SALINE MEMORIAL ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD BRYANT CAMPUS
MEMORIAL ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD BRYANT CAMPUS
Benton, AR (March
17, 2015) A new healthcare campus is in the works for the Bryant
community. With the toss of dirt from their shovels, hospital representatives,
community leaders, and physicians helped break ground for the new Saline
Memorial Bryant Medical Campus.
“The need for expansion into Bryant and the east end of the
county became very clear several years ago,” said Bob Trautman, SMH CEO. “We
identified the need in 2012, after a community health needs assessment took
place. Bryant has been underserved for the last few years as the area has experienced
exponential growth. Our goal is to fill this gap and to expand our footprint
throughout the County.”
Memorial Hospital (SMH) acquired property in Bryant located close to the
intersection of Market Place Drive and Highway 5, just north of Ashley
Furniture Home Store and Wal-Mart. The campus will be built around an existing
five acre lake that will be developed with walking paths and pavilions for use
by employees, patients and families.
“The intent is to develop a centralized location for SMH
services in Bryant and to build an identity as the leading healthcare provider
in the County,” said Trautman.
campus will be in constant development and expansion as the hospital leadership
team works through a phased plan that will take up to ten years to complete.
“We will start phase one by relocating existing clinics like
Central Arkansas Women’s Group and Bryant Medical Clinic to the new
location—then there will be an outpatient surgery center that will follow in
another six to eight months. This is a ten-year plan that takes our existing
leases into consideration.”
“Consolidation of services like physical therapy and imaging
services will make care more accessible and user-friendly for our patients.
We’re bringing in new services as well in an effort to make the experience as
positive and complete as possible,” said Trautman.
Saline Memorial Hospital
(SMH) is a full-service, 177-bed non-profit community hospital that has served
Saline County and the surrounding areas for more than 60 years. Located in
Benton, Arkansas, SMH provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient
services, including but not limited to, cardiology, women’s services, bariatric
surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, adult and
geriatric psychiatry, hospice and home health, sleep disorders and wound care.
For more information, visit salinememorial.org.