Fort Smith, Arkansas
- Recently named the #1 city for the lowest cost of living in the US by Kiplinger
- Excellent Public and Private top ranked schools
- Home to University of Arkansas- Fort Smith
- Outstanding Fort Smith Symphony – The state’s oldest symphony
- The leader in Arkansas’ manufacturing communities and is home to many national and international companies
- An abundance of outdoor recreational activities: hiking, camping and hunting
Fort Smith, Arkansas is located on the Arkansas River in Western Arkansas and is surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains- an outdoorsman’s dream! Fort Smith offers beautiful golf courses if golf is your game! From preschool thru college, Fort Smith has a top notch school system. Whether your preference is public school or private school, your children will receive an excellent education and be ready for college at the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith. Kiplinger magazine voted Fort Smith the #1 City in America for the lowest cost of living. Fort Smith is a fun place to live and raise a family without all the costs and concerns of a big city!
Fort Smith is the home of the new Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Employed physician’s with Mercy Clinic will have the option to be involved in a faculty role at the new osteopathic school.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017, and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Across Mercy we are innovating how health care is delivered by transforming the landscape of a formerly hospital-centric system to one of shared decision-making between all sectors of health care. By coming together as one physician-led and professionally managed Mercy Clinic, we have begun to share best practices and leverage our resources, knowledge and talents to improve efficiency, reduce redundancy and drive clinical and fiscal responsibility for the health outcomes of the communities we serve.