Mercy to Invest $500M in New Cancer Center, More Clinics

Mercy will invest $500 million with phase two’s projects including a cancer center, emergency department and isolation room expansion, additional clinic locations, more outpatient care facilities, and nearly doubling the current number of primary care physicians and specialists.

“Phase two advances Mercy’s long-standing commitment to a growing Northwest Arkansas community and how we better serve patients in the way they want to experience personalized healthcare, close to home,” said Ryan Gehrig, president of Mercy Arkansas. “This is also a continuation of our dedication to low-cost, high-quality care, a value we have provided Arkansas families and businesses for decades.” Mercy’s $500 million investment brings its total commitment to Northwest Arkansas to almost $1 billion in less than a decade.

“We have been planning to add a comprehensive cancer center in Northwest Arkansas for many years,” said Scott Cooper, MD, president of Mercy Clinic Northwest Arkansas. “Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, and we need more cancer care resources in the region. Mercy provides faith-based, compassionate care close to home so Northwest Arkansas patients have the support of family and friends they need when receiving care.”