Mercy Hospital Fort Smith has made several exciting developments this year, including the launch of their obstetrics emergency department. In June, the OBHG partnership went live and the team began seeing a positive impact within a week. Recently, the Times Record published an article detailing the recent changes at the hospital.
Concerning the new OB emergency department, Dr. Andrew Riché, Mercy Fort Smith chief of staff, said that the OBHG partnership has reduced the number of patients in the main ER. It’s also given women an opportunity to be seen by a board-certified obstetrician. “Regardless of pay source, with or without insurance, we won’t turn anybody away."