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Although the coronavirus pandemic first arrived in Arkansas back in March, Northwest Arkansas is only now seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases across the region, which means local hospitals are admitting more patients who require hospitalization and the use of a ventilator. Mercy Clinic Northwest Arkansas President Steve Goss discusses how the health system is managing the growing number of cases and how it prepared for that eventuality ahead of time.

Northwest Arkansas Health Care Providers

Cases of COVID-19 have been skyrocketing in Northwest Arkansas over the last few weeks, so healthcare providers in the region ware launching a new campaign called "Safe and Strong" to remind residents of the serious nature of the coronavirus.

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Today is the first day of operations for Mercy Springdale, a new multispecialty clinic located near Elm Springs Road and 48th Street. The facility, Mercy’s largest outpatient clinic in Northwest Arkansas, features more than 60 exam rooms, imaging services and a 24-hour Emergency Department with 12 treatment rooms.

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Mercy Northwest Arkansas' new multispecialty facility is almost ready to start accepting patients. The $47 million clinic will offer primary and specialty care and includes a 24-hour emergency department. 

Mercy will host a free Medicare workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 in Berryville. Open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Participants can register by calling Denise Tanner at 479-314-4734.