Sparks Regional Medical Center
Nestled in the Arkansas River Valley, between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Fort Smith is Arkansas's second largest city. Located on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, Fort Smith uniquely combines the history of the "Old West" with the gentle charm of the antebellum "Old South," by offering glimpses into its distinctive past through restorations, attractions, museums and festivals. Modern Fort Smith offers a diverse and stable economic base, an educated workforce, professional medical facilities, award-winning schools, outstanding transportation networks and quality of life.
Sparks Regional Medical Center is a 492-bed hospital that provides comprehensive healthcare services to the greater Fort Smith area and beyond. In addition to an acute-care hospital, Sparks Regional's healthcare services include open-heart surgery, an ambulatory care center, sleep lab, and home health agency. The hospital has been recognized for stroke care and has earned The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction as a primary stroke center. With a strong history dating back to 1887 as the first hospital in Arkansas, Sparks Regional is constantly striving to meet the area's growing healthcare needs.