Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Expands Affiliation with Northwest Health

SSRH LOGOSILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – September 1, 2016 – Today, Northwest Health System changes its name to Northwest Health and also announces the addition of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, making Northwest Health one of the largest health networks in the state.

"Siloam Springs Regional Hospital and the other hospitals in Northwest Health have worked together closely for years to serve the health needs of Northwest Arkansas," says Sharif Omar, CEO, Northwest Health. "Today we formalize our relationship by welcoming Siloam Springs to the Northwest Health network and expand access to quality care for the Siloam Springs community."

Northwest Health is now a five hospital system that includes Northwest Medical Center – Bentonville, Northwest Medical Center – Springdale, Northwest Medical Center – Willow Creek Women's Hospital, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital and Northwest Health Physicians' Specialty Hospital. Under the new brand, Northwest Health will launch a shared website and social media presence this fall to help patients easily locate the care and services they need.

Together, our system has 487 beds, and a combined active medical staff of more than 540 physicians and 2,200 employees who together to provide quality healthcare for our region. Collectively, Northwest Health hospitals had more than 18,000 inpatient admissions, 90,000 emergency room visits and 4,200 deliveries in 2015. All hospitals remain affiliated with Community Health Systems.

"Our hospitals share a commitment to provide access to services and continuity of care for our patients. Aligning together will support all of our efforts to deliver safe, quality patient care while positioning our network for long-term success and strength," says Patrick Kerrwood, CEO, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. "Our mission remains the same and what we do on a day-to-day level – caring for the people who live in our community – won't change. Being part of Northwest Health will only strengthen what we can offer our patients."

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital will continue to operate with local leadership and make decisions about the services, physicians and resources available to the Siloam Springs community. There is no change in ownership, so there will be no impact on employee's tenure, benefits, reporting structure or medical staff privileges. A distinct and dedicated Board of Trustees will continue to exist for Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.



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