Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas and the center point of the nation’s crossroads for business.
Over $1.65 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 17 corporate and regional headquarters, more than 3,250 jobs and 1,050 students by 2024, 29 residential developments, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant mixed-use community. People and businesses alike are drawn to the Chaffee Crossing lifestyle because this is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key.
A partnership between Mercy Fort Smith and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) will bring a new residency program to Mercy and an annual $23 million economic boost to the Fort Smith region.
Mercy Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) are developing a new residency program, thanks to a $1.3 million donation from ACHE with the assistance of the Degen Foundation.
Dignitaries from Mercy, Kindred Healthcare and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education were on hand to raise shovels and ask for blessing of the new 40-bed hospital that is expected to cost about $21 million. Mercy Fort Smith is partnering with Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare to build the rehabilitation hospital on land donated by ACHE. The facility will be next to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ACHE campus and serve as a teaching site for students in ACHE’s School of Occupational Therapy and School of Physical Therapy, press information provided by Mercy said.