WRMC Medical Complex Satellite ER Construction to Begin

Cherokee Village, AR - M&A Jones Construction submitted the successful bid for conversion of the WRMC Medical Complex Urgent Care Clinic into a Satellite Emergency Room.  Work on the project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed this spring.  As reported earlier, the building was constructed to comply with healthcare code and only minor modifications are needed to prepare for installation of cardiac monitoring equipment and relocation of the CT scanner.   The satellite emergency room will be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health and provide 24/7 access to physician led medical care.  Officials at the Arkansas Department of Health granted the verbal approval necessary for renovations to begin.  Upon clarification of procedural questions final written approval will be granted.

“We are eager to begin fulfilling our promise to Sharp County residents to expand access to quality medical care,” said Gary Paxson, WRHS Chief Information Officer. “Community support for our Urgent Care Clinic demonstrated the need for expansion. While new to Arkansas, Satellite Emergency Rooms have proven to be a model for providing care in rural communities in other states and we are confident it is the right fit for Sharp County.”


Photo caption – Terry Watson, Cromwell Architects Engineers; Gary Paxson, WRHS Chief Information Officer; and Robert Bateman, Cromwell Architects Engineers, review final plans for the WRMC Medical Complex Satellite Emergency Room.