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Our Commitment

The Northwest Arkansas health care community believes diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to the well-being and success of our employees, communities and businesses. Read more about our commitment to treating all residents and visitors to Northwest Arkansas.

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The Council developed its Health Care Transformation Division to facilitate collaboration among providers to make the region a destination for health care.

Northwest Arkansas Health Care: Assessment, Economic Impact and Vision for the Future was released in January 2019, focusing on Northwest Arkansas’ health care sector, a $2.7 billion portion of the region’s economy. Paired with other research we’ve done, it underscored that there’s room to grow in terms of attracting medical specialists.

The good news? Many regions facing this challenge have seen a positive impact by enacting programs and initiatives like ours.


Become a top 20 destination for the health sector service

attracting individuals seeking the best available medical care - reaching high specialties and subspecialties

Be a home to a top-tier medical center

that combines world-class physicians and scientists developing and commercializing new discoveries

Have a robust residency pipeline

that attracts the best and brightest medical school graduates from around the world

Be the home of a new model of integrative health and wellness

that has re-envisioned the health system into one that promotes one's whole health and actively incorporates self-care and integrative treatment approaches

Be the home to Level 1 Trauma Center and a virtual care center

for effective care of many chronic illnesses, population health initiatives and effective integration of intensive services providers

Be a technical leader in medicine

where data analytics and virtual and digital technology will serve as a catalytic tool to transform health care, shape research and develop and deploy solutions for sustaining health

Include regional employers

as robust partners in the design and development of health care systems to best meet the health and wellness needs of their co-workers while demonstrating great return on investment

Members of the Health Care Transformation

The Health Care Transformation Division is committed to building Northwest Arkansas into a premier health care destination through increased access to care, more availability of high-level specialty care, and integrating wellness of mind and body as an integral component of health care.


Our Healthy Alliance was created in 2021.

We are a group of Northwest Arkansas community organizations and health care providers (such as health care clinics, doctors and nurses). Our purpose is to connect those who live in Northwest Arkansas to health care services, information and resources.

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Special thanks to our major investors for their support of the Northwest Arkansas Council and our work in the region: