Northwest Health Changes Name, Adds Siloam Springs Hospital to Network

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Northwest Health System of Springdale has changed its name to Northwest Health and added Siloam Springs Regional Hospital to its network of hospitals, making the health care network one of the largest 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,” Sharif Omar, CEO of Northwest Health, said in a news release. “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.”

Combined, the health system includes 487 beds, more than 540 physicians and 2,200 employees.

Under the new brand, Northwest Health will launch a shared website and social media presence this fall.

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital will continue to be owned by Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, and employee tenure, benefits, reporting structure and medical staff privileges will remain the same. A hospital board of trustees will continue to exist also.

“Our hospitals share a commitment to provide access to services and continuity of care for our patients,” Patrick Kerrwood, CEO of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, said in the release. “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.”

Northwest Health, which is owned by CHS, operates five hospitals: 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 in Fayetteville.