and Play
gives you the best of two worlds.
On the one hand, there’s a friendly, home-town community of almost
17,000 with a low cost of living and easy pace of life you’ll find easy to take.
On the other hand, you’ve got easy access via Interstate 40 to
nearby Memphis (45 miles) and Little Rock (85 miles), where you can
experience fine dining, world-class entertainment, opera, symphony, live
theater, museums and a zoo.
Recreation …and Play! Since 1987, well over 100 bass weighing eight or more pounds have been
caught in our lakes.
If you enjoy the outdoors, we’ll show you the comfortable cabins, sylvan
campsites, and beautiful trails of Arkansas’ largest state park, —and the
fascinating geological formation known as Crowley’s Ridge, a natural treasure of
flora unique to this part of the state.
Excellent hunting and fishing for white-tailed deer and other game is
available in the woods surrounding Forrest City and at nearby state and national
wildlife management areas.
We’ve got two beautiful country clubs with golf courses (and reciprocating
Baseball and softball are available in our Municipal Sports Complex, and a
sporting clays range nearby to challenge your marksmanship skills.
Forrest City’s Mightymite Triathlon draws athletes and fans from all over
Each year there’ a championship rodeo—one of the best in the delta—plus a
hot-air balloon race, Bar-B-Q feast, and a bumper crop of other fun things to
Forrest City area schools receive top priority from the community.
The Forrest City School District educates approximately 5,300 students each
year in grades K-12 at its modern, well-equipped facilities, which include
computer labs, software, math manipulative and well-stocked libraries.
Comprehensive special education and special services programs are also offered.
All schools are fully recognized by the Arkansas Dept. of Education and all
offer Gifted and Talented programs. On the elementary level, the district is one
of only two in the state to offer a program of parent choice through a magnet
Also located in Forrest City is East Arkansas Community College, which
offers a variety of associate degrees, as well as an accredited nursing program.
Through a cooperative agreement with Arkansas State University, EACC is also
able to offer upper division and graduate level courses.