Springdale-based Northwest Health broke ground Monday (April 8) on a standalone emergency department at the site of the former Clarion Hotel along Interstate 49 in Fayetteville.
Details of the $9.5 million project, reported initially by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal one year ago, include a 10,300-square-foot building. It is expected to be completed before the end of 2019.
“We’re excited to expand our presence in the community of Fayetteville,” Northwest Health Market CEO Denten Park said in a statement. “It’s a thriving community with significant growth potential. We’ve experienced increasing demand for our services through our existing providers here, including primary care and urgent care in addition to Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital, and we look forward to opening this new service to meet the growing demand and expand care options here.”
Northwest Health is leasing 2.8 acres of the seven-acre tract from the property owner TSSD LLC, which is a subsidiary of the Razorback Foundation, the nonprofit organization that serves as the private fundraising arm of the University of Arkansas athletics department.
Little Rock-based Commercial Realty LLC is the developer. Nashville, Tenn.-based HFR Design is the project architect.
Northwest Health is owned by Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.