Forrest City Medical Center, Forrest City, AR. Photo courtesy of FC Medical Center

East Arkansas’ proximity to Little Rock, where more than 80 percent of state physicians receive training, affords our region a range of healthcare options.

Forrest City Medical Center is a regional, acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. The facility is licensed for 118 beds, and serves a five-county area in eastern Arkansas, providing general medicine and eighteen specialty services with 94 active and consulting physicians. Forrest City Medical Center has served as an integral part of meeting the healthcare needs of east Arkansas since 1958.

Located on Interstate 40 in the heart of the Delta, Forrest City Medical Center provides core services in general medicine, women’s health, and surgery. The hospital also provides specialty services including a Sleep Lab, a Heart Cath Lab, a Wound Care Center, and an American Heart Association award-winning Emergency Department with a Level IV Trauma Center.

ARcare, a private non-profit corporation, provides affordable health care to rural Arkansas through a network of more than 25 primary care clinics, dental clinics, pharmacies and wellness centers. ARcare’s highly-trained doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals provide education and prevention programs to other Arkansas agencies, as well as patients.

“ARcare is extremely proud of the fact that we care for so many of Arkansas’ communities,” said ARcare representative Julie Wray. “We are fortunate to have an opportunity to help fill the noticeable gaps in the service area for Eastern Arkansas and remain completely committed to providing broad access to quality care in this region.”

The Medication Assistance Program (MAP) helps patients obtain prescription medications they couldn’t otherwise afford. In partnership with many pharmaceutical companies, ARcare has assisted nearly 20,000 people to receive medications.

CrossRidge Community Hospital, Wynne, AR. Photo courtesy of CrossRidge Community Hospital

CrossRidge Community Hospital is an award-winning hospital has served the East Arkansas community for more than 50 years. From cardiac rehab to physical therapy to an extensive network of radiology services, CrossRidge’s breadth of  health care rivals most others in the state. CrossRidge houses the following specialty clinics: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (ENT), Podiatry and Pulmonology.