The proposed facility will be a general acute-care hospital located in Bryant, Arkansas. The facility will be approximately 87,985 square feet in size and will include 24 private inpatient beds, including 8 of which that will be critical care beds, 16 beds in a full-service emergency room, 2 cardiac catheterization labs, 2 operating rooms, a post-anesthesia care unit, endoscopy suite, intensive cardiac rehabilitation, an outpatient clinic, and radiology imaging to include MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, x-ray, and cardiac PET.
The facility will be designed with centralized nursing stations in each of the patient care areas to provide exclusively patient-focused care. The design of the facility will promote staff efficiency by minimizing the distance between frequently used spaces. The location of support services will allow sharing by adjacent functional areas, minimizing the risk of infection and positively impacting patient flow.
The facility will be constructed in compliance with regulations of Arkansas State Department of Health, CMS, and plan to apply for accreditation by The Joint Commission.
In a state where the prevalence of coronary artery disease, obesity, and diabetes are within the top five states of every published report, it is important to increase access and convenience to Arkansans. This hospital will not only increase access, but it will also do so with the lowest cost and highest quality of care. The rehabilitation the hospital will provide, too, will decrease the likelihood of future cardiac events and make for a healthier community.
The master plan for the campus includes a medical office building, currently in design, to include a restaurant with patio seating connecting the building with the hospital, as well as a future hospital building expansion as a second phase covering the therapeutic roof terrace with 3-stories of expansions to the upper floors, and a parking deck to serve both buildings and potential future buildings on the Heart Hospital campus.